Wednesday, May 12, 2010

From Chicken Coop to kattz*cottage studio ~


WELCOME to my little kattz*cottage studio! Since we moved to our Texas Cottage Farmhouse 6 years ago, this cute little cottage has gone from chicken coop to TZ's pottery barn to it's new owner - ME - & it is newly named kattz*cottage ~



TZ helped me put down a real wood floor (like father like daughter because the wood flooring came from a ditch, discovered by my dad), and my lovely kattz*cottage sign was made & painted by my dad ~~ Thanks Dad!
Within a couple of days work this chicken coop turned pottery barn turned into a lovely little Cottage Studio where I love to do my work. I have set it up as my ebay shop where I will keep my shelves stocked with things to sell. However, I'm now contemplating turning it from ebay shop to sewing & creating shop! I could fill the shelves with tons of fabric, lace, & replace computer with sewing machine!


Floating Flowers welcome me at the door :-)

Isabella watches over the little welcoming garden @ the doorstep ~ I love walking down here in the morning - I walk through the gardens & around the pond to get here & I do stop & smell the roses.....

My needlepoint chair is my "guest" chair - please come visit & sit with me in my cottage ~ It's in a very sunny spot beside the window where I watch the birds on the feeders :-) I suppose it's really a "chihuahua chair" since Cabo or Cookie usually claim it.....lol

Lovely, Cozy, Sunny, Old-Fashioned, Cottage-y, Love it! It makes me wanna go to work!
And that pretty wood floor came from a ditch!! THANKS DAD!!

This Cozy Corner is where I sit & work ~ & look out the 3 windows to watch the birds, see the gardens, hear my new rooster, along with mama hen, turkey, & pigeon who are just behind my cottage outside the windows :-) My laptop fits perfectly on the little lace-covered "desk" which was a one dollar find ~~

Things for sale are all around me, on shelves, hanging on the walls - everything is for sale & will come & go & be replaced with more goodies for sale....

One of the 3 windows where I can see the birds & feel the breeze ~ kattz*cottage is surrounded by trees so it's always nice & cool inside.......

I splurged 3 dollars on the huge mirror on the back wall - it makes this little cottage feel more spacious as it reflects the trees & sunshine.....

One of my first "finds" for my cottage was this little blackboard which says it all - I do "heart" my cottage! My Top-Seller Ebay Award Certificate is above it ~ I need to frame it......

Found this ADORABLE slate sign at a garage sale the very weekend I fixed up my shop -- another one dollar find ~ It hangs beside the door & says it all because it truly is very small :-)

Just a little "peak" inside.....

I Can't believe CHICKENS use to live in here!! ~~

4 comments:

Tracy said...

How awesome is that? I love it!!!
You Lucky girl :)
Tracy

Brandy said...

Oh my gosh that is SOOOOOO neat and SO cute and so wonderful!!! You guys have the luckiest finds, floor in a ditch! That is just nuts and too cool!

I am SO jealous!!! I just started ebaying again last week and feel myself getting hooked again. It had been a long while.

I want to come over one day and visit!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

girl, I am so glad I got to see your cottage studio when I was there! Your pictures of it are lovely, but yes, there is nothing quite like getting to be inside it! I am lucky!!!! Love you lots!!!

Comeca Jones said...

Oh How super cute is this!!I want one so badly I see them all over blog land.How will I ever convince Shan that this is a need and not a want!? A doll house for "big" girls!lol keep your fingers crossed for me!Have fun cant wait for more gardening post.