The Garden Room - (Part 2)...details, details, details...

January 7th, 2009 in member junk     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Cant have a garden room without a birdhouse or two...and dont you love the old pink scooter - now its a bookshelf!  And the pretty little lady on the left - we call her Rosie - she was a lamp base.
Some great old wicker furniture, and a repainted/distressed bench for extra seating, and lounging space for the kitties...
Another trellis, some great old metal architecture, and of course ya gotta have a mirror!! :)
A step stool to give the kitties a little help - up we go...
What a great gate!!
Cant have a garden room without a birdhouse or two...and dont you love the old pink scooter - now its a bookshelf!  And the pretty little lady on the left - we call her Rosie - she was a lamp base.

Can't have a garden room without a birdhouse or two...and don't you love the old pink scooter - now it's a bookshelf!  And the pretty little lady on the left - we call her "Rosie" - she was a lamp base.

So many details in such a small space.  It's such a relaxing room, bright and sunny, with a wonderful view of Ellen's garden in her backyard - On a cold snowy day like today, I can picture Ellen sitting in her chair, flipping through a garden magazine, or dreaming of her next project - which I'm pretty sure is a bit of a redo of another bedroom!

And don't forget about all the "cat" naps going on too!!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Kathy & Terri - and our trusted friend and assistant - Ellen!
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, garden, porch, chic, sunroom

Comments (22)

junkinator writes: So charming--what a great place to read a book, or just enjoy a lazy afternoon. You and Terri did an amazing job. Anita Posted: 9:00 pm on October 1st
shabbychick writes: Thanks Jenny! The floor was the most time-consuming part of the project - but so worth it!

We're looking forward to our next room re-do at Ellen's!

Kathy Posted: 11:15 am on January 12th
writes: Kathy,
This is just beautiful! I especially love the floor. You've done yourself proud. I agree with Gretchen - you should go into the business of doing this for a living. I cannot believe you'd never done the floors before. WOW!!

JennyK Posted: 1:50 am on January 9th
shabbychick writes: Thanks Lani, Janis & Kevin! There were so many elements in this small space - I couldn't show pictures of everything... And, it's funny...I told Ellen to check out the site so she could see what everybody thought of her garden room, and she did, but she said I need to bring my camera over and get new pictures because she's got it filled with plants (that she had to bring in for the winter) - so it really is a "garden" room now! So, stay tuned - we'll be visiting in a couple weeks, so will be able to show you what she's added...

Kevin - hope to see pics of the vignettes in your shop! I don't know if I could drive by free stuff on the curb...that would be tough. :)

Kathy Posted: 10:20 pm on January 8th
CottageElements writes: Again, Kathy, redesign. Love the faux brick floor. Really love all your posts. Thanks, again!

Lani Posted: 8:48 pm on January 8th
fellowjunker writes: Man, I love your style Kathy.....every single item I see in this garden room I love!!!!!!! (and want!!)
xojanis Posted: 4:32 pm on January 8th
kmayflowers writes: You girls really inspire me. I have made a new rule. I won't pick up anything of the side of the road (my favorite supplier) that I can't carry easily with 2 hands. This past weekend the neighborhoods I drive thru were full of gems & I was a little amazed at the other gatherers. Secrets out. I want to keep 2009 simple & your garden room is my inspiration. I love doing vignettes at the shop & if they are similar to the garden room I will be able to do it quick. Tour down Christmas, now up with the Hearts.
Beautiful Job. Kevin Posted: 10:51 am on January 8th
shabbychick writes: Thanks so much everyone! I love sharing my little piece of the junking world...and love getting glimpses into all of yours as well - there are so many talented and creative people here...this site is just amazing - I have no doubt that if we were all able to get together - we'd be unbelievably dangerous - no piece of junk would be left untouched!!!

I would love to have a porch/sunroom like Ellen's too - so relaxing and great things to look at...(the rest of her house is like a treasure chest - so many wonderful, unique things - it should be in a magazine). When you look out the back windows you can see her garden, and also see the back of her garage (which my friend, Terri, painted a wonderful cottage garden mural on so Ellen has flowers growing year-round - that's a good thing in Ohio!!!).

