Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Look what my hubby can do!

Recently I was reading a blog where I came across THIS website. Ana finds furniture in pottery barn, etc. and the recreates them so any ordinary person can build them for a reasonable price and does not have to spend hundreds of dollars on nice furniture.  I immediately fell in love with all of this handmade furniture! This lady has truly been an inspiration for me and Adam. Adam has always loved working with tools and has always wanted to learn how to wood work. I knew we could do it! After searching through her plans, I picked out a few plans I liked and sent Adam to Lowes. After just  a few days this is what we have:
 A table to go in the kitchen for more storage( mainly my baking supplies) and to use as a buffet table when needed. We stained it this color to make it look rustic and old.

... and the shelf above

                                   A bench to go in the living room for storage and extra seating.

Isn't my hubby awesome! I actually helped him and got pretty good at using the nail gun and chop saw!
He also built a bookshelf to go in Lawson's room, but it still needs painted. It has cubbies on the bottom and then just a shelf on top! We are about to start working on a locker style cubby shelf mudroom thing to go in our entry way for storage to collect coats, mail, shoes, and junk. I'm thinking of painting this a bright bold color so it will POP! Let me know what you think of our new handmade furniture!

Hope everyone is having a great week!


  1. L.O.V.E. it...and a tad jealous! Absolutely beautiful!

  2. thanks! put your hubby to work... it's really easy!!

  3. Great job! I love the kitchen table! If you're in the mood to make another, let me know! ;)