Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Daily She Shed ~ Interior Finishes

The weather here has not been very conducive for gardening, so I have
been focusing my She Shed thoughts on the interior.  As in all standard sheds,
the walls are plywood, and really need to be covered in a finish of some 
kind.  I am leaning towards bead board because of it's ease of installation,
and it's cottage charm.  I may consider shiplap too, but not sure.  I am
not a big trend follower as you know.

It's hard to tell from this photo because of the stacked pictures in the
way, but that black square between the two chairs is an electric stove. 
Looks like an old fashioned wood stove.  Yesterday it occurred to me
how much I would love stone in those two areas marked above.  Faux
stone of course, which appears to be readily available in all types of
styles.  The faux stone would run ceiling to floor.  I think it would 
really draw the eye to this end of the room.  Everything else will be
painted white, walls, beams, and ceiling, so the stone would really
pop!  We also will be installing longer arch top windows on 
either side of the stone.

The other reason I like stone so much is that many of my favorite
movies from the 1940's utilized it in their interpretation of cottage
and farmhouse interiors.  This is true of Christmas in Connecticut,
Bringing Up Baby, Dear Ruth, Skylark and more.   All of these homes
use lots of interior stone with detailed trim work and beams, all in
white.  This has always been an ideal look to me.  One that
exudes country charm.

I am excited about all of this coming interior work and plan to
get some samples this weekend.

A weather update.  We have been fortunate to have escaped the
nasty weather that was headed for our area.  It just stayed above
us and headed east.  We only had light rain, while from Fredericksburg
to Austin, and on to Houston, there were high winds, and large hail,
and many lightning strikes along with the heavy rain.  Poor
Sugar Land, a large town west of Houston has flooded once again.
It was flooded after Hurricane Harvey and many,  including our
friends, had to evacuate their homes.  David checked in with our 
friends last night and they were getting very nervous.  Please 
keep everyone in these paths in your prayers.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Daily She Shed ~ Rain Day, Working Inside

I had hopes of doing some gardening around the She Shed today, but 
the weather is so threatening.  One minute the skies turn dark gray, and
the next they are clearing up.  The weather channel is predicting a lot of
rain for us, so we shall see. 

I have been going through closets and hutches looking for things to
add to the interior.  I am amazed at just how much I have squirreled away!

I am going for all white for the walls and exposed beams.  I am not 
certain what kind of treatment I want on the walls.  I still love the cottage
appeal of bead board.  I am not sure if I want to go to the trouble of 
putting up shiplap or not.  

At the far end of the shed is an electric copy of a wood stove.  I just
had an idea of putting up faux stone around the back of it.  I hadn't thought
of that before.  I'll be doing some research for sure!  More about that later.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Monday, May 6, 2019

Daily She Shed ~ Windows Installed

The new windows, shutters and window boxes arrived last week.
David installed them for me on Saturday.  I'll tell you what ....
I am loving them!  They even have little screens.  Honestly, I feel 
like a little girl with a play house.  Can't remember when I have had
quite this much fun.

It's raining now and will be for days and days and I had to remember to
run out and shut the windows!   This may be the last outdoor shot I will
be able to post for a bit.

After the windows were finished, I went inside and decorated one of the
window sills.  I know it's premature, but that's my playful nature.  I just
want to be inspired to get busy with all the inside work too.   I have
also decided to add two more windows at the far end of the shed.
These windows will be longer and have arched tops.   They are from the
same company, and I wanted to make sure that I liked their products 
before I went hog wild ;-).   Still so much more to do, but it is truly a
labor of love!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Friday, May 3, 2019

Daily She Shed ~ New Use For Old Teapot

I was going through the hutch in my breakfast room and discovered this vintage
electric kettle.  I found it at a thrift shop long ago, and have never used it.  In
fact, I was afraid to even try it out.  It is the kind that has a small electric
heating element at the bottom and plugs into an electrical outlet.   I
remember buying it just because I thought it was cute, and I still think it
is in that thrift shop cute kind of way.  Since I knew I would never
use it the way it was meant to be used, I thought I would put it out in the
herb garden and add a spot of color with a vinca plant.  It seems right at
home in this spot.  You will have to wait a bit to see what else is happening
in this garden pot, because I have plans!

Have a great weekend y'all!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Daily She Shed ~ New Windows, Shutters, Flower Boxes

The new windows, shutters and window boxes have arrived!  Hopefully
these will be installed this weekend.  The wicker edging for the herb
and tomato garden is scheduled to arrive on this coming Monday.
Progress is being made.

These mums are from last fall.  I planted then in a galvanized container
and never transplanted them.  Now they are blooming once again
this spring.   

I am thinking about what kind of flooring I want inside the shed.
Let me know if you have any suggestions.  Slate, or a slate look 
might be nice.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


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