A Front Porch Re-do For A Tiny Home
By: Mary Lee Caldwell
This newly designed front porch tells a story of what you will find on the inside of this tiny lake home. When walking up to this home, the front porch immediately catches your eye. You see pops of color, natural beauty, and vintage farmhouse sense of style, and this is just a taste of what you will find when you open the front door. Here are a few tips for your own front porch transformation: Pick a porch focal point: As you can see from the before and after photos, the centerpiece of this transformation is adding a new front door from Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors available locally at Millworks Specialties in Heflin. Changing out the bland existing door for a new upgrade with a pop of color provides a focal point for the porch that is welcoming and full of cheer.
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Big Style in Small Spaces with a Tiny Home Makeover
by Leisel Caldwell
Lake homes come in all sizes and price ranges, large custom-built homes, cabins, tiny homes, park model homes, RVs and campers. Our lake home is a park model home, we have owned for 13 years. We fell in love with our tiny home before tiny homes were cool! It has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen, small living area and a large screened in porch.
After 13 years it was time for a tiny home makeover. The plan was to create a tranquil space, and multi-functional areas for entertaining and sleeping. This was a DIY project with my husband taking on the first step of converting the porch to a sunroom. The work included new windows being installed as well as beadboard and sheetrock walls, wood ceiling, and adding a heating and air unit. It was my turn next in picking out colors and painting. I picked out a neutral color pallet of burlap, tan and off whites and used painting techniques to create a unique look.
The focus then changed to furniture, space planning and sleeping areas. We needed to be frugal and use much of what we already owned. In our stash was an old futon frame and mattress.
The finishing touches to this part of our makeover are the art pieces for our newly renovated space. Jessica Bailey of Reclaimed Grace Art is a local artist with a lot of talent. She has a great flair for farmhouse chic, which is the look I was after for our tiny lake home. I called Jessica and ask her to look at our space. After our meeting, I commissioned her to do 4 pieces. She had them ready in approximately 4 weeks. Let me just say, she hit it out of the park matching my color pallet of drop cloth, burlap, brown and the beautiful blues. I could not be more pleased.
We have a way to go before we are finished with our tiny lake home makeover; the kitchen, the bathroom and bedroom. Stay tuned, same place, same magazine but not sure what issue!
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Lake Wedowee Life May 2018
I am so glad that its lake season! The longer days and the warm weather just puts a smile on my face! Granted, I have been listening and reading some amazing personal development material that has kind of helped that smile, too. But, seriously don’t you just love life! It’s so much more fun when you embrace it! It reminds me of that “Friends” episode where Phoebe and Rachel go running… I spent too much of my past running like Rachel consistent… do the job… don’t stand out... blend in... repeat… Where now I have been running more like Phoebe and saying Yes like Mary Lee. (check out the Power of Yes in this issue). It is so much more fun to be care free… I mean, yes I still have bills to pay and all that jazz… But I am experiencing more freedom since getting my mind right and appreciating what I have. I know I am beyond blessed compared to a lot of people and some would look at me and say I am selfish for wanting more. But, the more that I want isn’t necessarily materialistic things. I want more laughter. I want more time with family and friends. I want more freedom to explore my true potential. I encourage everyone that reads this issue of Lake Wedowee Life to figure out what you want more of this summer! We are almost to the halfway mark of 2018! You still have time for More! Go Make It HAPPEN!
Enjoy Life! Kelly
About The Cover
VINTAGE LAKE WEDOWEE: Former staffer Amanda Causey Baity captured this fun little moment back in 2012 when working our first Model Search Photo shoot. Amanda moved to Virginia in 2014, but we have an update on what she has been up to on page 36.
In this issue
News and Events
- LWPOA Kid’s Fishing Derby - p 15
- Worship on Water Celebrates 10 years - p 18
- Big Changes in Store for 2018 Rodeo - p 22
- 15 Years Later Summer Still Sizzles - p 25
- Clay County announces Yellow-Meated Watermelon Festival - p 27
- French Toasted Blackberry Grilled Cheese - p 10
- Overnight Sausage Casserole - p 11
- Easy Iced Coffee - p 12
- Hawaiian Hotdogs - p 30
- Strawberries 3 Ways for my Sweet Mother-in-Law - p 45
Southern All the Way
- Letter from the Editor - p 6
- Charley’s Treasures” Whiskered Whale of Wedowee - p 33
- Vintage Lake Wedowee Life - p 36
- Living on Faith: Am I Liked? - p 38
- Intentional Kindness: The Power of Saying Yes - p 52
- Readers Photos - p 57
- Where in the World is Lake Wedowee Life? - p 60
Read online the April Issue of Lake Wedowee Life magazine featuring Women & Weddings.
In this issue...
- Survivor Finds Strength & Courage from Faith and Family
- Old Fashion Made Easy Coconut Cake
- Simple Ways to Welcome Spring to Your Home
- A Southern Belle's Guide to Wedding Planning
- A Look Back with Vintage Lake Wedowee Life
- and so much more!
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