May 20, 2014

Estate sale finds and decorating updates on our gardening/door structure!

Last August, Chris put the final construction touches on his 13 door structure which resides under the girls treehouse.  It doesn't officially have a name, but I'm thinking of it as a fancy gardening shed.

 With the return to our busy school/work schedules and the plotting of our Halloween party festivities, decorating the interior of this special structure was put on hold.

Now that estate sale season is officially underway, it's been fun looking for special treasures to put in this unique space.
This porcelain table was one of a few things that came home from a recent farmhouse estate sale.
I also found a few more camp stools and this fabulous plaid umbrella with a fun plastic green handle.
Sunday afternoon, I started digging through my craft room and garage for things to add to this space.
A wreath and gardening trowel hangs on one of the walls.
A paper bird-theme bunting and a pair of childhood prints hangs across another set of doors looking into the backyard.
A Kim K. rabbit planter, vintage miniature wheelbarrow, along with one of my oldest (and very loved/stained) garden gnomes and a few seed packets are on the corner of the table.
The chair, birdhouse, whisk broom and rug beater were a mix of estate sale finds and items from my grandparents home.
Only one side of the room is decorated at this point.  Emma spent Sunday afternoon in this new room studying chemistry and math. 

She said the sunshine and privacy from her little sister was wonderful. 
Stayed tuned for more outdoor decorating adventures.

XOXO

29 comments:

Margaret said...

I can see why Emma would find solace in such a peaceful place. Your decorations are perfect--vinage, garden, shabby chic and very cool. My Grandma had a table just like that. I remmeber that drawer in it. Have a great day my friend! Maggie

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

The space looks amazing Kim, you and Chris did a fantastic job with its construction and decor. I hope you will post more. I am so envious!

Pam Kessler said...

Your garden shed is adorable! I'm with Emma, I'd be spending all my time down there too!

vivian said...

Love how it is coming together Kim! wonderful compliment to your gardens and home!
have a great day my friend!
xoxo
vivian

LBP said...

Can you see my green eyes from there??? I am so jealous of your room, it is just beautiful! I can't wait to see more of this room!

Blessings

Linda

Jodee said...

Love, love, love your door project! It is turning out sooo cute!

Great finds! Happy decorating!

Jboo said...

Wow -- that's coming together nicely! So cute! Wish I had a bit of your decorating know-how!

Debby said...

I love all the doors. So nice having a handy man around. Can he be rented out, lol.
Love love that little getaway. I bet her scores were high on that exam. Adorable. Seems like most of the things you had on hand which makes it even better.
Soon school will be out......more time to play.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful...with the Kim K. touches! And I can imagine using this as a little getaway, too! You'll have to have a little sign in your kitchen to tell who is hiding where! lol Someone might climb in the tree house, too! Hugs!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh wow, its looking so wonderful in there!! Love all your sweet touches you have done so far! Looks like the perfect place to go and relax or study. I love that new table you brought home, the drawer in it is really fun too! ~It can hold many cute things and still be organized!! :) Have a lovely day!! xo Holly

Lutka And Co. said...

Oh, I would love to have a room like that - Lucky you! :)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

A perfect place to get some peace and quite and looks like Emma has laid claim. Am sure it will get a bunch of summer use (and since school will be out soon, Emma can relax on the studying)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh so charming!
What a fun space to decorate!

Nellie said...

Yuck! Studying chemistry and math on one's birthday week-end is definitely not my idea of a good time!:) xo Nellie

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun space! I absolutely love the table:@)

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Donna said...

I just love it, Kim! Chris did an awesome job putting it all together, and I really love all of the special touches you've added. Bet you will all enjoy spending time there. Sounds like the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine:) Cheers!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE your new "room"! It's inviting and FUN!
warmly,
deb

NanaDiana said...

What a perfectly wonderful spot to have. I love how all the doors let in so much light. Great by you and hubby both! Love it! xo Diana

vintage grey said...

Oh, I love how it has turned out and your decorating is beautiful! Love that porcelain desk! Perfect for summer! xo Heather

Lynne said...

I LOVE EVERYTHING IN THE FANCY DOOR GARDEN HOUSE . . . oh my, just perfect!

donna said...

I love enamel tables, they are just so neat. Your decorating looks great. You have a really good eye.
Hugs
donna

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I'm late to the party, but had to say I'm loving your door house! What a fun place. :)

Weekend-Windup said...

Good work done to make the place look god and pleasant!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your new space is so much fun, Kim! (I'm so envious of being able to find more space!) I love all your touches you've added - the children's prints are so adorable. I look forward to following along and seeing how you decorate and enjoy it!

gadawn57 said...

WOW... this is a sweet little get-away space. And what a sweet white table!! Love that...

★Carol★ said...

What a sweet getaway, and an amazing use of old doors! Can't wait to see what other great treasures you find to decorate it. Have fun!

Courtney said...

Adorable little space. It looks like Emma has made this space her own little get-away. I am sure Chris and the girls are counting down the days until summer break. Next week is my last week.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
WOW!! What a fantastic space!! I would love a space like this!!
Hugs,
Deb