Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Projects, Projects, Projects

Yeah!!!!!! I finally made my first piece of furniture, from start to finish, using the fabulous plans of Ana White. If you haven't seen Ana's fabulous site Knock Off Wood, be prepared to swoon. There are so many projects I want to make on her site, but I decided it's best to start simple.
I love the simple, rustic yet modern, look of the piece. I emphasised the found wood look of the piece by adding pieces of an old fruit crate to it! Supplies cost around $20.
Wanna try?

Taking on projects with Jack around always makes things exciting. No, I didn't leave open paint unattended. Somehow he got the lid off.

Nothing a little paint couldn't fix. Anyway, this was my belated Valentine's gift to my hubby. He does a lot of work from home and I thought a more organized workspace, with built in shelves would be helpful. They still need be "styled", or, I've also considered putting a floor to ceiling curtain in? Any thoughts?


amanda said...

LOVE the table! great work, sister!

as for the shelves... hmmm... I know its kind of a visible spot, so I see why you would want the cutain, but that also seems like it would be a hassle - so maybe just get a curtain and hang it so you can keep it open easily most of the time and then shut it when you want to "fancy up" the space. There really isn't a good way to make working-office-shelves look pretty and still be functional. that is my twenty-two cents anyway...

Liz said...

Wow, swooning over that table!