Friday, June 3, 2011

Finally, A Spot to Blog! - take two

OK let's try this one more time.
Again I am really sorry about all this and I wonder if it was just something with that posts feed so I am reposting it again.
I am calling it day now and hopefully things will be normal again tomorrow!

Wednesday was a beautiful day!
The heat and humidity took a tumble and it was about 70 and sunny!
So, I was feeling rather inspired from a few projects that some wonderful gals had done and decided it was time to bite the bullet and try one of my own.

I am talking about a desk.

Anita from Going A Little Coastal made her sewing table from saw horse table plans at Ana White.
Love how she decorated the top, so inspiring.

Deborah, from With All my Heart....Deborah, and her hubby built this beautiful farmhouse style desk together.
So beautiful and I love the color that she chose.

So I grabbed all the scrap wood that we had.

Framed it all up and attached the top boards with fastener thingies that I had.

I attached a smaller board to raise the table up a bit but then later had to cut the legs down because it was too high.

So far so good and it is even level!! :)

I had left over paint from the family room, Simply White from BM, so I used that to cover it in all it's lushes whiteness.

Added some treasures that I found in our basement like this lantern.
I gave this a couple coats of white paint that I had left over.

Stole some driftwood from the bathroom and some starfish that I had along with a glass bottle topped with a shell (I saw this somewhere in blogland and for the life of me I can't remember where now, if you know, please let me know) and a picture of my mom at Glen Lake holding her cat when she was younger. :)

Now I have a place to blog and talk to you all of you!
I can look out my window at the birds and feel the warm breeze come through our slider.

The chair came from my grandpa. I am told that he made this one along with another one that my brother has.
I painted it white of course and shabbied it up a bit.

I love this chair and now I can use it, not that I couldn't before but there was just no where to put it.

I was also able to bust out the jig saw again and start the first piece for my son's new shark room!!

I drew a shark the best that I could and cut him out like I did the whale.
God bless scrap wood! :)

I would say that he is pretty happy with it.

The cost of these projects = NOTHING!!!!!
woo hoo!!!!

Oh, I also wanted to show you my other whale the I carved from a solid piece of wood with my hand tools......

Just kidding!!

I got him at TJ Maxx!!
I love him!
I wish I could carve that but I am pretty positive that that won't be happening!

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!
It is supposed to be nice and warm and sunny here so I am excited to get outside again!



Fabiana said...

Wow, the shark turned out great. My son would love that too. And, TJ Maxx, wow! Gotta love the Maxx!!


Brandi said...

My goodness Michelle, you have been busy!! I Love the table. you did such a great job!! You are so talented. said...

Are you sitting there at your new desk right now? That is amazing that you are so talented. You took that old scrap wood and made something beautiful. I'm inspired. Have a great weekend.

Shellbelle said...

I love it just as much on its second round as I did on the first time!

Just so you know, the original and this one are showing up for me. It's like the old commercial jingle: Double your pleasure, double your fun, that's the statement of the great mint in Doublemint gum! Of course, in this circumstance it's your cute desk that is such FUN!

Lori said...

I just love your new desk! I would love to have something like that. Maybe I need to look around for all the scrap wood we have around here!! Great job!

Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom

Low Tide High Style said...

Michelle I see you are at it again, creating beautiful things! I love your new desk, and the shark...too cute! And that chair made by your grandfather is so special and goes perfectly with your new desk! I'm loving that whale too, and I know that if you ever did decide to carve something you would be amazing at that too!

I never saw you first post, it didn't show up on my blog list...weird!

Kat :)

Martina said...

Michelle, wow, such a super table you've made! Girl, you're becoming my hero when it comes to crafting;) Hope your weekend is lovely! xx

Rayanne said...

Oh I love all the white stuff going on over at your place!!!! Your table is too cute, love it!!
I also just love how you write...makes me smile!
Hugs to you, have a great weekend.
Oh and your little boy, so cute!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

You almost got me there with that whale!! I bet you'd be able to do it! And I didn't know how easy it was to put a table together from scrap wood -really cool! It looks great. And I like both inspiration tables too.

Cozy Little House said...

Michelle, I love that table, everything about it! I want one!

the fishermans cottage said...

That table is great Michelle and I love the room too, have a great weekend x

beachcomber said...

well done with the desk and the shark..they look great!!
cheryl x

ANNE said...

