The makings of a cottage studio!


Every little girls dream...a playhouse! What happens when your little girl grows out of it? Momma moves in!

It's a small and humble lil place but I have big plans for her.

This was once a little loft for her baby doll stuff.

I found this neat old railing at an antique store and thought it would be perfect.

Perfect it is!

We moved the ladder to one side to save on floor space.

I can think of so many things I can store up there.

The walls are just studs and I plan on leaving them as is. I really like the cottage feel going on here.

Take a look at the ceiling...oh the love..oh the ideas!

So now this sweet playhouse is going to be my new studio. Madison and I have big plans for our new space. Our next step is having the inside painted. We will get a little professional help with this {thank goodness} yall know how I hate to paint..har har.. I could use your help though. We want to name our little cottage. Maybe something french? Any ideas?

53 comments:

  1. It is past my bedtime (have to work tomorrow), and I have just spent an hour going through your older blog posts. It has been such fun. I'll be back often. laurie

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  2. I'm green with envy. It's always been my dream to have a pretty little cottage in my garden for a studio. I love the idea a french name. Can't wait to see it's transformation!

    Tina

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  3. Hi Susie!

    I just love your blog!!!
    What about " Le petit Maison"?

    Jsut can't wait to see the finished project...

    Sarah

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  4. Fabulous idea!!! So creative & fun indeed.

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  5. Darling! How about Joie de vivre? Joy of life, I do believe.:) Lori

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  6. Love it! This space has so much potential! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I wish I spoke French, sorry!

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  7. so I can see it now Susie.. you're own special vintage/artsy shop! Check out your local muncipalities as to regulations or requirements.. business or just holiday fairs. Insurance coveages or licenses and a tax id for you. Then we'll franchise you!

    GO girl go.. Love it.

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  8. Oh I have a little storage building out back that we have been talking about doing some finish work to, you have given me an idea. Can't wait to see you new space. Jackie

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  9. Oh, I think that is going to be just fabulous!!!

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  10. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    How exciting! Your own little creative space to play in! I can't wait to see how you fix it up. This is just too wonderful Girlfriend and I'm thrilled for you!

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  11. I would LOVE something like that for all of my crafting supplies! You're so lucky :)

    Le petite chateau, perhaps?

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  12. Chateau= castle something or
    ruse'= crafty one
    craft studio= studio d'artisanat

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  13. What fun! Note to self: build a space for our two girls so that later in life I may reap the reward! Ha!

    How about Beinvenue Deux?

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  14. Oh lucky you! I wish I had my own studio to play in ~ enjoy!

    Jo

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  15. I am so giddy with excitement for you! you better be taking lots of pictures ;)

    we did something similar to our garage (aka...summer house)

    have fun with it!

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  16. What a darling studio that will be! You are one lucky girl! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  17. this is too cute for words. you must be totally beside yourself. i know i would. I can not wait to see how it all comes together. i wish i had some clever name idea but i am totally at a loss. very exciting

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  18. Well, no ideas on a name, but am so excited for you and your great new studio space. I'm jealous! LOL...
    Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  19. Morning, Dear Susieness! Oh, how exciting to have your very own little cottage studio. Can't wait to see what all you do to it. I'm blank as to what to name it! Well, I guess you could call it the 'Susieness Nest Shop'. As you can see, I am all out of creativeness. ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. How about Bienvenue-Beaucoup ? I love your ideas and cleverness.

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  21. How about "Maison Bleu"? (If you're painting the interior blue). I personally would love to see pale pink on the walls, which would make it "Maison Rose", I think?
    Have fun!

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  22. Good Morning Susie!

    Loving your little cottage! I can't wait to see how it transforms. I know it will be beautiful! Have a great day!

    Adrienne

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  23. Oh, you're soooo lucky! Ok so I was thinking "My little French cottage" would be a good name for your little cottage, but it translates to "ma petite petite maison française" in french. A bit verbose, no? Good luck.

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  24. Susie, this is going to be such a cute studio! I can't wait to see what you do with it and all the creativity that will happen, here!

