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Nov 27, 2012

Tiny house update.....


Old door trim holds vintage photos of family members

My bad, It has been months since I last posted but I am back. Thanks for your patience and for prodding me to post updates of my little retreat, my girl cave, my she-she shack. Simplicity is a word familiar to tiny house enthusiasts. Many tiny house residents are pleased to announce that they have become minimalists in their quest to simplify their life. I can not say that I would be excited about being a minimalist. When Slabtown Customs was building my home I saw that as a good reason to go shopping. I helped support the economy as well as small local businesses. Oh, and I helped clean up a few curbs from what others dis guarded as trash. I had fun collecting vintage items to re purpose and up cycle for my new tiny retreat.  Giving a vintage item a new life is recycling in it's purest form while preventing it from being tossed in the landfill.

 I will back track in future posts and show you some of the ways I up cycled my vintage finds. I will show you how I turned trash into treasures for my tiny house. Here is a partial list of my future posts.

Christmas in my tiny house -2013

Entertaining in a very tiny home

My tiny house bathroom, complete with a tiny tub, sink and toilet

A tiny house with a master loft and a guest loft

A 8 x 18 tiny house that sleeps up to 5 people

Tiny house storage solutions

The importance of a normal size front door

Creating the vintage look in a tiny house

My kitchen cabinets & counter project

Making chandeliers to add bling to my tiny house

A curb side find, becomes a bedroom set for a tiny master loft

8 chandeliers in a tiny house

Paint recommendations for a tiny house

Shabby Cottage turns beach cottage

Room on the porch

Adding shutters and flower boxes to your tiny house

OK, are you ready to see what I have been up to since the last time I posted?  Here are some pictures of the interior of my tiny home. I am an amateur blogger and have not figured out how to make the pictures larger. It could take till Jan for me to figure that out. Any tips from you pro's are welcome.  Sorry about that.

 And now, with great joy I present to you..."my menopause cave".

                                                          I just love my front porch

                                                                    My reading nook

                                                               A cozy spot to curl up for a nap

                                           An old chippy door transformed into a fireplace

                                                          My shabby little fireplace

                                                                   My teeny tiny bathroom

                                                     A ladder that blends into the bookshelf

                                                             My galley style kitchen

                                                     View from the back of my tiny house


                                        An apartment size refrigerator and nice size freezer

                                Crystal handles and knobs add bling and sparkle to kitchen cabinets

                                                     Kitchen shelves with custom brackets

 Double kitchen sink and 2 burner electric stove top  
Book & storage shelf  
 Vintage valances work well to hide clutter
Big clock in a TINY house 
The great room  
Vintage screen door repurposed as a pantry door 
 One of my favorite pieces - an old farm table more than 200 years old  
The views from my reading nook  
So there you have it.... my little retreat that sits on my land in beautiful WA State.





























































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