Crafting and creating a happy, balanced, and beautiful life

From roadside finds to handmade Trumeau mirrors, we’re all about creating beautiful things. Do you love to diy your own home decor! Are you ready to create your own style based on what you love? We’re here to share our experience in turning cast-off items and fixer-upper spaces into functional pieces and great places! Are you looking to sell your creations too? Well you’ve come to the right place.

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Welcome to the Studio

We are Wayne and Peggy. A finish carpenter married to a seamstress/florist/furniture painter! Together we created Gardenhouse Studio. Up-cycled, Recycled and handmade has been a way of life for us. We live in a tiny Vermont village off the beaten path of most commercial enterprises. Want to know more about what goes on at the studio? Check out our ABOUT PAGE

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Latest Creations with IOD

My Must Have Craft Supplies for Smalls

Good Quality Scissors
Paint Brushes Multi Medium
Good Glue
Cutting and Creating Mat
Desperado transfer

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Ever wonder what to look for when buying used furniture? Is that piece by the curb worth all the work you will put into it? We’ve put together a guide highlighting 5 important things to look for when buying used furniture. Just add your email and the guide is on its way.