I thought I would share my favorite home improvement project we did here..
I recently saw the Reader's Digest Website...
I grew up w/ a copy on my mom's bedside table.. or our coffee table~
I read Points To Ponder~How to Increase your wordpower..
All the little stories..
It was there with Jergen's and Pond's (which I just bought again to smell like my mother:) )
It's changed a lot now and they have Home Improvements.Tips..Ideas..etc..It makes me want a subscription again while I slather on the Jergen's.
I thought I could share one..of our home improvements..
Many of you know of my fondness for Small things.. Victorian Homes,Gardens etc..
When we moved here 10 years ago.. Jacques knew he needed another little garage:)
Garage..no no..A Potting Shed,..and with a name..
2 names.. La Maison Des Jardins...AND Rose Cottage.
Where he could keep his big John Deere tool..and I could keep..my smaller tools..
I found a photo in a book..and Jacques improved on it by adding the back section ..He drew all the plans and apart from having a cement floor poured and my darling son-in-law helping with the roof trusses..we built it ourselves.
He could store all the larger things at the back and enter through double doors..I could use the front..
He modeled it after our own home..
It turned out perfectly.To us..The boys like it too..I keep their smaller gardening tools in the front section and bubbles etc..
We've added gardens all around..
and I tend to change them ..
Most of the time.. it's a mix and match cornucopia of all things bright and beautiful..Tomatoes too!
The window box is beneath an old window we salvaged:)
I've grown all kinds of things in that box..some things grow well..others not~:)
But all in all it's a perfect meeting place for orphan plants..and veggies.. and children..
I love it..I hope that doesn't sound bad..but I do.
Enough to try and paint it..in my journal..one of them..you know which one..by the way that little watercolor journal is getting fuller and fuller:)
I hope it looks a bit like it..I asked Lucas what it was and he said: " Your house!"
In early spring it looks a little less floriferous..but the flowering crab frames it well:)
I think all the boys have been intrigued and wandered in:)
It was fun for me to cath up on Readers Digest..
Go look for yourselves..and see if it brings back memories..
and new ideas~ and Home Improvement Tips~