Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Space of my Own


Saturday morning started with a platform & quickly shaped into this.

Our little design team.

At the end of Saturday Dean had done all this. Not bad for a days work, right?


Sunday Dean worked super hard to make the dormer and finish up the rest of the framing on the shed/studio/playhouse.

Zoe was so pleased with herself for climbing up and down the "limer" which really means "ladder"

Sloan playing on the swing.

Daddy's little helper.

Zoe watching her daddy.

Love this.

The end of the day & the weekend. I am amazed the Dean built this much of the structure in just two days. He's going to work on it again next weekend. The girls can hardly stand it. They are so excited about having a new playhouse. I'm so excited to have a space to call my very own. It will start out mainly as storage for all of my supplies and fabric, but it will also serve  as a starter studio too. I can hardly wait either. The second floor will have a small porch with a ladder going up, a climbing rope, & a slide for coming down. A tire swing off to the side will add some more fun for the girls. Deans also building a deck with some Trex decking supplies that he salvaged from a job a few years back. The customer didn't want it anymore, it was just too nice to take to the dump. Another really amazing thing is Dean was able to purchase all of the cedar for $50! He got it from a lumber yard up at Lake Tahoe. All the guys there know him, and the other day when he went to get some supplies for a deck job he's working on they were discussing how said lumber needed to be thrown out! Thrown out! All because it had been in the yard too long. Dean offered them $50 and they sold it to him. It saved us a little over a thousand dollars. That's how much it would have cost if he had to buy it retail. What a blessing huh? When all is said and done this shed will have cost us just a fraction of what it normally would. We are tickled pink. Plus I feel so good about reusing supplies that would have gone to the dump otherwise. Can't wait to share the progress with you guys.


Jason and Brianne Kjar said...

This is very impressive. Hope your family enjoyed Easter.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

HUGE blessing - love your new space :)

Ruth said...

WOW!! I love it. He did so much in just one weekend. It's amazing.

Can't wait to see it when it's finished.


FamiLee said...

Yay for Dean! Can't wait to see more pictures!

karlamsmith said...

Wow! Lucky you to have a handyman around! Can't wait to see the finished product!

TaMs* said...

oh my gosh, that is amazing! It is so cute and your husband is soooo talented! I'm so impressed. I can't wait to see more pics of the progress!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so cool! I think it was Virgina Wolff who said every woman needs a space of her own.

jen duncan said...

That is absolutely the coolest news!! What a guy you've got there :-) I always joke that John built me a studio so he could control the remote at night...that's cool by me! ;-)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Summer! That is so exciting! Wow! Your own studio! What a sweet husband you have!! Lori

Simply the Best Real Estate Company, Inc. said...

Wow, very impressive. dean was telling me about it last night - so cool to see pictures already! You have very talented hubby:)

StampinMom said...

That is so cute and yeah, he really got far! Love the pic of your little cutie helping him carry the 2 by 4, tee hee!

Jamie :-)

Jo James said...

SO exciting!
What a handy guy you've got there!
Take more pics as it gets done, ok?