Tuesday, August 13, 2013

cottage…

we’ve worked on it, off and on all summer.  it’s done, and I LOVE it!  I’m so lucky to have a husband with the skills and motivation to build whatever I can think up—thank you, sweetie! 

we tried to use stuff we already had to keep the price down, (just under $1000).  the blue links show the items past life.  the floor was our old 10x10 deck.  the front of it has leaded glass windows, an old header above the chippy door, and an old porch post, which is cut in half.

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love the little finials at the top of the peaks.

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there’s a scalloped arch. element in the center of the rooftop.

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you can read how we etched the zinc roof here.

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inside- there are french doors  from my dining remodel. (it was foggy outside, when I took this picture).

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across from the french doors, are 3 more windows, also, from our recent remodel.

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I showed the back wall, earlier here.  now, I need to add some landscaping and I think I need to name her:)
thanks so much for all the sweet comments from my last post:)

today’s charming blog is down to earth!

56 comments:

  1. Piękny domeczek.Pozdrowienia z Polski:)

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  2. Wow Lynn, this is stunning, what a work of love by your husband! What a great builder too! Love that you recycled most of it too! ~Diane

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  3. Wow I love it!! Love all the windows and the trim details. Just beautiful.

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  4. Wowza! Looks charming & gorgeous. :)

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  5. Love it Lynn,

    Fab job on this cottage, what are you using it for? Is it going to be your crafing space? The French doors are a nice addition and love the front door too.

    Hugs, Lynnie

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  6. Wow! I love it! Now I cant wait to see pictures as you decorate it! Great job!

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  7. Lynn....you have so much talent going on over there. I want to be your neighbor so I can come play. Your cottage...unbelievable. I am pinning for inspiration for my own. Cute details with the finials and the post cut in half. Thanks for the link to me today - totally surprised and thankful!

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  8. Lynn, I live in Indiana also.:):) I love what you and your talented husband have made. It's gorgeous. You know now, all the ladies will want one. xoxo,Susie

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  9. Oh, Lynn this is ADORABLE!

    And you got it all done for 1k? Good for you two!

    You are going to have such a fun time decorating this awesome tiny cottage. Yay!

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  10. This is beautiful! You have such gorgeous style and I can't wait to see this decorated!! I can only imagine what you are going to do with that little area outside your window...you inspire me so!! Thank God for wonderful handy men! Blessings to you Lynn

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  11. Ohhhhhhh Lynn I want one now. I am going to show this to the hubby!!!! We have been thinking about building a nice little cottage shed like this. It is gorgeous and I love that you repurposed things. That door and those windows are so fabulous. Ohhhhh the decorating I know you will do in there. I can't wait. I am so excited for you this is beautiful.
    Kris

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  12. Åååå så nydelig lite hus. :))
    Klem Mette.

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  13. What a fabulous little house to play in! You are going to do some wonderful things here!

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  14. Oh I got so excited to see this post....It is just adorable!! I love the front and the roof, great windows for light! I don't know if you have ever said what you are using your little cottage for? A work room, or reading?

    Carol

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  15. Oh Lynn I am so jealous. I want one of these to play in and decorate. My husband is good but not this good. The details are so gorgeous!! You are so lucky to have such a talented hubby. I can't wait to see this put together. Take alot of pictures. Enjoy!!!

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  16. Would love to have this in my back yard. great job.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  17. That turned out so cute! I would love to have something like this in my backyard :) Down to Earth is a very charming blog :)!!!

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  18. You guys amaze me! Just beautiful!

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  19. You are the luckiest girl in the world!
    I know it must have been a ton of hard work, but it is wonderful!

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  20. Love, love, love it!! Now I want one in my backyard. Actually, we do have a nice shed...but it has the lawn mower and my craft show booth stored in it. I can't wait to see how you decorate it.
    ~Cindy

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  21. Oh, that is beautiful!!! You and hubby can be very proud! Would love to have that in my back yard! Nancy

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  22. Oh, my stars! This is such a charming little shed - even if you had to scavenge other cool things you'd made to make it so. What's so amazing, is I know that all this charm is just the beginning blank slate for what you'll continue to do with it! LOVE it. Your hubby deserves something EXTRA special...:)
    -Revi

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  23. I love the finished result Lynn, it's perfect (your husband is pretty perfect too !). The roof is great and it must be so lovely and light inside with all those windows.
    I definitely need to fix up my dark brown shed !

