Garage Makeover Reveal

As beautiful as it was in this ‘before’ shot (taken many, many, oh-so-many weeks ago) the garage was due for a complete refresh.  Afterall, I needed an art studio, not an art shanty.

After! All fresh-faced and functional.

The front of the studio (as it shall hence be known) got brand new, properly-functioning carriage-style doors, board and batten siding (to match the house), and some farmy decorative accents.

A little countrified vignette.

Why, yes. Yes, it is.

My grandfather’s rusty old spurs.

Some primitive wreathes that I can decorate as the seasons dictate.

Decorative wire garden edging hung upside-down along the eaves to serve as a trellis.

The west side of the garage before.

The west side of the studio, after.

The garden-side of the studio got two new, functioning windows, complete with bright shutters, as well as new board and batten siding and decorative trellis edging.

More garden-variety decorative wire edging re-purposed as a trellis for the grapevines and morning glory to dominate.

Fresh new snappies and pansies to accent the garden walkway along the studio.

Gotta love that conveniently-named “Farmhouse Red”….my favorite paint color by Behr…. same color as the front door of the Farmhouse.

With the outside finally signed, sealed, and delivered….it’s on to the inside….the Texan thought he was finished with this project….MUHAHAHAHAHA.  Not by a long shot.

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11 thoughts on “Garage Makeover Reveal

  1. Tammy November 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm Reply

    I can’t believe how beautiful this is! I’m totally drooling over here. Amazing job!!!

  2. Hollie November 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm Reply

    It is so inspiring to see the magic that can be created by people with amazing vision! I am totally hooked on your blog!

    • farmhouseK8 November 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm Reply

      Ah, go on! 🙂 You are too sweet!

  3. little poppits November 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm Reply

    Can you come n do mine? X

  4. reneesylvie November 4, 2012 at 2:52 am Reply

    WOW…Beautiful…great job 😀

  5. Alex @ northstory November 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply

    What is in the water down there in Texas? You guys have some absolutely stunning design sense. Those are gorgeous!!!!

  6. Christie November 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm Reply

    Oh, so gorgeous! I am very impressed. What a nice entry way for your new studio!

  7. Charlotte Zweigoronc November 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm Reply

    Everything IS beautiful (on the outside)…. my favorite part of the whole thing is the end and I quote “the Texan thought he was finished with this project….
    MUHAHAHAHAHA. Not by a long shot.”

    Does he read your blog?

    Sounds just like something I’d say. Birds of a feather?

    • farmhouseK8 November 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm Reply

      Hahah…yes, he does read it and very often is ‘informed’ of his weekend plans through the blog. But he lets everything slide because A) he is a patient man and B) he likes being known to the world as ‘the Texan’.

  8. Emma November 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm Reply

    Wow! You’ve come a long way. Great job!!!

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