Welcome back! This week I'm posting some pictures of our beloved 1927 garage that we had to tear down in order to make room for a new garage. If you have read any of my posts in the past, you will know that I am saddened by character homes that get torn down. Here I am tearing down an adorable little "shed" as we called it that we have kept gardening tools, our lawn mower, paint etc. Also, if you have read my past posts you will know it is where I kept all of my salvaged goods that eventually my hubby kicked out... (due to lack of space) So for about 8 years we have had this little structure in our yard serving it's purpose and even looked pretty darn good with a new coat of paint but you can't hide some serious issues with keeping a garage like ours ..... it was rat infested, the roof was "growing" it was caving into itself and the door would no longer close ..... but most of all, we couldn't park our car in it as it just wasn't sufficient or safe.
There were several steps we've had to take before getting to where we are now and still more to come but in the meantime, here are a few pictures of the steps we've had to take in order to make room for a new garage.
First we had to tear down the old (we kept the window)
Sadly take down a tree that was breaking through the existing concrete pad and would impede on the new garge..(we are planting a magnolia to replace it) And then ...... the construction starts
As the builders were digging, they found a whole bunch of broken glass, from bottles and vases. I find this fascinating and wonder why people always find broken glass buried in their yards. My house was built in 1927 so this is probably more common in older homes. I looked in to it and only found that back in the day, people simply threw out their garbage in a certain spot in the yard. Hence why there is only glass found in one part of the yard. I'm not sure on how accurate that information is but I would love it if anyone else knows why there are glass objects buried deep below the ground sometimes.
Here are some of the glass objects I found: Does anyone know the age of this nail polish by looking at the bottle???
Lastly, here are some pictures of the inspiration we found while vacationing at Seabrook, Washington. These are very similar to what we are building.
Have a great week and I will post some more pictures soon !!!