Lately, I have received several emails about Tinker House...
Do the doors really move? Is that a Chandelier inside? Why must you paint?
So, I thought I would try and answer of few of them...
And give you a little bit of insight as to why and how tinker came to be.
Most of you know, we have been renovating our home for over 4 years now!
|this is my bedroom just this morning!|
but not going back into the house for one reason or another.
I couldn't part with them and wanted to use them...somewhere on the property.
I decided to build a potting shed and use my goodies instead of using new lumber.
I come from a long line of tinkerers...my Gramps built walls in our garage from some of these very same doors! Alot of the screws were from his tiny baby food jars that hung in our garage until we tore half of it off and rebuilt!
All but the front two arch glass panels, the antique pocket doors, a few pieces of lumber and two windows came from our homes renovation!
Every piece of millwork we could possibly attach to Tinker...
I wanted it all ... or at least as much as I could keep...
at the house it was made for!
Most of it was milled for this house
(the address is handwritten in pencil along with where it's placement was to be on the back of every board!...how cool is that?)
For the most part...
I hung every door (sidewalls)...
60% of the windows
and 50% of the trim.
Mr. Bill is working all of the time and well...
someone had to do it!
The doors function! as do the windows directly over my potting bench! They are originally the upstairs windows of my home!
The pocket doors are also vintage and so Mr. Bill had to make the mounting hardware...
but they work!
The burlap drapes stay right where they are when the doors open and close!
I do not remove anything!
There is a narrow gap designed just for this purpose!
It has to be painted inside and out because it currently is about 5 different colors on the sides! (That is why I haven't shown them to you!)
the doors are black and aqua...the siding is powder blue and some of the windows are green and yellow! UGH!
In the Spring...
if not before, I am going to whitewash the entire thing on the outside...
letting it distress from that point!
I have not decided!
What would you do?
Yes! I have a chandelier in my potting shed!
And as far as timing?
I had been saving all of these things in what will be my bedroom.
It is time to get it emptied so that new windows, electrical, heat/air ducts...so forth and so on could be installed.
I had to use it or lose it!
Now...this may not happen until March!
But I didn't want to be outside in the cold working on it and needed a place to save my plants!
Our new kitchen area is just that now...
(Okay, sort of)
I can't have it filled with plants and such!
So there you have it...
The why's and what nots for Tinker House!
There is a really cute little movie called Robots with Robin Williams.they have a little saying:
See a need....fill a need.
That is just what we did with Tinker. I needed a place to tinker...do what I do.( And protect my plants.)
I had the stack of stuff..
.jars of doo-dads and well,we made it happen!
It didn't cost hardly anything...just time.
I don't have much of that either but I just had to do it!
Aren't you glad I did?
I cannot even tell you how much I LOVE and NEED your comments and encouragement!
I have really been doubting myself lately about every little thing on the house renovation!
No kidding...every little thing!
I just feel better about my projects when you...
my friends, put in your two cents...!
Tell me what you think...
Let me know if I have gotten off track,
And gone down some silly path!
So...if you get a chance...let me know what you would do.
It means the world to me!
Thank you so much for listening...And thank you for being there!
Until next time!
Lately...I have considered deleting my blog...
So Thank you for your encouragment to keep it going!