A couple of days ago I revealed the finished inside additions to the garden house and mentioned that I had plans for the exterior. Finished 80% so thought I would post. If you missed the post on the inside reveal, you can read it here. The only item left to cross off the” to do” list is a new light fixture. When I built it, I had to leave when the electrician came (big mistake, I should know better). When I returned he had hung the lantern by the door way too high. I had marked where I wanted it, but he took it upon himself to change it! Because the fixture is an upright one, it needed to be hung lower. So I am on the hunt for one that matches the one over the garage doors, and on super sale hopefully. Two years ago we made cedar shutters, painted them and mounted them on the house. It was long overdue, and was something that should have been done during construction. It made a huge difference. I always wanted them for the garden house as well.
Remember the redwood cabinets inside the garden house that I was so ready to get out of there? Well, I spent an entire day taking them apart, board by board. They were thick, solid redwood, all tongue and groove. Although they made ugly kitchen cabinets, then storage cabinets, the wood was too valuable to waste. So the first thing we did was make the garden house shutters with them. Cost-zero!
I gave them three coats of a paint/primer combination. It was the same color and paint leftover from construction of the house shutters. It covered really, really well, and there was no bleed through at all after the first coat. I let the paint cure for a couple of days before we mounted them.
The weather has been beautiful all week and I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed being able to tolerate being outside. Autumn is and always has been my favorite time of year. Weather is supposed to continue like this through the weekend….hurrah! Hope you all are enjoying terrific outdoor time as well. Thanks for stopping by. Laters, charisse