Flower Patch is a Hot Mess!
Today we are going for a reality check.
I know you see neat and tidy whenever you arrive to visit but to be real I will show you what is up around here.
Last May…..yes 5 months ago I got started painting the interior of my Studio Cottage. My husband chipped in and did the painting after seeing how it was arduous for me (give me decorative painting any day but painting walls is not my forte’) It is so boooooring!
My studio needed better light and the white certainly achieves that. More light will be key to producing better painting tutorial videos this winter.
As well as photographing projects.
After the walls were painted the rest was up to me.
But I have been buried in so much all summer that the actually putting things back into place has not occurred.
So that has been my focus for the most part this week.
That multi colored monstrosity in the corner is a beautiful armoire, I use it for storage.
I ordered paint to repaint it this week. This things holds a ton of stuff, but it is rather bulky so I debated removing it from the studio cottage entirely. I am not sure what I would do for storage so I am not settled on what is it’s fate.
One thing is for sure, it is getting a fresh coat of paint.
Right now it is shoved into the corner in front of a window with stencils and canvas’ tossed on top.
I have been going through my stencils and should sell off a bunch I am no longer interested in using. The problem is photographing and listing is so time consuming, so that is on a back burner, so I may move them to a shelf in our basement to store for now.
You can see how the painting of the interior has really lightened up the place. The little shelving unit to the left on the painting workbench is what I am building right now to hold my bottles of craft acrylics. It will hang on the wall between the windows. Super simple to build and it will be nice to have my paints better organized. I can’t wait to get it hung and filled.
The long blue board in the photo of the studio interior is merely the reverse of the Fall Welcome sign I posted about..
The reverse is going to have a fun winter theme. Think Snowman!
While I have been working on the shelf I also have been building a new bench to do a post on.
I get a lot of hits on the DIY Victorian Farmhouse bench post and thought we needed another design to mix it up a bit.
Coming soon is this little cutie…
here is it in its humble nakedness.
I am not sure what color to paint it yet.
The garden is winding down but I am still working furiously in my Secret Garden. I am seeding, transplanting and prepping for next Spring. Planning ahead is key to a full lush garden in Spring time.
My DIY garden arbor has been a hit and I just finished laying my pavers for the path to the center seating area of the garden.
I have been planting different Sedums along the edge so next Spring they should fill out and be a pretty, hardy low growing border. The Secret Garden is a work in progress but I hope to share a fabulous, flower filled wonderland next Summer. I will also incorporate veggies in this garden. Veggies are beautiful too!
Last but not least I have been working in the greenhouse, I am attempting to make topiaries from Lavender and Rosemary. We are basically just getting started but here is the beginning.
These are a couple of Lavender cuttings I rooted from a larger Lavender plant I have. They are rather humble looking right now. It is a slow process but I am sure they will be lovely.
And that is basically what has filled my time this week.
This is all the prep work to bring you garden goodness, better lit videos and photos of my stuff, and DIY tutorials.
I wish you a great day and come on back to see everything finished up and photo worthy!