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  24. Wow! I'm in love:) I can't wait to see how you decorate it! Way to go, Lynn and hubby.

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  25. Mały biały domek jest cudowny!!!, wspaniałego masz męża, który spełnia Twoje marzenia. Drzwi sa urzocze nie można oderwać od nich oczu, pozdrawiam B:-))

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  26. Oh my goodness! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Oh that would be more darling if it was in my yard! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  27. Awesome!! Love the chippy happiness going on!! And kudos to your husband for being willing AND able!! =D

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  28. Just adorable! I can't wait to see the inside.

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  29. Hi Lynn, I like your blog and loved it on blogionaire.com!

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  30. Oh Wow i love this.Wonderful to have one like this in the back yard.Amazing work. Lynn..love Sujatha>):)

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  31. just beautiful, what an amazing backdrop this will be for your wonderful vintage decor. Can't wait to see what you do in here!

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  32. Coming over from Debra's blog and am loving your little cottage. Great details! I had wanted to paint my new Garden House white, but am waiting a few years to see how the wood weathers because I also really love the look of gray weathered wood.

    Have fun decorating:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  33. Your little cottage is Adorable, Lynn!!! LOVE all the special architectural details! What fun you're going to have fixing up the inside.
    Mary Alice

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  34. Hi from your newest follower on Bloglovin! LOVE this little cottage! Beautiful work! I found you over at Common Grounds party, and we are having a party ourselves, so come on over and link up! Here is the link to the party: http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/08/wonderful-wednesdays-linky-party.html

    Everyone is invited! Have a wonderful day!

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  35. I am in deep lust for your garden shed!

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  36. Just perfect! Love those handy hubby's...I have one too :)

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  37. Hi Lynn, I am on vacation but just had to stop in and visit your gorgeous little cottage creation. Love it and all the great detailed designs. The windows are fabulous. Will this be a studio? Can't wait to see your landscaping around it. Your hubby did a fantastic job building this beauty. Magazine worthy for sure.
    See you in the fall.
    hugs, Celestina Marie

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  38. It is stunning Lynn! I love every little detail. Framing the door with the posts is perfect. I can't wait to see how you decorate the inside! Have a lovely weekend :)

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  39. Lynn this is so beautiful!You are one lucky girl! You must be thrilled with this.I think I would sleep out there for awhile!
    xx
    Anne

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  40. This is so charming! How very lucky you are to be able to have the vision and someone to fulfill it for you. Love your fabulous use of what you already had.

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  41. It is just awesome, Lynn! I love all the windows,can't wait to see more.
    You are doing a beautiful job!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  42. This is just so darn cute Lynn. What fun you will have in here! It has turned out beautifully.

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  43. This is just amazing-what a fantastic job your hubby did! I love everything about it :)
    Susan

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  44. Such a beautiful creation Lynn.Love it.Take care.Have a fab day...:):)

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  45. It is totally adorable Lynn. What a clever hubby you have too. I hope you have many happy days in there sweetie. K xx

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  46. Popping back to let you know that I'm featuring this gorgeous little cottage on Shabbilicious Friday this week Lynn.

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  47. What an absolutely charming cottage! It must just make you smile!

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  48. Your garden shed is just beautiful!. Love that you used recycled materials in the construction. The leaded windows and all the trim details are just wonderful as is the zinc roof.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks. Links are open till Friday.

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  49. That is one of the CUTEST, vintage style cottages I think I've ever seen. I'm so envious!

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  50. It's just dreamy, Lynn. You and your hubby are quite a team to create such a work of art for only $1000. And the interior filled with your wonderful finds is just as wonderful! Sigh.

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  51. I love this! It is very creative and inspiring. One of my dreams is to build a small space. I love, love, love, love this! Come show off your creativity with us at Craft Frenzy. http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/08/craft-frenzy-friday-2.html

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  52. Wow that's amazing, I am very envious of both your cottage and your husbands skills. www.karenbarclay.com

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  53. Wow, I am very envious of your cottage and your husband's skills. Really really lovely I hope you enjoy it lots. www.karenbarclay.com

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