Candy, I don't know where that floral architectural piece came from (but I think she has another one in her dining room) - it is so unique - it must have come off of a wonderful building.

Sue/Candy - the pink scooter is totally cool - Ellen definitely has a knack for finding treasures - and that scooter is a gem! (Sue - FYI - I think there are at least four kitties standing bring treats!!)

Bridiemurphy - the mercury glass is awesome - and the old wire basket/stand they sit in is very cool too.

LuAnn - We're definitely looking forward to our next "job"!

Thanks again, Kathy

P.S. Rachel - hope all is well with you - take care!! :)
Posted: 9:25 am on January 8th
suewhitney writes: Look at you go girl! This is awesome it all. I'm on my way (be there in the middle of the night) to lay claim to that pink scooter. On what junk pile did you find that? It's fabulous. Congrats on a beautiful job.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:37 pm on January 7th
junkermidge writes: This is very, very inspiring. The transformation is incredible! I can see why you had such a blast. It's just all so great. Thank you for sharing this with us!
Midge Posted: 9:45 pm on January 7th
FunktionalJunk writes: I would give anything to have a porch area like this! This would be the ultimate relaxation space for me. You guys did an awesome job!

Leah Posted: 7:28 pm on January 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I see you've worked your magic on yet another wonderful space, Kathy! I'm glad you reposted this project since I didn't see it the first time around.

What in the world is that awesome tin with the floral projection hanging on the wall? That is the coolest thing ever. The pink scooter is pretty spectacular as well.

Now get to work on that business plan! You're awesome!


Posted: 6:56 pm on January 7th
LuAnn writes: Kathy:

This is charming. You do GOOD work! When are you going into the decorating business?

LuAnn Posted: 6:02 pm on January 7th
LuAnn writes: Kathy:

This is charming. You do GOOD work! When are you going into the decorating business?

LuAnn Posted: 6:02 pm on January 7th
bridiemurphy writes: The mercury glass gazing balls caught my eye. Such fun treasures and tastefully arranged! Posted: 5:56 pm on January 7th
crazymomluvsjunk writes: I'm so in love with it. I miss having a front porch/garden room like that. Thanks for the inspiration! Can't say enough...LOVE IT! Posted: 4:26 pm on January 7th
shabbychick writes: Thanks JunkArchitect for the compliments! We really loved how the floor turned out - we hadn't done anything like that we weren't sure about the end result - but it looked more realistic than we thought it would!

And for our own future reference, knee pads would have been a great idea! :)

Kathy Posted: 4:19 pm on January 7th
shabbychick writes: Thanks for the nice comments ladies! This was like being in Disneyland for us - soooooo much fun!

Gretchen, Ellen has a ton (literally) of wonderful shabby, vintage stuff (she has wonderful taste), but we bring along our own to add to hers - like the railings, etc. for shelves, and some architectural stuff.

Actually, we met Ellen probably about 5 years ago (or so) when we started doing antique shows/flea markets, and she's been one of our best customers - and best friends ever since. So, she's bought quite a bit of stuff from us that we've been able to put together for her in her house. Her garden room is at the back of her house - just off her beautiful guest room (with the very cool computer desk)!

And, we would love to be in the business - and it is definitely a part of our "business plan"!

Thanks, Kathy
Posted: 4:12 pm on January 7th
JunkArchitect writes: What a great job you two did renovating this room! The painted garden path came out unbelievable. It looks like a photo out of a magazineā€¦or web site! Posted: 4:09 pm on January 7th
MimiToria writes: Kathy -
Really truly appreciate the details you've shown on this redo of the porch.
My question is this, does Ellen have all of these great shabby finds, or do you provide those in your redos? They are incredible.
Is she the same friend that got the wonderful bedroom makeover you previously showcased?
Love your redesigns. You should be in the business of doing this for a living.
Gretchen Posted: 3:47 pm on January 7th
SnowmanHill writes: I love it! I like the old star. Nice Job! Krista Posted: 1:32 pm on January 7th
romancenrelics writes: I love it. Great use for the scooter. Posted: 12:52 pm on January 7th
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