Yesterday Deb posted a photo of her sleek new office space. We have a new space too – not so modern and sleek but more back woodsie and, well, cute )
Meet: Shed-ra-la (not quite shangra-la): As you can see, it’s not painted on the outside yet but will be this week as my hubby and his brothers are at the Lake for a week and will absolutely get the job done. Shed-ra-la started out to be a storage shed but it turned out so cute we had it finished inside and made it into a sleeping cabin for extra space when we have overflow family and friends visiting us. My sister and I went up last week for a few days (to celebrate getting my book done!!!) and I had a blast decorating the inside.
The guest bed – pine trees and bears and fish – predictable but perfect lake decor )
I LOVE it when I find something special and my sis and I found this little gem at an antique shop near the lake. It’s OLD and much used and a gorgeous piece of wicker. Notice the little side pockets – so cute. Overnight guests can use this space for clothes storage as it will make a great spot for folded sweatshirts, t-shirts and jeans. I can’t believe I found it and it was a steal too!
Here’s another angle, showing a drop dead gorgeous caned chair I found at another antique shop – looks like twigs on the back and the seat is leather in nicely worn but perfect condition. Another steal and it looks great in the room.
Yet another angle. More clothes storage in this corner chest plus the chest doubles as a spot to house a coffee pot and all the fixings.
And a cabin in the woods by a lake would not be complete without a trophy fish hanging on the wall, right? Well, this one is not exactly a trophy – it’s not even real. It’s carved out of wood and painted by our good friend and lake neighbor ‘Boots’ Nelson. It’s a real treasure for me because Boots made it and gave it to us.
So, there you have Shed-ra-la! I had a blast making the valances and pulling things from the cabin to decorate with as well as finding my lovely wicker shelving and twig chair. The place I got the chair was an old house with OLD, old gas pumps and a mermaid in the front lawn. I saw that and knew I was going to find a treasure inside. Do you like to hunt for bargains in out of the way places? And if so, what’s you’re best find ever? Do you collect things – for me it’s old copper pieces (like tea pots and watering cans) and pink depression glass. You just never know where a fabo piece is going to turn up.