My blog is focused on what I saw, heard about, or encountered during my day. I ZOOM IN on things I find particularly interesting, beautiful, or humorous. My interests overlap and mesh in the fields of interior design, rehab, photography, architecture, color, and anything painted. Throw in salvage, bargain hunting, recycling and that summarizes what you are likely to find on this page.
The garage/studio was mentioned in my very first post to this blog. The details of how it came to be were never mentioned. This post will reveal some of the details of that process. It began with a book from the library that had a few pictures of garages from the 1930's. I showed Paul Sansone features I liked in these pictures. He drew the plans, I tweaked with my suggestions, and in no time the project had been set into motion.
The previous picture shows the fence that wrapped around and was attached to the garage with a gate. This picture shows the fence along Spring Ave. This should answer any questions as to why it was one of the first things removed when I bought the house. Amazingly enough, the fence on the opposite side of the yard is still standing.
The sewer line was the other major delay. Locating the original line was a nightmare as it ran diagonally across the yard to the alley. The first thought was to tie into the existing line. But, after all the digging to find the line, it was decided this would be the prudent time to put in a new one.
The floor is poured. Halleluia! Even some grass seed and straw get rid of the mud. This is definately progress. Although there was no garage yet, I planted geraniums in my urns and placed them on either side of the door that would soon be there.
A decision was made to use trusses. The original plans were drawn for a vaulted ceiling but that was labor intensive which translates to "expensive." So, as so often happens in construction, we went to Plan B.
I am a bit of an eccentric but a polka dot garage crosses the line for me. It did shock me when I came home to this one day, but under closer scrutiny I discovered the red dots are actually plugs to hold the foam in place.