I *Heart* My Architects

2:33 PM Katy 12 Comments

I finally got to sit down with the guys who are drawing my house, and what a difference that makes. I've spent most of my time since they sent me the concepts flipping out over money.

But I had SUCH AN AWESOME TIME! I totally wasted like 4 hours of their Saturday, we talked about anything and everything (unrelated to the house plans) and I showed them pictures of what I'm trying to do. The vintage sink, the retro refrigerator, the surfboard shower, HVAC vs. mini-split, everything. Since the cottage has to be extremely tall and skinny, we were calling it the "Rocket", and I came up with this paint scheme:

muhahahahaa! I don't know if they took me seriously on that part, we'll see.

Do you worry sometimes that you're not worthy of other people's time? I do. I'm a DIYer trying to build a tiny cottage with my tax returns. Normally it feels like an adventure, but sometimes it makes me feel silly. That hit me when I went to the architect's website and looked at his available house plans. Whoa.

I said: "You design very nice mansions - thank you for taking the time to design my little rocket cottage"

he said "I design 'mansions' while I sleep. This might be my only chance to design a rocket pad cottage. I wouldn't miss it for the world."  {very diplomatic of him, ha}

So I feel a little better. Don't you?

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12 comments:

  1. After reading all these posts for months now, I want to buy a ticket to see it when it is all done and beautiful.

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  2. Carolyn, I'll post all the pictures so you'll have a front row seat. And then if you want to come and help me paint, we can hang out. :)

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  3. You are so worthy of everybodies time and don't forget that! I am getting so excited for you. It's a real challenge to design a functioning small home for three kids. I hope he is worthy of your dream!!!

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  4. Yeah, you are worthy! Don't assume that your project isn't as much fun for the guy helping design it as it is for you to make it. Sounds like a win-win and too bad we don't find more opportunities to engage in other people's fun-ness.

    I love to paint. But you probably know that. And I love the color scheme!

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  5. neat. i mean that- neat!! and yeah you are worthy. we need more rocket cottages, it's just that not everyone realizes that until after they meet you. :)

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  6. OMG you totally are not going to really paint it red white and blue... right? You know you will change it like 50 times (in one year) if you do ;) circa 2004 kitchen haha I sure miss you.

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  7. lol Charity, that kitchen was only like 2 different colors. It was the bedroom I repainted 4 times. :)

    I'm kind of in love with the red white and blue idea all of the sudden. we'll see if it wears off. But after I started looking at the pieces I've already painted for the cottage, I see a theme emerging that I hadn't planned on:

    the iron bed:
    http://momandherdrill.blogspot.com/2012/06/car-paint-antique-bed-reveal.html
    the mirrors:
    http://momandherdrill.blogspot.com/2012/05/more-crap-from-shack.html
    the coffee table:
    http://momandherdrill.blogspot.com/2012/02/scary-coffee-table.html

    do you see it???

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  8. Oh girl! How exciting! So glad you worked out some of the details and I do hope they understand the concept of small and wonderful!
    dee dee

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  9. Love that rocket popsicle and what a cute idea. I think that color scheme totally fits a little beach cabin. I really like your architect's response to you, also. I'm sure you understand the appeal of a challenge and something different instead of same old, same old. (I'm glad you seem to have a fitting designer since I remember you were having trouble with some rather old-fashioned contractors.)

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  10. As I wrap up the design for your beach cottage I just want to say; Thank You Katy for the confidence you gave me to provide you with my service. I hope this cottage will bring you and your family years of blessings and memories. It has been an honor.

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  11. Katy - I just discovered your blog and I am in love with your house and the decor. Would you mind posting a list of all the colors you used? THANK YOU !

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