We made it back from Florida. Always a little bittersweet, especially when my parents are still down there! And when the kiddos get to the age that they realize we have to leave. Today Kynlee said I wanna go back to Florida, and Tate said, I never wanted to leave:) To be perfectly honest, I agreed!! But, that’s why vacation is so much fun, you don’t get to do it all the time.
Before I left I told you we had a few things in the making. One of them being a cute little guest house!! We had this little garage that is close to the house that was quite cute from the outside but more non-functioning than we would have liked. The tresses came down to about 6 feet so we couldn’t fit our van or truck in it. The last six months it has stored tools and kids toys. But…ever since we moved here I had big plans for that cute little shed…and amazingly my hubby agreed to them!! Miracles do happen:)
My parents come quite a bit to visit…we are spoiled. I have 2 sisters that live out of state…and I love to entertain! I have always wanted to have a place where people could stay if they wanted to visit, get refreshed, need a break…any of the above:) Therefore, we needed a guest house! Now I must put a disclaimer on it that it will not have a bathroom or kitchen, but it does have a sidewalk with a 10 yard walk to the downstairs bath and kitchen:)
So, lets get started. Here’s what she looked like when we first started ripping and tearing. And by we I mean my father-in-law. He is amazing and has done all of the work so far. What a sweetie!!
Okay, so I always take pictures too late and realized I don’t have a great “before” so here it is in a snow storm…ahh!! But, you can see the garage door that was a bit of a death trap and the rest of the garage.
Here’s the view from inside looking out the garage door…
You can tell here how low the ceiling used to be..
I also had to mention that we got the siding for free from a house my brother-in-law was working on. Good ole’ father-in-law went dumpster diving for us to save us 100 bucks! :) As for the cement blocks on the sides, I’m gonna paint them white and put planters in front of them. We are also gonna add shutters and lights on the sides of the window and some day I’d love a window box!
Then we raised the ceiling to 9 feet, high enough for me to have a chandelier…which about created world war three for this family:)
And the last thing we did was add a window on the east wall. It really helped to brighten it up and gives a good view of the cute lake in the distance!
So, what do we still need to do???
Well, see that door there?? It’s a mini me. You have to step down and duck to get in it. We already have a door that’s full glass to let more light in but it’s too big, so the plan is to add a little awning. When Ry told me this I about kissed him!! I Love it when we have to do things that I love:) I hoping we can do something kinda like this…
See that cute little roof over the door?? Something like that but we will have wood posts angled back and 45 degrees instead of coming straight down.
I thought I’d give you a better idea of where the little guest house is located. Pretty soon once we have sheetrock and heating and cooling, and maybe a little landscaping..she’ll be open for business:)
I honestly mean that anyone is welcome!! So if you are ever in the area…let us know:)