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  25. How exciting. A place where you can create and have fun all the while with your daughter beside you.
    My first thought for a name was French General...but that's already taken.
    Here is an idea for your name:
    bienvenue à l'espace de création
    (meaning welcome to the creative space)
    or how about:
    bienvenue au chalet d'inspiration (meaning welcome to the inspiration cottage)

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  26. Oh how awesome! I am SO jealous. I'd love to have my own studio. Not sure what I'd create in there but nonetheless it'd be pretty fabulous.

    As for names I have no clue, I stunk at French unless you want to name it library! *smiles*

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  27. Wow! That's going to be cute! I can't wait to see the transformation!

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  28. The only "French" I know is "French Fries!" LOL! Love your little studio! Would love to have one of my own! :)

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  29. So Jealous!! How much fun is that! I love it!

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  30. What a fun place to play! I have loved all the tutorials... can't wait to find some rulers... and that alphabet board...

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  31. Hey, girl! These names listed are just too cute!! Whatever you choose will be perfect!

    I grew up with a little red playhouse that is still in the backyard of my parents' house! I loved it!! Enjoy this! Just run some electricity for some good'ol a/c for your sweet self!!

    Hugs!
    Susan

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  32. I thought of another one:

    Mon petit chateau.

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  33. SO fun!!!! I am so excited for you. :) Does it have lighting/heat/air?

    My Decorating Dilemmas Party will be up tonight after 10 (ET) and all day tomorrow...I hope maybe you can swing by. :) This would be fun to post and get some name ideas!

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  34. That doll house looks better than some of my regular house. Beautiful to work with!

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  35. What a wonderful, whimsical space! Enjoy!
    Would love to have you stop by and check out my blog for pictures of our new house!
    Blessings,
    Shilo

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  36. Sorry I do not speak French. But OH HOW I WANT THIS IN MY BACKYARD! LOVE IT! I can't wait to see what you do. Nancy from OHIO

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  37. Hi Susie,

    What a wonderful cottage and it will be such a lovely area to play and create.
    Here are a few ideas, for French names.
    la petite maison
    Pied-a terre ( a second home)
    Raison d'etre - the thing that is central for our existence. Reason for being.

    good luck and we look forward to seeing your lovely cottage.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  38. What an adorable idea! Hope ya plan on putting in a window box air conditioner! I just moved from BR and it gets hot hot hot! Even hotter here in TX.

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  39. I got ya a name...The Petite MiMi..HAHAHAHA

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  40. Oh, Susie, what a great space. I wish I had a great name for you but alas I don't. I can't wait to see what you come up with though.

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  41. Oh Susie, how lucky you are!! My girls are 24, 18 and 16. Do you think I could somehow convince my hubby to build them a playhouse to outgrow so that I can claim it as my own?? :)

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  42. Oh Susie, how lucky you are!! My girls are 24, 18 and 16. Do you think I could somehow convince my hubby to build them a playhouse to outgrow so that I can claim it as my own?? :)

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  43. Hey Susie!
    Okay I am a little late but I wanted to comment on your yard sale post/youtube. What fun! You seem so sweet and kind and you are so TINY!! Looks like you made some great memories. I think the typewriter is my favorite!!

    Suzanne
    P.S.-When are you going to make more tassels? I still treasure my burberry bear tassel you made for me and I have in my son's room!!

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  44. What an adorable little cottage ~ the perfect spot to create! Here are a few more suggested names, en français:

    maison chérie (darling cottage)

    petite évasion (small escape)

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  45. It is so cute, I cannot wait to keep up with the progress.

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  46. Very cool! We're from New Orleans so I would name it something Creole.

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  47. How cute is that cottage? I wonder what "cute" is in French? : )

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  48. She's beautiful! I think that having such a quaint place to be creative in...well, it brings out the creativity! Looks like heaven to me. Lucky for you! I'm sure you will love it!

    Rebecca

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  49. What a great place to have to create and have fun!!!

    Ruth

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