We were down to the wire finishing up odds and ends projects, along with staging and decorating the house. However two last biggies were completed as well; removing the mound of dirt at the back of the house, and finishing the painting on the north side and the back.
We committed to a time in the afternoon to invite a few friends over for a socially distant champagne toast and when we scheduled it, we thought we had plenty of time to get it all done. Such is the case, always, that time flies when the race is on.
Still, I enjoyed every single second.
All of these things that I have saved for years, storing everything in the barn, garage, and attic, finally got put in place. Most of the decor and furniture was either given to me, or bought on FB Marketplace and Thrift Stores.
My friend Peter came over and helped me stage the garden house, designing little vignettes, a beautiful sitting area, and lighting placement. The rest was up to me.
The potting bench table was found in a “free” pile at a local warehouse, and the rest of the items were brought over from the potting bench in the barn. After all, a potting bench in the garden house is a must, that’s really the main purpose.
We ran pipe under the foundation for water and electricity. This concrete sink has been stored in the garage for 10 years, and fits in perfectly here across from the potting bench.
A place to sit and relax is another purpose of the house. A place to unwind and gather my thoughts and some inspo along the way. The chairs were found on Facebook Marketplace, and I recovered the cushions a couple years ago and saved them until now.
Entertaining and photo shoots are planned here too. We’ll have a few meals here, and entertain friends when time allows. The lighting deems perfect for photography and a tablescape heaven.
I plan to spend as much time as possible out here in the garden house. I feel so fortunate to have it. All of the saving, and planning, and building, and tedious window paining and scraping have all paid off.
As you might have guessed, when I set my mind on something, I work hard to achieve it, never giving up. Even if it took 8 years to come to fruition, it was certainly worth the wait.
I thank you all for joining me on this build, and brining me ideas, thoughts, and yes, inspiration. I’m grateful that my readers are so engaged. I adore you.