Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results


The past couple of days my friend, Diane and I have been working in her workshop.

She is far more ‘handy’ than I…in fact, she would rather rebuild a motor than attend a tea and glitter party.

It’s an interesting combination when we team together her knowledge of power tools and building and my knowledge of quilting and the tools necessary for that.  Really, it’s not all that different {I’m not so sure she sees or appreciates the similarities}.  😉

We actually have a bigger picture involved here.  Remember a couple of months ago when we were collecting barn board?  We’ve been ‘dreaming’ up the idea of having a weekend retreat {Bσhσ Style} where each gal attending will build an outhouse~sized chicken coop {4×4}.  These will be embellished with painted beaded board, vintage wallpaper, possibly even a chandelier…as well as a vintage window and door.  The final touches would be up to each individual.

The finished project could be anything: chicken coop, playhouse, storage shed, outhouse….

We’re still working on the logistics to this ‘idea’…so stay tuned for more information to come…

…with our mornings starting out in the single digits, a HOT fire is a key ingredient to these work days…

February 22, 2011 - Posted by | Chic Rustique, wood creation


  1. An Art Deco Chicken Coop? It just doesn’t get any better!!

    Comment by Dreamz Happen Quiltz | February 22, 2011 | Reply

  2. Elaine, that sounds fabulous, I would love to do that!!!:)

    Comment by Ellen | February 22, 2011 | Reply

    • You’re so cute, Ellen – you love to encourage me in everything! You know the thing that we are the most worried about when it comes to making this ‘idea’ a reality is knowing that they can be somewhat easily transported HOME….we would like to offer delivery if we can but we wouldn’t offer to take yours for you….Washington to Oklahoma is just too FAR!!! 😉

      Comment by Elaine | February 22, 2011 | Reply

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