Still Life with Workshop
Someone wants a new workshop and I just can’t see why. It looks perfectly fine to me. Just look how gracefully the roof line curves downward. (If I may point out, that’s not camera distortion, that’s for real) And look at that fine mid-century garage door. This is a treasure trove of history! “Why in the world would you cover that up!!” (I’m sort of loosely quoting one of our favorite HGTV show hosts there. I wonder if anyone recognizes who that might be??!)
Seriously though, there is so much texture, vignettes and personality in that space, I would be sad to see it go. Time and again I get pulled in there and just stare at the odd placement of tools, the random still lifes, and the beautiful texture of weathered wood:
…along with some time worn metal:
and odd bits and tools:
Sure, it needs a little sprucing up, maybe a shiny, new tool here and there, but otherwise, perfectly fine. And if the wind chill factor gets too bad for you, tack up another duvet cover over the windows. It’s working for our front door, it can work here too! Ha ha…oh my gosh…this isn’t Chicago living anymore, and I love it! Some day Pete, you’ll get your updated workshop. But leave a little texture in there for me!