My Writer’s Cottage

After the remodel

I had an old Tuff Shed (Premier Ranch model) in the backyard
that I used to store garden tools, bird seed, Christmas decor, and
a lot of stuff
 that needed relocating to the garbage can.

Writers need a quiet, peaceful place to spin their stories, and my house was
anything but that, so I decided to give the 8×12 shed a new life …

BELOW IS A PHOTO OF MY GARDEN
“TUFF” SHED BEFORE I  REMODELED
IT INTO MY OFFICE.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE “AFTER”
OF THE INTERIOR AND THE EXTERIOR.

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author-pamelafrostdennis-com-writers-cottage-after-photo-3We insulated the walls and covered with cedar planks.

author-pamelafrostdennis-com-writers-cottage-after-photo-4My desk is a massive stand-up, sit-down desk, so I’m lucky it fit! 
That’s a heater on the wall. The blue tape on the computer is covering
the camera, in case my computer gets hacked. It happens.

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Gizmo was a starving puppy running wild in Tijuana when he was rescued. He was such a goofball. His favorite show was “Dancing With The Stars.” Not kidding! He also loved football.
He was fourteen when he passed in my arms from a heart attack while my husband was driving to the vets.

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author-pamelafrostdennis-com-writers-cottage-after-photo-5The skylight was already in the Tuff Shed.
I was lucky to find a fan that would work with the ceiling height and clearance.

pams-shed-7We used inexpensive doors from Home Depot to make the Dutch Door
and windows.
 Then made simple framed screens.  

cottage-with-dutch-door-openThe Dutch Door doesn’t have a screen, so humming birds often fly in and
hover in front of my computer to say, 
“Howdy,” before zipping out.

author-pamelafrostdennis-com-writers-cottage-after-photo-7Next on my wish list is an awning over the door.
And yup, that’s a glass of wine on my desk.

And now I need a new garden shed.

 

We used to buy live Christmas trees. Now they are all giant Christmas trees that house many happy birds. Please turn on the sound to hear their joyful chatter. This is what I listen to while I write in my office.

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