Labor Of Love Project Summer 2013 : Shed Turned Gazebo Style Garden House

So, what a labor of love this project has been this summer. In making a long story short, a few years ago we bought a Homestyle Shed from their “Premiere” series. Since day one, I had aspirations of turning it into a Gazebo style garden house. In doing so, we also thought it would re-enforce the original building making it even stronger, lasting, and more durable. Pictured below are the steps we went through….

First, we bought the building at Menards. To see a picture of it, go to Homestyle Sheds or go here. It wasn’t easy to put up like the salesman told us. Our biggest recommendation is to be sure to get as much help with it as possible. Better yet, hire a contractor if you can. It’s worth it and it will save you a lot of grief. Also, do it on a day when there is NO WIND or even a slight breeze! 8O

We left the building alone for a year, but, the winters in Wyoming are harsh. We were worried the winds or even a good Spring or Summer storm would do it in. I had visions of hail putting holes in the walls. So, the first thing we did after having the shed for a year was re-side it the next summer. We used pine panels. (sorry this is the only picture I have of the shed in this stage)

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The following summer we painted it gray and white. We also strung it for electricity.

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Next, the inside! So, this summer, we added a new floor and wood panels to the walls. Like the siding, this re-enforced the strength of the building once again.

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And now to painting and decorating it ….and putting up some last finishing touches. Here is the final look of it all. A much brighter and more homey feel for us, any guests, and yes, our cats too who are loving it as well.

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Yay! So, now what can I dream up for it? Maybe Wi-Fi (as a friend suggested), some windows, and new doors?

Diane Kruger Featured In Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, And Chanel For Flare Magazine April 2013

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What a fun shoot this is. Pictured above is German actress Diane Kruger. She looks so cute as she brings back a 50′s retro look for Flare Magazine for their “Hello Spring” edition for April. There is also a cover story inside. She’s featured wearing Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. More details and takes at Fashion Gone Rogue.

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Miss America Statewide Beauty Queens Headline New Artistry Amway Make-up Spring Summer Campaign 2013

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This year’s beauty winners for Miss America can be seen promoting the Artistry Amway Make-up Campaign and their favorite trendy looks for Spring Summer! For example, above is Miss Wyoming and 3rd runner up in the Miss America pageant Lexie Madden. She’s pictured wearing the “Enchanted Rose” look. You can view more of the other Miss America contestants at Artistry US Facebook. Gorgeous campaign!!

Enjoy Versace Women Fall Winter 2013-14 Fashion Show (Film)

Versace for Fall Winter 2013-14! Too cool for words. Sit back, enjoy the music, and keep in mind every girl is her fashionably best in a cool trenchcoat among other things….

Alice Dellal And Karl Lagerfeld For Boy Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Handbag Campaign

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What a beautiful take for the Boy Chanel handbag Spring Summer 2013 Campaign! It was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. The model is Alice Dellal. You can view more of this beautiful shoot and collection at Boy Chanel.

Splash Eyewear For Burberry’s Spring Summer 2013 Campaign (Video)

Below are models Romeo Beckham (he’s a little tiger in the making, isn’t he?!!), Edie Campbell and Charlie France wearing Splash eyewear for Burberry’s Spring Summer 2013 Campaign. Too cool!!

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Julianne Hough Behind The Scenes Of New Sole Society Spring Summer 2013 Shoe Collection

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Not only is Julianne Hough a mega multi-talanted dancer, singer, and actress, we can add shoe designer to her resume as well. Below the diva shows us a “behind the scenes” look at her new Spring Summer 2013 shoe collection for Sole Society. She shares the shoe design process, the photo shoot, and her creative inspiration behind the shoes. To see more and shop, visit Sole Society.

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