So the transformation of the Zadge’s 1896 garage into the Babe Cave/Chart House/Girlz Clubhouse was supposed to take a quick month. The relatively simple project started on June 17. That’s four freakin’ months ago, Nation! The Zadge’s total kitchen renovation was completed faster than that.
But here we are, October 22, 2012 and the Babe Cave is finally DONE!!! And the Zadge loves it! She hangs out there in the evenings, strumming Blue Lena, sipping her vodka tonics and watching the hounds shed yellow dog hair all over the rug and furniture.
Remember the before?
Drum roll please.
The old overhead garage door was replaced with vintage style carriage doors that open to the alley:
The Zadge opted to furnish the Babe Cave in a mid-century modern/rustic Western style:
She kept the original ladder built in 1896 up to the hay loft, using it to display some of her Western photographs:
Of course, she had to include a tribute to her very famous boyfriend:
And as the Zadge enjoys her new space, she fondly thinks of her dad, Charts, smiling down on her from the starry sky.