Has everyone seen the cute little "She Sheds" yet? Go check out Finding Silver Pennies and The Apron blog at Home Depot. Be sure to look these over if you have been trying to find a little space just for you, where you don't have to let in your husband or kids. Maybe the dog, but that's it. It is basically a garden shed transformed into your happy alone place.
The concept is wonderful. However, I don't see any A/C, lighting or even insulation. Here in Alabama, we would need A/C, a ceiling fan, more windows, insulated walls, and I would need more square footage, too. I want to use whatever I decide on as an art space, and I need various things in there like a big work table, my drawing table, my easel, my little yellow wicker desk and the green wicker cabinet for supplies. I also want to put in a some chairs for chilling out around the table, or maybe that little turquoise wicker set. Maybe I will move the wine fridge in there, too, while I am dreaming?
|Our forest is coming along|
Certainly this shed thing is a more affordable option than a sunroom or a stick-built addition to the back of the house. While this one is certainly cute, (and they do come in larger sizes) I am still weighing all my options. I don't really think this is it. At least not for me.
|The screen porch from the outside -- my happy place.|
I need more square footage and light, but there is not much room back here:
Whatever it might be would have to go here where I am standing. The stepping stone path could be moved over toward the roses alongside the other stones, and the shrubbery to the right which you can't really see would go away so that it could abut the back of the house. So -- we will see what, if anything, shakes out. Keep your fingers crossed!
|Screen shot from Born to Dance movie|
On another track altogether, check this out about a movie my son co-produced in New Zealand. It has made it into the Toronto Film Festival, and that is one of the top festivals in the world! Exciting, yes? Here is a link for the trailer, too, and also for the newest one on U-tube. This is going to appeal to our more flexible hipper younger readers, obviously. After a few sessions at the Y this past week, I have developed a new respect for a limber body as I creak my way through the classes!