If you read our blog a few posts ago you heard we are turning our detached garage into an art studio/out building. We have all kinds of ideas. We first had to start with making a change to our back yard.

This is what it looked like last year.

We took down the fence, took out one dead tree and took up the pavers. We paid someone to take out the driveway.

Last weekend we laid sod and moved the fence. Once the lilacs bush out and the grass greens it will look really nice.


Here are a few inspiration pictures of a garage turned studio.

I'm most interested in lighting in the studio. We want it to be an extension of the garden. Our next move is to find some used windows to put in and possible some french doors that open to the vegetable garden.

This is Calder and Starr's barn. They dissembled it and rebuilt it on their land. It's one of the original inspirations for our studio. It has great lighting and is beautiful. In our studio we plan on doing stained glass, pottery, weaving, silversmithing, eventually glass blowing . . . You get the picture. Willie also had a great idea of getting an old drop down screen from a school or something and projecting from our laptop to watch movies.


  1. Wendy said...
    You are both so creative!!!! It looks like such a a fun project. I can hardly wait to see pics when it is all finished!!!
    sara said...
    Cool, so cool. I'd love a space like that. Maybe one day. Question: Where are you going to park your car?
    Willie, Sally, Wyatt & Hank DeFord said...
    Oh ya, I didn't mention that our car barely fits inside the garage. It's a tight squeeze so we have never used it. We park on the street, so we obviously don't have that nice of a nice car. The previous owners must have owned a VW bug or smaller.
    Jewel Stratford said...
    What a grand place to let your creative energies flow. The extra lawn is a great idea and the projected look of the studio is so cool. We can't wait to see all the great projects you will be working on. Good work!

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