Friday, June 25, 2010

someone please pick me up off the floor...




I've been painting all day...

I'm hot. I'm sweaty. And as I type this I have little speckles of white paint all over my hands and arms.

A day in the life, as they say.

I have to make dinner...then go back to paint a few more brushstrokes...but that, my friends,  is going to have to wait.

Because I just stumbled on this...

I am glued to my monitor and about fell out of my chair.

Seriously.

It is that good.



This amazing woman took a 9ft x 14 ft shack that started like this...



And with hard work, salvaged materials, thrift store finds and only $3,000...yes I said only three-thousand-dollars, she created a magnificent retreat in the mountains of New York.

And the best part??

She did it all.by.herself. 


Ok, no more words. The photos will speak for themselves.




















(Photos by Trevor Tondro for The New York Times)


Wasn't that fantastic???

If you want to read the story behind Ms. Foster and her little cottage, click here.

And what I am loving the most...she has a blog! Check it out...My Shabby Streamside Studio

Happy Weekend, my friends.

46 comments:

  1. I just saw the same story on Yahoo. I totally concur! And how cute is she in her pink wellies.

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  2. i do want to read the whole story! off to click the link. have a hunch it's a fifi-story!

    xo
    elyse

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  3. I just saw the same thing & posted about it as well! I laughed when I noticed you had posted at the same time I did. Too funny.

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  4. OMGosh!! I just finish reading the same story. Absolutley to die for!! I want one of my very own!
    ♥ Toni

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  5. I love it! My husband actually sent me the photo of the love seat area with those books... I want one :)

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  6. Isnt it to D.I.E. for? !!
    I read the article too! I think everyone needs a "refuge" like that!
    Wow. Ms Foster had got it goin on....
    Pink Wellies - check
    Size 0 - check
    Dream refuge since age of 15 - check!!!!

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  7. gracious...can't wait to head over NOW and read her story. thanks!

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  8. When I saw this I was in love too!! I mean, srsly, this is beautiful!

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  9. What an amazing little getaway! I absolutely loved this post - thanks for sharing!

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  10. O. M. G.
    I love you for sharing!
    xx

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  11. What she has done is remarkable and really very, very beautiful but...it is a very sad story! I hope that with the publication of these photos there comes a chance for her to work from home and develop a family life.

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  12. I read it, too... the little cottage/camp is a dream and i love how she totally did it herself on the cheap!
    ...but i think i would have tackled the trailer first.

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  13. Sandy has a blog myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot. with a lot more pics. Did they not mention that in the article? She's had it awhile. Check it out! Jacqueline

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  14. I read the story earlier today but I first read about her and fell in love with her studio when Cindy at My Romantic Home did a post about it a few months ago. Sandy is just too cute with her pink wellies! For many more pictures, visit her blog. I would so love to have a wonderful little studio like that!

    ~ Tracy

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  15. OH MY STARS....I am SO SAVING this post to look at over & over & OVER again....What a COOL CHICK & what an AWESOME transformation....I'm off to find out more....!

    Cheers from Australia,
    Tamarah :o)

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  16. I know it's terrible to pine for things or a shack i don't have but i want I do!!! Oh my heart It's amazing... i guess i need to pick myself up off the floor now too wow wow wow
    xo,
    LuLu

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  17. AAAAAHHHH! LOVING this little getaway!! Does she rent it out???? Would that not be a wonderful place to go for an anniversary getaway?
    Love it soooo much.
    I'm still trying to figure out how you get up to the bed loft, but that is the stuff out of fairytales!

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  18. I saw this!! It's amazing and so very romantic :)

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  19. bloody hell - that is something! how does she get up to the bed? Hope you got up off the floor and found a cocktail after your hard day.

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  20. WOW! Thank you so so so much for posting this. I still can't believe it. I am going to read the story too.

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  21. I am off to read the story, this is amazing! I want one in my backyard!

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  22. i read the article also and see it all over blogland.
    pretty amazing .....
    xo

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  23. It is amazing...I cannot even believe how beautiful that is!!!!

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  24. A friend just sent me a link to this & I was loving it! I can't believe it all went over a creek! So guess what I want! Yeah a little cottage down our hill by our creek! Perfection!

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  25. Still trying to find my jaw!! Thank you for the tip!

    Helle;))

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  26. Wow, this looks awsome!!!!Hughs ANja

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  27. That is SO COOL - thanks for sharing!

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  28. Wow! Is all I can say a loss for words.Thanks for sharing~Cheers Kim

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  29. I've been flying below the fifi radar ... but I'm back

    stop over for a chat

    p.s. fifi who just styled and "shot" my home for her book styled this cottage!!!

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  30. This is what Dreams are made of ,how some one can transform that little
    cottage into a Heavenly bungalow is inspiring to me.

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  31. LOVE this post and your blog! I just added a link to it on my blog www.dearlillieblog.blogspot.com

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  32. Just gorgeous...that loft in the bed looks so dreamy...I could get lost for hours in there.

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  33. Aren't you sweet to feature my little studio! Thanks, Mary!

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  34. OMG! I love love love that!!!! It's like heaven! and all that for $3000?? Amazed :)

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  35. That is so gorgeous! Simply stunning and the most incredible thing is that she did it all herself.

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  36. Wow...love that! What a true fantasy of mine...so glad to see she has a blog...I will be checking it out straight away...enjoy my time on your blog as well...

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  37. totally gorgeous, maybe I can turn the kids cubby into something like that ;0)
    alicia

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  38. Mary, Be still my heart!!!
    OH! I can't find the words to say how much I love this!
    Kristin

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  39. Shoot dang I am wanting that little house! I would like a great book, a pot of coffee and an afternoon in that loft!! L.O.V.E. it!!

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  40. What an adorable little getaway! I loved this post, is so inspiring- thanks for sharing!
    Cata

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  41. Fabulous, thanks for sharing this inspiration with us all, looks like more than a few of us crave this kind of creative space.

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  42. That little house is *adorable*!!! I love it! And it's just my colors, too :D

    Jessica

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  43. Wow, look so good... I just want to get that for myself and my families. Hope for more new style. rs gold , runescape gold

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