If there is one question I received the most since last years Farm Chicks show it is "where did you come up with the car couch idea?". So I thought I would share with you the adventure behind getting it.
I live on my family farm that includes a "car cemetery" here and there through the back 40. My great uncles would dispose of an old car by dragging it out in the woods and parking it. There are a few VERY old cars still back there. Growing up this was especially fun for my sisters and I. We would investigate them, find treasures in them, pretend to drive them and so on. For me though I always stretched my scope of imagination and would try to figure out how to turn anything into a fort or habitat. Hang curtains, tear out a seat to fit a small table, find a place to make a cooking area...virtually turn it into a playhouse.
As years have gone by my walks in the woods have been a bit more nature driven, I am seeking the trees and the scenery. I pass the old cars with only a nod to that young girl of yesterday and smile thinking of the antics she was up to.
But, on a May day last year I revisited that imaginary abandon I felt as a kid when I came upon this beauty while hunting morel mushrooms.
I decided to crawl in...just for a second. and just sit. As I did a wave of excitement came over me. I envisioned the wallpaper on the ceiling, the cushions on the seat and the lights across the roof. I saw myself with a glass of wine and a book sitting in this next to the garden. I giggled at myself and the absurdity of the whole thing, dusted off my pants and got up.
I went to leave and just couldn't do it. I walked around and around the old 1936 (thank you Pancho!)Chevy until I smiled with the thought of "why not?".
So, I went and got the guys, Kyle my cousin was visiting and loves a good adventure!
|Everyone likes to stretch their scope of imagination in their own way!|
So we went to work.
|Stacia and I enjoy an August evening by the garden...please pay no attention to the collection of beer bottles. :)|