Sorry I’ve been so quiet post wise the last two weeks but work has kept me hopping, the hardships of owning your own business huh? Sometimes as much as I don’t like it my blog has to take a backseat to life. I’m here now and ready to show you something every man needs…a space of his own.
This image shows the backside of our carriage barn before we renovated. The lower part is mister man’s workshop and as you can see it had a lot of water damage along one wall not to mention it had one tiny window for light.
It was a drafty dank and dark little place with one light bulb but my man was still able to carry on with woodworking projects.
This is how it looks today all finished except for the floor, he hasn’t decided what kind of flooring he wants yet. The walls and ceiling were covered in a wide tongue and groove board and left natural. The only original wall is that back wall and it had to stay it’s twelve feet thick with boulders and holds the mountain back on the outside. Every once in a while mister man has a chipmunk that pops out of the wall for a tasty treat of sunflower seeds.
Mister man has a nice doublewide window for natural light and since he built the other outside stonewalls from Belgium block he’s guaranteed to stay high and dry.
Guess what he’s working on right now?
Mister man’s workshop is also the perfect haven for all those little things that are never making it across the threshold into our home. This little gem is something he and Dylan dog found on a hike in the deep woods one-day, half a moose jaw bone with teeth still in it. Do men ever grow up and stop bring things like this home?
He found a pair of deer antlers, doesn’t get more real then these. He also found this outhouse seat at Brimfield that has a place for Dad, Mom and child. Mister man thought we could hang it in our bathroom…NOT!
He has a place for everything including this football helmet he won in third grade. We’ll ignore the fact he’s a few decades older and has grown a bit and will never get his helmet on his head again!
Mister man is always working on several projects at once mainly due to the weather. These pieces are for the last three screens he’s making for the windows on our home.
Some of the screens mister man has made. The screens had to be made since we have a antique house and the windows aren’t standard size. The screening we used is bronze and will patina down to a nice deep dark shade.
Anyway remember the pedestals mister man made for me last summer…..
Well he’s finishing up a smaller second pair to use up in my studio. Trust me there is nothing like having a handy husband about!
I hope you all have a wonderful week and enjoy life to its fullest!