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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Not my style but still amazing ~

About six months ago this room was, let's see, how shall I put it....DISGUSTING! Believe it or not, this is our garage! Having been in the antique business for over 5 years I had accumulated tons of "projects" as I painted furniture and was always trying to turn something worthless into a treasure. Well this garage was busting at the seams. We had the big yard sale this past summer and Brad (the pumpkin eater artist), our middle son, totally redid this room all by himself!

He's returning to college after the Christmas holidays and needed to live at home with us to be able to do it all. Well, since you've all seen the spare room (that would be my lovely art room that is also busting at the seams), this was the only alternative. It's not been transformed permanently but sealed, the garage door hardware on the ceiling removed and peel and stick tile from Lowes is on the floor. It has the look of slate. See the wall of fabric? It's about five sheets hung on a tight cable ~ no sewing at all and they hide the garage door! He's about to buy a couple of small heaters but amazingly it stays quite nice out there. I think it must be insulated.

I'm sorry these photos are dark but I wanted you to see the beautiful lighting. Brad is so talented. I have to say though, I am SO drooling over this space.....can't you just see it as a STUDIO?! Sorry Brad, I love you son, but this is an amazing space now ~

PS. He wants to major in Design!











I spent the day Tuesday finishing up the article and going through two years of photographs to go with it. OMGoodness....my eyes are tired! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday dear friends ~
xxoo, Dawn

33 comments:

Nita Jo said...

That's a gorgeous transformation of a garage! I did the same thing when I was 19 with my Mom's garage, though it was a little more 1970's Country style. She got the family room she had wanted after I moved out. I got fairly inexpensive rent by doing a lot of the work.

And yes, it will make an amazing studio one day!

Lori said...

wow!!! what an amazing transformation...your son did a great job on this:)

kim said...

I would say talent runs in the family! :) Have a wonderful day!

madrekarin said...

You know how much I loved Brad's room. It is an awesome space!! Yep, the talent runs deep at the Edmonson house. :)

Abbie said...

Hi Dawn! Oooo.. I can see talent rund in the family! you should upload it to hgtv's Rate My Space! oooo..ooo.. or Better Homes and Gardens has an 'I Did It Myself' piece. Lovely!
I have a Nikon D40 now for a camera. My hubby gave it to me the other day, since he knows how much I love taking pics for my blog/life. It is so much fun to use!! I have wanted to do micro shots for years, but hadn't had the ability.
Know, I have to teach myself how to use it! :)
xoxo~
Abbie

Robin said...

Your son is so talented...he should be a designer! It's such a chic space, so sophisticated. I enjoyed the tour!

Sandi said...

WOW ! Amazing space...my garage could definitely benefit from a makeover! :)
Blessings!

The Charm House said...

I love Brad's space!!! It is so cool how he has it divided up! Our basement is one big open room and Chase (away at college now) has his bedroom down there. It looks like a downtown loft in our basement! I love to go and relax down there!

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, I can not believe that is a garage. How inspiring. Clarice

Betty said...

Absolutely amazing! If Brad isn't studying design in college, he should reconsider! What a nice look for a college guy! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Surely I just read that wrong. That can't be a garage?! Amazing!

Charlene said...

If that is the garage I can only imagine the rest of the house. And your creative genes do indeed run through this young man. Well, enjoy him while he is here (they fly the nest so quickly) & then when he is gone.... PRESTO bigger studio all ready for you! Have a wonderful day my friend

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

WOW! That's a garage? WOW!!!!!!

Deb said...

What a wonderful space! Talent must run in the family!

Miss Sandy said...

I think the apple does not fall far from the tree! Why does he need to major in design? He has already mastered it! Great space! I'd be sneaking out there to lounge when he was in class! This is a five star space!

timeworninteriors said...

Looks like your son is well on his way to becoming a great designer! But we all know where he gets it from! What a great space.
Theotherthersa

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Ok, he's GOOD!! This space looks amazing, he is one talented guy! He'll definitely be successful in design!

Charmingdesigns said...

He did a Fantastic job! I believe he is headed in the right direction!! Laurie

Utah Grammie said...

Well, you have to know where he got his talent from, right?? Great room - really GREAT!
Colleen

Diane said...

Dawn, I don't think Brad needs to worry about his future in the design industry! This is beautiful!

Diane

Myrna said...

OHMYGOSH! That's your GARAGE?! Your son did an AMAZING job--that should be featured on HGTV!!
Great job!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

WOW! Unbelievable it is your garage! He did a FABULOUS job!!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

What a good job. That garage looks like it stepped out of a design magazine. This family is blessed with talent.
Smiles,
Pat

cindy said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE the colors, right up my alley! Wow. I bet he will do amazing things in school. Looks like he is already on his way.

c

Lady Dorothy said...

I'm speechless! Fantastic! I can see why you are drooling over it!

Donna said...

How astoundingly beautiful! WOW, WOW, WOW!

Bambi said...

Dawn~This is just amazing. What a wonderful job. Can I go ahead a book an appointment with Brad as his first client?!!

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

AMAZING...hmmmmmmmmmm....a smart gal is gonna swoop him up for sure! Very impressive indeed. XO Judy

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh Dawn ~~ that is sooo amazing !! He is very very talented !!
I can't imagine a garage looking that awesome !
xoxo,
Lori

Sweet Repose said...

Maybe he should be the next 'Design Star' on HGTV...there is a bright future in that room...wonder where he gets it Missy...ha!

sharon

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

you have GOT to be kidding me! He needs to be on HGTV for sure! What a transformation!

Anonymous said...

I used to live in a garage at the beach in L.A. - but wow, I was not nearly as talented as your son. I'm not really convinced that he even needs to go to school. Seriously.

And, for your sake, I hope you get to inherit the space really soon!

Kathy

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a wonderful job he did! I can see why he'd be a natural studying design. Guess it's in the genes.

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