Welcome to my little, humble creative space. Below is a picture of when it was our screened porch. Once the road was widened from a country two lane road into 4 lanes with a turning lane in the middle, with traffic doing 45 mph and faster, it was not pleasant to sit out there anymore. The road is about 30' from the front wall of my space, maybe a little more. (When they widened the road, they took a depth of 25' across the front of our property. We had had full grown trees out there and a hedgerow. All long gone now.)
We enclosed the screened space about 4 years or so ago and it is a delight for me to be in anytime of the day or night. I still hear the traffic, but now it's muffled and a private indoor space, with the patio garden to look out on. In our remodeling we also put in new double-glazed windows and put on new siding and of course painted it, which with color choice our little place became 'Plum Cottage'.
My space on the left with the artistic iron work on the outside wall.
Here is our kitchen entry with screened porch.
This next picture is where my computer desk
and two of the bookcases in the living room were before the remodel. The french door led out to the screened porch.
Same space, at Christmas time, after remodel.
As I said, this space is only about 6'x 8'. The window that you see is actually a 36" wide metal clad door, in case we ever move and sell this place. We always use our kitchen door and so does any company, this space is much better used this way.
I took the pictures below this morning, after I tidied up a bit. :-) My counter space is ready for the next project, which won't be for a couple of days yet. I have to take a break after the last piece.
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I like the lighting with out the flash so that's how most of these pictures were taken.
You can see my storage under my granite top. The purple one was found, it even has glitter in the handles. I cut up old wall paper and used it to line the fronts of drawers. Got the idea from someone's blog pictures. The drawers are filled with yarn, fabric, embroidery and crochet threads, paper and envelopes, buttons, knitting needles and crochet hooks, etc.
We got these two old stuffed birds probably about 30 years ago from a local flea market. The are wonderful and look so right in this space.
Also, the above the door piece we got from the trash across the street. It was painted shiny black. DH stripped it and oiled it.
Two shelves that I emptied books from to have space for lace, beads, and ribbon.
That's it for now. I've got to get a move on, as I'm heading off to work today.
It's a bit windy, but not raining and hopefully it will be a nice day at work.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL