And now its time for another chapter in the building of our garden house. My dh and I spent the day on Tuesday spraying on the cream colored base coat, on the inside and on the outside, on the rafters and on the floor, even on the fireplace mantel.
Then on Wednesday night, while I was at a service activity and then attending a book club meeting, he surprised me by reattaching the four windows into their casings, putting the door back on and adding the gingerbread piece to the front eve!! I was ecstatic! To the right you can see the floor of the loft, and below you can see the ladder that leads to the loft, in its storage position, resting just above and to the left of the door. Note the hinges to the left that will allow it to swing down.
This is the loft. The green X marks the center of the window that we have masked off for the spray painting. It will come off soon, and you will be able to see the leaded glass pattern. Below is the inside view of the door. The door is only 5 and a half feet high, so most men will have to stoop to enter. Almost all of those who have seen it tell me that they think it looks like a hobbit door, and thus a hobbit house ...
Of course we know that hobbits live in hills, sort of undergroundish, but in playing with names for my garden house I am considering Hobbitat ... It definitely fits the book connection I am looking for for my literary garden, right? But then maybe I want something more romantic. Do you have any other bookish ideas? I would love to hear your input. Thanks for coming along and sharing the fun!