Monday, February 22, 2010

I found a little cottage...

I found these pictures the other day at work and thought I would share.

When I took Pops down to see the little shack I wanted to buy,
the first thing he said to me was...

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND!!!

Well, maybe...

Long story short...
My daughter, Piper and I saw the vision that was opening a second shop in the country.
It was only 2 miles out of the city and 6 acres bordering the newly finished 4-lane...
great biz potential right!
However, years of tenants slowed progress because of all the neglect and trash!


The lil' shack needed a lot of TLC...YA THINK!!!
So me and my 'X', the carpenter, my daughter and her husband and Pops
all started to work on the place...
The first words out of my husbands mouth were...
TEAR IT DOWN!!!
NOT!!!

Then Piper had the brilliant(literally)idea to paint it pink...
WHY NOT!!!
I mean, look at it, do you think it would really hurt it...
so let the games begin...

As we started the painting, the little shack was really starting to transform,
then the new metal roof really made all the difference in the world!

Trash was gone, spring flowers were popping up all over and my lil' shack
was becoming the home of my dreams...
however I had no clue of that as of yet...

Curtains were hung, trim was finally finished...

We were ready to fill the lil' shop with candles and stuff...however,
as the days and years went by, every day in the shop was pure torture...
I never wanted to leave...
So the decision was made, I would live in the little dream home
and the shop would move to the city...
There you have it, I'm still here
and I love every moment I spend
in my little pink shack...

The Pink Chateau...
MY HOME SWEET HOME!

17 comments:

sassytrash said...

What vision!! That's such an interesting story and transformation ....anyone can build a house, but to restore an existing place is so much more rewarding. It must be really fun to decorate! Thanks for sharing!

willow said...

Pink was an ingenious idea!

High Desert Diva said...

Love it!

Thanks for showing off the before shots, too

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

S: What a great transformation, but it did have touches of pink, right? It looks just beautiful and it seems to suit you just fine.

time-worn interiors said...

I love your little shack! Wish I had one of my OWN! You know what I mean!
TOT

cconz said...

I can't see you living any where else. It's all you! I love it. and it make it easy to find you. Everybody know where the pink house is.

trash talk said...

I love a fairy tale with a happy ending, although you forgot..."And she lived happily ever after"!
Debbie

Tilda said...

Love the transformation into your grande chateau. Pinks seems a perfectly sensible color. And I know how much you love your house. The farmhouse I thought I would love forever, has dimmed considerably. Life changes, with or without our controls, and things that we loved so much...lose their appeal. Now I merely live in a house, on a farm that lost its magic. I will never look at it the same again. I will never look at life the same.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I think your pink shack is the sweetest..Home~Sweet~Home that I have ever seen :)

concretenprimroses said...

Wonderful!
Clearly meant to be your home!
Kathy

Golden West said...

It's a great place, Sharon - you've turned a house into a home.

T said...

Alls I can say is WOW! Thanks for sharing the before and after photos. That is the cutest pink Chateau I have ever seen!

Donna said...

I love it! All it takes is a vision. You've done a wonderful job....and I love pink!

Donna

donna baker said...

Sharon, the wonder woman.

Stine in Ontario said...

You've transformed it into a lovely cottage. Good work! And the pink really was a brilliant idea.

Small Reflections. said...

Most impressive transformation! I love your beautiful pink cottage ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

What a charming transformation. Who knew that such a cute house was hiding there? Oh yeah, you did!

Teresa