Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Cabinet for Christmas

Jason has been working on something for the past few weekends. Before you get too excited, it's not for me or for our home. (Sigh!) Although, I would love to have it in my home, the cabinet was made for a a friend. It will be used as a pantry. They live in an older home, with lots of character, but low on cabinet space in the kitchen. They are expecting their third child, a baby girl. They already have two boys...ages eight and nine. They are all excited, and are arranging and making preparations and room for her arrival.

Jason custom built the pantry to fit their kitchen. He also took into consideration Beth's heighth when opening the doors as to the placement of the handles and how to place the shelves. He had me measure cereal boxes to make sure he made one of the shelves tall enough to accomodate them.

He finished the cabinet this weekend and we delivered it last night. I was so excited to see the cabinet in their home and they were excited to have the extra storage room and I believe they really loved it (both Beth and Randall), and Jason was just pleased that everyone was happy.

I sure wish that I had thought to take my camera and get a picture of it in their home because it looked great against the color of their walls!

I'm so glad he finished it by Christmas for them, and most importantly in well enough time before the arrival of their little Bella in January.

Now Jason has two more things to build in time for Christmas...one for my mom and one for Joy. I probably won't get to show you those until after Christmas, but I'll take pictures and show you then.

Well I hope everyone is warm and safe during the ice and snow that I'm hearing alot of you all are having. We are actually under a winter advisory tonight here in the south with freezing rain and ice expected....I hope it's not ice....snow would be lovely, but I don't welcome the ice as we ALWAYS lose electricity. I'm actually holding my breath trying to get this scheduled to post, as our satellite internet service is going on and off this evening with the weather.

In spite of the weather, I hope you all have a wonderful week and a great time during this Christmas season filled with fun, relaxation, and memories with your family! :)


AnnaSam said...

He did an awesome job!!! That is beautiful. Oh I wish you could have gotten a pic of it in their home. Can't wait to see the other projects. He is so talented.I don't think we will be getting the storm. I wish we would get a little snow. But that is HIGHLY unlikely! have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

What a talented husband you have cause that is gorgeous.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What an amazing cabinet...your dh is so talented!

Stay safe during your weather advisory!

Janene said...

Tammy~That is the most beautiful cabinet I have ever seen...EVER!
He is so talented!
Does he make thing like that for you too? If so, you are a very lucky girl!
Can't wait to see the others!

Katy said...

oh my goodness!!! That is gorgeous! The recipients of that cabinet are some very lucky people!!! It is beautiful! Your husband is soooo talented!!! :)

Kath said...

Jason does such wonderful work....it's beautiful!
did you "finish" it or did he? Love the color-

have a great day!


Dawn said...

Tammy, what an awsome talent your husband has. That is a priceless cabniet! Wow, Great job Jason!!! Dawn

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Oh my word, that is just awesome!!
Jason outdid himself with that piece!

The Whites said...

That is just beautiful! I know you were proud to deliver such a nice piece of furniture!


Sara said...

That is gorgeous!!!! Please tell your Jason to talk to my Jason!!! Haha. I wish my hubby made stuff like that for me!!! =] Happy Holidays!!!!

wrcdgc said...

Tammy it's gorgeous. Jason did a wonderful job. I absolutely love the color. He is so talented. Jason must be one of Santa's elves this year with all of his projects.

I hope you dodge the storm and keep your electrcity.


Colleen said...

Wow! Jason did a beautiful job, Tammy! That cabinet is absolutely gorgeous! A real heirloom-quality piece.

Stay safe, my friend! We're expecting snow here in Maine both Wed. and Fri. Anything but ice!!!

I hope your week's off to a wonderful start, too...

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I think I need to borrow your talented hubby for a few days! :D I know you must be so proud of him! What an awesome cabinet! Anyone would have to be nuts not to love them!
Take care in the storm. I guess we will only have this yucky wamr rainy stuff. At least for awhile. I want snow for Christmas!

Sandy said...

What a awesome cabinet!!!
It looks wonderful...to bad it's not for you ;) It is so great to have a handy husband who can build just about anything.

I hope you don't get all the bad weather that they are calling for. Sadly it is causing so much damage all around. We were very lucky last night...we were suppose to get freezing rain but instead only rain fell which melted alot of the snow but now every where you look it is nothing but ice...mini ice rinks. Quite dangerous to go out and walk. And now they are calling for a snow storm tomorrow. This is what I hate most about WINTER! I just hope that it wont be a bad one this year but it sure isn't starting out very good.

Merry Christmas to you and your family...hopefully everyone will be able to go home and be safe for the days to come.


Amy C. said...

Tammy that cabinet is wonderful. Wouldn't I like to have been the friend that received that. Jason is a very talented carpenter. Great choice of color and I bet you picked it out.

Linda said...

If you lived closer, I'd have to commission one of those - it is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Still no power for hundreds of thousands around here including my parents and snow, rain and ice are coming tonight. It's very discouraging for so many. My parents are just so distraught. I am so glad I can take them in but they want to be home.

I hope you still have power and have no trouble after your storm.

hugs, Linda

lindanuts said...

My, my,my! He is truely talented! If only you were close enough that he could come over and measure my spaces where I want shelving and cabinets. I, too, would be so proud to have Jason's craftmanship in my home.
Hoping and praying that you didn't lose electricity. This is a nasty storm and the weather man says round 2 is due Thursday! Yikes!

Daffodil Hill said...

How could anyone NOT love that cabinet! Tell Jason he can make one for Daffodil Hill just any ole time. : ) It's beautiful!

basketsnprims said...

Tammy, that cabinet is just beautiful. Your husband has certainly been blessed with awesome talent.


Anonymous said...

Jason always does such beautiful work. Love the cabinet and I'm sure your friends do too. Jax

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

What a gorgeous cabinet!! I love the color. How lucky you are to have a husband that talented. It's wonderful that he even though to make sure cereal boxes would fit inside - that's the best!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Tammy; Wow he did a awesome job on the cabinet. What a gifted man, blessed with such talent. I just love it. How great of him to make it for them. We are getting the snow and some freezing rain later. It is going to snow all night. Love the snow but do not love the ice.

Stay warm and safe.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just so beautiful Tammy...what a great husband you have...I'll have to show Stush this one.lol

I hope the storm wasn't to bad for your family, keep safe and warm.

Shelley said...

It's beautiful! How talented your hubby is...


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

he does awesome work..this will looks so neat in their older home..great job!!!!:)

Back in the Day said...

That hubby of yours is very talented! That is a beautiful pantry! I hope to have one like that in our home one day!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

God sure has blessed Jason with a gift, hasn't he? It's so lovely.