Our Cottage Makeover

When we bought our house in Talmo,
this is what the outbuilding looked like.

(That is Ben crawling up the steps.  
He is Derrell's and Iris' grandson
 -Matt's and Liz's son- 
so this picture was made 
before we actually bought the house).

It has been our desire to remake this
outbuilding into a cottage-looking 

Last week the work began.
First we had the roof replaced 
an old door 
that I purchased 
several years ago
 installed in place of the barn-like door 
on the original outbuilding.

We are now ready for "our" part of the work.  


This is how it looks today.

Our Plans Include:
  •  painting the outside, 
  • installing porch rails and trim, 
  • putting up a picket fence, 
  • making a walkway up to the cottage,
  •  installing some old shutters that I have saved for this purpose, 
  • and completely renovating the inside with
    • a half wall of painted tin sheeting from the old roof, 
    •  pallet board half-walls on 2 interior walls,
    • creating a great place to repurpose furniture for the booth and do our painting & woodworking projects,
    • make a place to take a break when the work gets too hard. HA!

I will post pictures as we go along so you can see the progress we are making.



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