Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Congrats & Carpentry

First, I want to congratulate my brother Chip and his lovely lady Tara on their engagement! I've never seen my brother more in love, and I've never met a woman more fit for my brother than Tara!

Don't they make a beautiful family?

As most of you know, my husband has a skill for carpentry. He's been wanting to build me a cabinet to set our enormous microwave on, as the thing it was sitting on was too small (and unstable) for such an appliance, and he simply didn't like the look of it. Probably didn't help that the paint job of the little shelving unit was slapped on and didn't match. I don't have a before picture (although I wish I did), but here is the little dealy that was there, after I painted it and gave it a new home on the stair landing.

And here is the cabinet my husband made me. It's shelves can hold my prized kitchen aid mixer (a "gift" I got for my husband one Christmas.. haha).

Another view.

Thank you hubby! You did a fantastic job!

Now we've come up with about a dozen other ideas for things that he "needs" to build. He wants to build a nice hutch for our flatscreen TV, and will turn the armoire that is currently housing the television into a craft station for me. (Oh how I need something like that to hold all my creative tools!) I'd also like him to build a short, long table for the kids to use for art projects, home school, and play time.

And, just throwing this out there.. but my husband also sells his work, so if you need someone to build you a custom bookcase or a built-in shelving or something you've conjured up in your head... let me know!


Arlene said...

Looks better than any piece of furniture I've seen in the overpriced furniture stores. It's plain to see the attention to detail.

I got my Kitchen-Aid mixer one Christmas too! I was overjoyed. It was just what I wanted and needed. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but you can't make a cake with one!

God bless.

Kristin-Homemaker@Heart said...

I love the green!

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Jess said...

Oh we NEED a book shelf! I have drug Bruce to every store withing 100 miles that sells book shelves, and nothing! Not a single thing I like. He says he didn't know buying a book shelf could be so complicated, but Mandy, I gotta have the perfect one and I will know when I see it...or now you have given me a great idea...build it! Hey, if/when we move to Austin, I'll have to give your hubby a call. *wink wink*