Tagged: workshop

shop reveal: before and afters

Welcome to Adam’s workshop! Goodbye to the days of Adam and his chop saw on the sidewalk in front our tiny Toronto home. This is a dream come true for him – in fact, I may never see him in the house again!

workshop exterior before and after

In case you’ve forgotten what we started with (a solid shell with hydro and a few furry inhabitants) here is a link to the before and in-between photos.

The requirements for the space: lots of room to work, storage for tools and lumber, room for ‘clean’ projects as well as messy ones with lots of light, air flow and a heat source for the winter. We plan to re-use our existing kitchen cabinets for storage but since we aren’t quite ready to tackle that project, the shop interior is still a work in progress. But hey, isn’t every space? (However, the bones are done! Insulation, roof ventilation, six windows and two new doors make the shop super comfortable.)

workshop interior before and after

Here are a few more interior pics!

The overall look of the structure – the board and batten, dark stain, and cottage feel sets the tone for what we want our backyard to be; a relaxing retreat, a place where dreaming is highly encouraged, naps are mandatory and living alongside nature is more than just a big city dream.

I can already tell this will be Adam’s happy place, to create, relax, play and dream. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what this artist gets up to next! xo




sneak peek: Adam’s workshop

What an amazing transformation to the exterior! Thanks so much for your input on the stain colour. We agreed with those folks who chose the Westcott Navy and opted for a solid Arborcoat stain, another great product from Benjamin Moore!

We realize that the name is a bit deceiving, it’s not very navy! The deep grey colour blends nicely with the roof’s asphalt shingles and creates a gorgeous backdrop for my soon-to-be fall gardens. The final reveal pics are coming soon! xo