I am HATING and I do mean HATING having the Garagemahal shut down while the near the lake house is on the market. It has been an unusually cold, wet winter in southeast Texas and I have been at loose ends. It is too cold and or dark in the evenings when I come in to work on projects at home during the week and it is all about decluttering, cleaning, and moving stuff to storage on the weekends. Oh how I hope this is all over soon.
One of the things that I can do right now is plan and dream. After my big winfall at the clean out the barn sale, I am really thinking about the Guest Shed. According to the tax rolls it is a little over 400 square feet.
I know you are probably not impressed with it, but it is cool. It has a wood burning stove, hardwood floors reclaimed from a high school gym and already has plumbing. Currently it is a wood shop but it wouldn’t work for me. The enclosed space wouldn’t accommodate moving furniture in and out. There is a better space on the property already.
Have you ever tried Olioboard? It is fun to use.
If you have a room you are thinking about redoing it is a great way to envision the space. I have super cool mid century chairs instead of the ones pictured, we will be building a Murphy bed that will look like a cabinet. The space will have a bathroom with a shower, a kitchenette with my farmhouse sink find in it a and cabinets already in the space.
The one room guest house is going to have bright white walls, a whitewashed turquoise wall, bright curtains. (I am thinking orange print for the curtains.) I love the site Spoonflower for fabrics. Right now these are my favorites:
I am leaning toward the wood grain as a nod to the woods surrounding the shed.
I plan on getting a modern vinyl fouton that can double as an added bed. I think the artwork is going to be mid century-ish fish as another reminder of the lake nearby. ( I also think they are really cool.)
I found these cool images on Etsy.
This Good Housekeeping 1959 photo is my inspiration with a more modern twist.
I collected some colors while out yesterday and I found the cushions for the lounge chair at Lowes. They are a green print.
Now if only our lake house would sell quickly. Fingers crossed.
I hope you all have a dry, warm, productive day.
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