so I have been thinking… maybe I want to add a really modern addition to the a-frame? hmmm… just seems like the a-frame could be a swinger… i really think that it could go either way… cottage or modern. your thoughts?
hope you are having a great weekend! I am knee deep in magazines, pinterest, and other online home blogs…along with my own sketches. i may be close to being overwhelmed. scl.
note: all photos were taken from houzz.
is someone joking… that these little creatures actually exist!! i am in ❤ with them! my father in law has special connections to these mini horses and tay can’t seem to get enough of them! Bonnie & Clyde.
happy friday readers… we made it!! scl.
…hello there little guy!…
sometimes i think we go, go, go as fast as we can to get things done and in the process we miss the little things… tiny little surprises…waiting for us to see.
i’m so glad that i happened to be going slow enough yesterday to see this little guy sunning in the lawn. he was just a tiny little dose of simple, sweet goodness. his presence put a smile on my face.
i hope today you notice a little something extra in your day. slow down just a touch from your rat race… and I bet you will!!
wishing you the best! scl
i never really knew that so many people had such love for the a-frame… i have been googleing and binging around lately for images of inspiration… here are a few of my finds…
…love, love, love food trucks!…
To me there is nothing better than being able to go from truck to truck searching for food items. It’s a unique opportunity to eat different types of food, experience cultures! it’s total infusion, it’s an environment experience. It’s eclectic. It’s unique. It’s amazing color and texture. It’s totally me!! Most areas have adopted some form of this atmosphere… Search your local area(s) out! would be a great weekend date night! scl
1. house- light, trim- dark, doors- salmon, accents- limey green…or should the doors be limey green?
2. house- light, trim- dark, doors- turquoise?
3. same option as two…but maybe pink doors?? or another shade of blue, other than option two blue? or pink doors with blue accents?
4. a closer look at those blues from option three…
(i know awful iphone snap shots…work with me !!)
at first, i had this grand idea to paint the lake house white. until… i thought about how the trees would cause a crazy amount of upkeep in order to keep the white…looking white, from year to year. as well, reality set in and while i would love, love, love to add a tin/metal roof now…now is not the time. the existing roof is still in really good shape with probably another 10 good years – why spend the extra money. surely, i can live with the brown roof and adjust my color scheme. and that conclusion has brought me to today’s post: color choices.
as you would figure…i have asked several people and i have gotten SevEraL answers…but i would love more…so with this house…in mind…
let us now vote.
please…just simply chose your favorite option and list it in the comment section…or offer another color combo idea to the list. i am open for suggestions!!
on a side note: the fillers on either side of the doors are left over from a sliding glass door swap to french doors- eventually i would love to use stone on the a-frame and reconfigure the doors. i think painting them the house color will allow them to fade into the distance! also, i plan to add exterior scones to these fillers on either side of the door and add large planters (maybe that will be another post)…that should do it. fingers crossed.
i know i have been in the wind for about a week…i told you i might be a bit hit or miss…my mind is on overload! oh my goodness, that’s an under statement. i am totally focused on the coming closing… of the lake house – spring miracle – should be just a few weeks!! with that being said…lately, i have been trying to prioritize my heart’s desires. i use a artist’s sketchbook to keep this organized (or try to anyway) … that way i can sketch (which isn’t saying much, you’ve seen my work!!) and paste magazine photos collectively … and then there is pinterest, which i simply can’t stop pinning things there!!
i thought i would share with you …my top few MuSt HaVEs…so far!
1. all white interior.
2. industrial shelving.
3. unique addition. (sorry no original source found, please let me know if you know otherwise)
4. tin roof. (sorry no original source found, please let me know if you know otherwise)
5. roll up door.
6. loft ladder.
7. awesome deck and planters.
8. fun outdoor lighting.
i am super blessed that things have worked out for us to get this house. i am so thankful. although i must admit, i am slightly stressed out with all the juggling my brain is doing right now. we will have a set amount of money with which to get started and i really need to make the most of it. if any of you have recently done a remodel…let me know in the comment box…what is worth it and what can wait…i would love to hear from you and your experience!! hope to write again soon! scl.