Monday, July 1, 2013

Woman Cave

The concept is : Everyman needs a workshop or Man Cave.  Ladies we do too!  In the last post I hinted around to some changes to the metal building you saw in the back ground Here is the journey to the new improved Woman cave...

We have been making some good changes here at the Red Tin Inn.  They are all about out buildings that serve their purpose with out the "out" building look.  I was shocked that Handy Hubby was on board.  I was also excited, because when he gets fired up only good things start to happen.  


I failed to get all phase photos so we will say this is phase 3 before paint phase and pre.
"woman cave".   

 After a lot of begging he relinquished the cute building with  potential to me and  knew that his work was not done.  

Phase 4:  The paint is on and the front design has been hashed out.  We decided on a pergola roof and a 4 x 10 stoop.  We did not extend the full length of the building because of power lines and water lines.  



 The photo was taken with the smart phone .  The only way I could sneak one in!

Phase 5:  She is complete!  Hubby gives it his last approval before Clean up starts.  (hint this is were I come in)


The tools and ladders are put away and the clutter is dealt with.  New Window treatments are up.


 Now I have been given free reign!!








Just a few notes:  The doors and windows were salvaged from upgrades made to the house.  Those are the two windows and door we removed when we added the screen porch.  The stoop decking boards do have  cracks between then since I vacuum and bath the Lab Beau on it.  The decorative end took a little more time with the jig or scroll saw however they really make a difference.   The small details make a big difference!  And last but not least, Everything is done is phases because we are on a budget and the time we have taken with our projects have made us appreciate the finished product even more. My next post I am thinking we may take a look at the "Garden"



20 comments:

  1. I wish I could have Lady's Cave. I have all everything neat but I have to take out what I am using and put it back and take out again. I just want a little spot that I can leave whatever I am working on out til I'm done.

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    1. It is nice...My husband gets being at home with a disabled kid so he pretty much spoiled me with a place to be creative...and refinish furniture...Thank you for stopping by..

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  2. I would love to see how you organised the inside. My cave is wall to wall shelves and a day bed.

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    1. I bet your space is wonderful. I have wall to wall shelves and furniture that is waiting for work...No room for a daybed. The interior just got a bit of a overhaul with some new shelving I may do a post later showing what I have on hand to upcycle..you have made me think. Thank you for the lovely comment.

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  3. What an expression of love your husband bestowed on you! I would love a place to paint furniture. I'm very messy, as hard as I try to be neat, I have paint splattered everywhere.
    Sue V.

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    1. ME too....I fugure I do not have paint on me I have not had fun doing the JOB...And yes I am so lucky to have the husband I do. This porch is only a minute part of the love and care that he shows me. Thank you for the lovely comment!

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  4. Yes you are a lucky lady, but I bet he is just as lucky. I love love love your lady cave, it is just wonderful, I really need a lady cave, I will save this and show my sweet hubs hint, hint, you think that is a strong enough hint.

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful comment! It may work ..I had to bat a few eyelashes as I pitched my plan. and of course the fact that he saw me out of his cave. and Yes I am very lucky. Good luck and keep me posted!

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  5. How exciting! Projects one in phases seem to turn out so much better as you have time to think about what you truly want. Looking forward to seeing the finished inside! Also looking forward to seeing what plants you choose for the pergola.

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    1. Thank you Diane for stopping by. I will confess that the inside is always a mess it is filled to the brim with the next project.. I did a post here on cleaning it out...search Cell phone at my blog and it will pop up for you . The pergola is planted with Red honey suckle...the hummers love it and I love watching them. I hope to see you again on here...Sheryl

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  6. What a cute space -- all your own!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and the lovely comments....and yes it is all mine....

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  7. EWhat an adorable little space!!How sweet is that hubby of your.Next life I am marrying a BUILDER!!!Can't wait to see inside.New follower.

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    1. SO glad that you stopped by..I did post a inside...http://redtininn.blogspot.com/2013/10/results-of-handy-hubbys-new-smart-phone.html Cut and paste the above or in the search on my blog put in smart phone...and it will pull up the clean out of the woman cave...and show you how disgustinly organized my husband is....

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  8. ok let me try this again, lol, i made one post, then nothing! i said, what a great space you have, i know everyone will know where you are too! i would never come out, we'll leave the light on for ya! i have a doll house out back which i turned into the garage space with all the nuts and bolts, the garage is now the fashion wearhouse where all my sewing crafting stuff is and all the FABRIC, which is a BIG problem, I am a collector you see! Anyway, its all about me apparently i see this as I look at my spaces here but hey what else is a girl to do, right! I am so happy for you with that cute beauty! cannot wait to see the post on the inside! hint hint!!!! hugs to you, love your blog, kat =^.^= PS if you are wondering? the car is on the side of the house! lol

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    1. I am so glad that you stopped by....you can see a peek inside of the woman cave by going to my blog and in the search window on the right side put in....smart phone...and it will pull up the clean out of the woman cave...and show you how disgustinly organized my husband is....or you can cut and paste....http://redtininn.blogspot.com/2013/10/results-of-handy-hubbys-new-smart-phone.html in your address line and it will take you to the post....I love the fact that you collect fabric...I collect sewing machines particulary singers....I have and use a 1947 16-91 love love it..and love all the attachments with it. I get the fabric thing...I love it as well...Hope to see you again...and It has been a blast meeting you ....

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  9. How wonderful to have your own building! You will gets lots of crafting done in there.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer for the wonderful comment...and I have big plans for that cave...you take care...

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  10. A woman cave - I want one.

    How fun!

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    1. I hope you get one ! I love mine...I just need to discipline my self to not keep it such a mess....You have a great day....

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