Monday, August 16, 2010

My New Stamping Space

Hello! I'm a very busy lady this week, and I wanted to show you why...my new stamping space is finally finished!!! I am so very excited to begin moving in!

It's a lovely, light filled space (this pic was taken while quite overcast and rainy), and measures 13' X 15', windows facing south and west.

Here it is...


We decided to add an addition onto our home. The house was originally built in the early 1900s when my husband's grandparents arrived from Finland.

My husband, along with the help of my father, sons, and friends, built the entire add on--doing everything, from the foundation...up! We began in the late summer, 2008.

The space includes: my "studio" (which will become our bedroom when we become elderly), a bathroom, pantry, laundry room, sauna, and full woodworking shop in the basement below for my husband.

Our intent was to create new workspace now, which will one day becoming one level living for when we are elderly.


The view to my garden and closet with no doors.

We tried to maintain a vintage feel by using old, reclaimed doors, knobs and hardware...all which my husband worked so very hard to make suitable! He did a great job!!!

I'll be showing you more pics of the space after it is filled, as well as of the rest of the new rooms.

Now you can see why I will not be posting as much in the near future, though I will be back on Wednesday for my "Every Wednesday in August" blog candy drawing, and on Friday for the Stamp Simply Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


14 comments:

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see it filled with all your crafting goodies.

imastampin said...

Oooo, what a wonderful space. I'm anxious to see how you organize and decorate it! How fun!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb -- LOOKS FABULOUS!!! So glad to see those saws, etc. removed!!!! Can't WAIT to come see it IRL and have coffee on that deck!!!

Luanne said...

Lucky you! Looks like your husband has great talent too! Enjoy getting settled.

Sandra said...

wow! looks great - enjoy!
Sandra

Becky said...

What a gorgeous space.

Mary said...

What a cool space......you are a lucky lady!

Louise Fox said...

I am so very happy and delighted for you. I know that you will enjoy your room and find a new spirit of creativity. We are looking to buy a second home for our senior years and the single story is an absolute must, so you are both very wise in what you did. Blessings

Gloria Westerman said...

Yea for you......I just got mind done and I love it.....great idea about when you get old.....wish more people would think about that...my DH and I are thinking about house maintenance.....don't want to paint or any thing else.....
Please keep us inform when you get it full of your stuff......

Helen L said...

How lovely: your family did a great job!!! I especially love that floor!

Traci S. said...

Oh, Deb~

Congratulations! What a beautiful room! I don't think I could resist not making it my bedroom now! It is so beautiful! I love the windows and that gorgeous floor! What a labor of love! I am so happy for both of you!

This was a wise thing to do, and a great idea for now, too! Congrats!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Pauline said...

Wow, what a perfect stamping room! I'm a teeny bit jealous!! Well done you, it's very had work doing an extension, but you will reap the benefits!!

Kathie said...

I am delighted for you - it is looking good! Have fun organizing your new studio.

Rose Ann said...

Looks like a fabulous space, Deb! So happy for you!!