Rabbit Run Cottage–the story

5 years ago we “dropped” our little garden shed

into a weed patch of our new property.

I had little time to ponder the placement of the beloved shed–I was just grateful it had made the journey.

I knew it was the beginning of my garden.

A garden I had dreamed of nearly my entire adult life.

So let’s take a little peak back in time–and see how Rabbit Run Cottage was created.

We could have won an ugly shed contest with this beauty!
We could have won an ugly shed contest with this beauty!
Cut off the roof-check!
Cut off the roof-check!
It needed a dormer, so Lucy can have sleep overs and read books.
It needed a dormer, so Lucy can have sleep overs and read books.
Lucy helping Dad.
Lucy helping Dad.
Roof is all buttoned up--now to make it "charming".
Roof is all buttoned up–now to make it “charming”.
A door for me!
A door for me!
Nearly completed
Nearly completed
Our completed playhouse/garden shed.Tea Parties Daily
Our completed playhouse/garden shed.
Tea Parties Daily
Rabbit Run Cottage has grown up along with Lucy.Her colors are more muted for the garden, and the play kitchen was retired.  A pile of pillows, quilts and books are in the loft.  She is very gracious in sharing her little house with me.
Rabbit Run Cottage has grown up along with Lucy.
Its colors are more muted for the garden, and the play kitchen was retired. A pile of pillows, quilts and books are in the loft. Lucy is very gracious in sharing her little house with me.
Rabbit Run Cottage house a family of rabbits each Spring--underneath the shed!
Every Spring a new family of rabbits is born under Rabbit Run Cottage.

Thought I’d repost this from last year….

It’s a good time to start planning those Spring projects!

Hope this gives you a little inspiration.

25 thoughts on “Rabbit Run Cottage–the story

  1. Yes I would have voted for you in the ugly shed contest, but you definitely won the beautiful getaway in the end! It’s amazing, how talented your husband is to have seen beyond the beginning to create such a charming place.

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE This Sweet Story!!! So Blessed to be able to call Rabbit Run’s Creative,Talented, and Inspiring Owner, Friend!!! So great to see the “before” photos, I had forgotten what it once was! You two make a great team! Let’s get together soon!

  3. What a fun post, and right up my alley. I love gardening, sheds, rabbits, children, DIY husbands and as and organizer, before and afters. You’ve done amazing things with that shed and the garden. That you would invited passersby in for a closer look says a lot about you too. So glad you find your blog.

  4. The shed turned cottage is fantastic but your REALLY cooperative, loving family is the REAL story here.
    What could be more idyllic than sharing beautiful surroundings as a family?
    Thank you for this lovely post!
    ☺

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