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June 19, 2019
Generally, I've been a person with vision. Whether it be visualizing a paint colour on the wall or being able to see through clouded thoughts and see the positive outcome. I wouldn't exactly call it a "skill or gift" but it has usually served me well in life.
When my store, Marni LuHu Designs studio & boutique closed at the end of last year, my vision kicked in again. Although muffled with some scary family health issues, I knew where I wanted to end up. My passion for making hand made jewelry was at the forefront and having the flexibility to be with my family and do more of the things I love has never been more important.
The SHE SHED!
Or the Wine Shack. Or the Jewelry Hut. Or the She Shack. Or the Shedio. Whatever the name of it, I knew I wanted to build a workshop of sorts in our backyard that would give all those things back to me and it was't long before my research and planning began. I thought I knew what I wanted until I started looking at what was out there! Holy smokes! People are building some really incredible sheds and tiny homes out there. With only so much space in our backyard, my planning had to be precise and of course fall within the budget I had.
Ever hear of champagne wishes on a beer budget? You get the picture. My budget wasn't huge but my wishes were. Here's a few things that I wanted:
I found inspiration on Pinterest and scouring the internet but the the studio that spoke to me was built by Little Stamp Store in the UK. Perfection in my mind!
Ironically, I didn't give a ton of thought to the exterior of the She Shed. How does one plan to build a structure without giving too much thought to the exterior?? So upon further research, we decided on a Gambrel Roof Styled Shed. The Gambrel is just a fancy wood for barn-like. Although not my favourite style, this shed would provide more room inside that would include two lofts that could be used as sleeping quarters or storage.
So? What do you think? I would love to hear your feedback! Comment below and stay tuned for a little contest coming soon!
June 19, 2019
I love it! Love the style! My wheels are turning as well with something like this. So far just on initial draft paper… but this is the part that gets me so inspired. And seeing your ideas. Along with zillions of Pinterest ideas and IG. It’s just makes my insides happy. Love what you’ve done and the whole idea. Cheers!
Absolutely love the pictures of “The Little Stamp Store”. If I was to have a get-a-way where I could read and conjure up the wonderful jewellery that you do, that is exactly the type of place that I would want….swinging chair and all! Not sure that I like the Gambrel Roof as I am also not sure why you’d want the loft except maybe for storage. I definitely wouldn’t be sleeping up there with my very comfortable house so very close by. Can hardly wait to see the finished shed.
I absolutely love your ideas! Makes me want my own she shed someday.
March 29, 2019
I have been at this for a long time, making handmade jewelry for over 11 years now and I still love the moments best where I can sit down and just create; where time gets lost and my hands can't move fastest enough for the ideas spilling out of my brain. THOSE are the best days!
December 05, 2018
August 17, 2018
I had an "Aha Moment" yesterday. We've heard Oprah talk about those for years on her talk show...did you know I share a birthday with that amazing woman? sure do!