Whoa! You made it all look easy, I am very impressed Michelle. The desk and shark are awesome!

Desire Empire said...

Oh Michelle you've nailed it with the desk.It looks lovely in white. Can you imagine blogging at a desk you made, sitting on a chair that your grandfather made. Now that's what I call synergy.
Have a great weekend
Best Carolyn

Desire Empire said...

PS Your little boy is adorable

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OOOOH! TU M'AS EU! ( You had me there!!!) BUT THE REST MY DEAR, you made a table????? MY GOODNESS YOU ARE AMAZING! I so love what you do with your ideas...YOU GO FOR IT AND MAKE IT YOURSELF! Yep, that is what Ruben and I do to. HOW FUN and how gorgeous your home looks! WE HAD 90 DEGREES with humidity today dearest!!!!! Come by if you can! Anita

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

There you go again - making the rest of us look bad with all your skills :) Love it! And the whale 'you carved' - amazing :)

Anonymous said...

The shark turned out so cute..I love the table ya made and the accesories..Especially that lantern..Have a great week-end..

Shorely Chic said...

amazing job on the desk!!

Ty said...

Great job on the table, Michelle! Very talented.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious MICHELLE! YES....the sun is shining amazingly here for us too and it is a PERFECT DAY! We spent all morning outside pruning and sprucing up and now Rabbit Hill is looking so beautiful. A shower, a nice little dress and a pair of walking sandals is making me feel like TAKING OFF and having a GREAT DAY WITH RUBEN! I hope you are out enjoying that LAKE OF YOURS!!!! BIG HUGS and thank you for visiting PROVENCE with me, Anita said...

You are so truly gifted, Michelle. That little desk with the chair looks like something out of Pottery Barn or Ballard is just fabulous.

The sun has been shining brightly the past two days so I've been in gardener mode (which I love!). David & I ate lunch "alfresco" this afternoon and we're off to the beach once it cools off a bit. Hope you are having a delightful time with your family.


Amy Kinser said...

Girl, once again you have impressed me big time. Love the table you made and the whale you are cutting out.

Restoration House said...

Great job on the table Michelle! It all looks so fresh and summery! And that shark turned out beautifully. Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

Heaven's Walk said...

Yup....there you go again...inspiring us all and amazing us all and impressing us all, sweetie pie! lol! You rock! Better save some of that energy for Allegan Flea Market.....wooot wooot!!!!

xoxo laurie

Marti McClure said...

I can't believe you made that fabulous desk out of scrap wood! Great job, it is a wonderful addition to your room.

tinajo said...

I love the shark - and so would my boys! Now; with your skills - can´t you carv out a shark in natural size..? I mean; that would be TOTALLY cool! :-D

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

you are amazing. i can't imagine being able to say about my work table/desk OH YEAH, JUST SOMETHING I THREW TOGETHER. wow. it looks excellent and such a perfect setting for relaxing, dreaming, scheming, and saving the world.

and i love the shark. i don't ever tire of beachy accessories! and your son will remember that shark for the rest of his it's no small thing.

loving your blog as usual.



Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh my gosh - I am SO impressed! I have got to learn to be more handy... The desk looks beautiful!

The DIY Show Off said...

The desk is gorgeous and the shark - so cute! I need some scrap wood! LOL! You had me with the whale. ;)

Hope you're having a great week, Michelle!

Take care.

Vicki said...

Michelle you are amazing with those power tools. The table looks great and I love the story about the chairs. The shark is perfect and you had me going with the whale. What a cute find from TJM said...

Your table turned out awesome. I miss reading you blog Michelle. I have been so backed up, and with summer, swimming, vacations, I'm busier than ever. I feel like I don't have time for anything anymore, :(

Your table is really pretty, and that chair is wonderful, but your view is incredible girl, so peaceful, I love it.

Oh and you SOOOO had me going on that whale, lol, FUNNY!!!

Hugs, Bella :)

Pamela said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! That table is darling and love the shark! You should start designing vacation retreats!

stephanie said...

this is so inspiring - not only the desk (very impressive!) but the whole room. love all the whites & neutrals.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOL - you HAD me on the carved whale! Just as I was thinking "Man, is there anything that girl can't do!" you fessed up. Whew, I feel much better now.


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