Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Whatcha Working On: Wednesday


(Did you make this for me?)

Well, I guess posting anytime on Wednesday still counts, right? Better late, than never, I guess.
There have been lots of appointments this week, but when I wasn't taxing kids around, here is what I was working on:




Drawing and sketching ideas for Faux Linen Grainsack paintings...an owl, dragonfly and bee. The owl will hopefully be done in time for my update on TDIPT this Sept. 1st.



A Fall Wall Doll is almost ready to go on Etsy....she still needs her hands sculpted.

But Headless (Sleepy Hollow Silhouette) is now finished and in my Etsy shop:






(building the cabinet)

Since there wasn't much to report for the weekly progress, I thought I'd show you what my husband made for my birthday a few weeks ago. (August is a busy month for our family and extended family....Lots of birthdays and anniversaries!).


(Ready to paint)

(Painted black first....as an undercoat. We paint all of our "new" furniture pieces this way. We like the instant "age" the dark undercoat gives the new wood.)

He is such a handy guy with the tools. He has built most of our furniture in our "Colonial Cottage". We down-sized when we moved into our home a few years ago and when we bought our current home we had to get creative with our furniture and storage. Jeff has been busy building pieces to fit nooks and crannies ever since!


(The topcoat....a creamy white)

This particular cabinet was needed for my sewing stuff that was taking over a hall closet...the one that also has my paints, etc. ie my "craft closet". The sewing stuff just needed its own place!



(An inside peek at the new sewing cabinet....I'll do my best to keep it neat!)


(The new cabinet in its new place in our bedroom)

Love my new cabinet! and I think he may be done with building anymore furniture for awhile, at least. That was the last piece I had on my "request" list.....but, I'll probably be thinking of some other new furniture piece I need...soon! :)


4 comments:

Caitlin said...

What a beautiful cabinet!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow, talent is all over that family of yours!! Well, since your done with having dear Jeff build stuff for you, wanna send him my way?? I'll take very good care of him!!! ;o) Seriously....LOVE your new cabinet!! You lucky, lucky, thing you! And I'm liking the things you're working on!!! Can't wait!! Have a great rest of the week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Julia said...

Oh if only my brother lived next door! But then, he probably is glad he isn't, cause I could keep him busy!

Love the cabinet!

Dame Judi said...

The perfect cupboard! Truly handsome as all we chickens will declare:)