Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Watcha Workin' On Wednesday - "The Blue Cupboard"

I intended on sharing a couple of my Goodwill makeovers with you, but I have something even better to share that was basically the work of my hubby!

I came home last night and Jason had the final touches on my mom's little cupboard. He had brought it into our dining room and even had put the little prim bowl and basket on top (he's really trained well now isn't he)? She really loves the color blue and I have to say that I do love how it turned out. I know blue is making a come-back, but even if it wasn't, I would still just love this cabinet.



You know how photos don't exactly capture the exact tone...this picture seems to show it a little brighter than it really is. The color is called Antique Blue and it is distressed with antique glaze.



The knobs were done with just the antique glaze as well as the glaze rubbed over the chicken wire screen in the door.



My mom has problems with chemical smells such as the finish on this cabinet, so Jason brought it in here. He called my mom this evening for her to come over and take a look at it (and to see how much of a smell it was to her). I kept telling her that it smelled way too strong and probably never would have the smell gone for good......she'd just have to leave it over here, but she just doesn't believe me! :)



She loved it and I knew she would. It wasn't a surprise to her that he was making it, but she didn't know exactly how. We started with a picture that she sort of liked and made changes, then she left it to Jason and me to find the blue, distress, and just do what we wanted.



And here's the table bench he made her for Christmas. We hadn't painted it yet, until we knew for sure whether she wanted her cupboard stained or painted, so her table bench could be the same. (That's the way she wanted it).



Poor Jason doesn't realize just how long my wish list is growing for his workshop! Well I think he's just been briefed on it now! I'm so glad he's talented in this area, because otherwise I just wouldn't have all these prim goodies! I asked him to keep that hammer handy! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Thank you for the kind comments about our Geography Fair in yesterday's post!

To see what everyone else has been up to for Watcha Workin' on Wednesdays, click over to Leslie's blog!

Have a great day! :)

40 comments:

Shellmo said...

The cupboard is beautiful and I love that blue!! You are so blessed to have a talented hubby!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Oh, my goodness Tammy...I love it especially the blue!!! The table bench is awesome and so very neat in that blue:) I know I'm so grateful that Stush has the ability to build prim furniture too:)
Have a wonderful day!
Rondell

Janene said...

Tammy~I need to borrow your hubby for a month or two!
With Joe being at the fire dept. by day and now having to go to more than usual, fires at night, he just doesn't have the time or energy for creating awesome items like these!
So please have pity on me and share your good fortune with us less fortunate!

janie said...

Love that cupboard and table bench. The blue looks so nice. Your husband does great work. Janie

Susan said...

Fabulous!!! I love blue, my favorite color. I gave my oldest daughter a buffet recently and they had it repainted in an antique blue and it turned out beautiful.
Susan

Goat Creek Grandma said...

The cupboard is beautiful. He did another wonderful job! That wish list is just his curse for being so talented! :)

Debbie

Cathy said...

Oh that is just beautiful! you and Jason are both so talented!!! I can just imagine how much she loves both peices!

Linda said...

What a beautiful cabinet---can I borrow Jason? hee hee. The blue is really pretty too.
Blessings from Linda @ Kindlelight Blessings

Kath said...

It's gorgeous!
Beautiful craftmanship and wonderful finish on your piece!! Jason does fantasic work.
I love the added touch of the appliques too :)
Love the table top bench!

Have a great day, Tammy.
Hugs-Kath

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness, I just looove how it turned out. Love the table bench too. Y'all are sooo talented.

Susan said...

It's beautiful - I love it! And I love the bench, too. Hope you have a good day!

basketsnprims said...

Tammy,
I love the cupboard, I especially love the blue. I also love the little table bench. Jason is so talented. Have a wonderful day.
Pam

The Whites said...

It looks just great! That blue is such a pretty color. I don't have any blue in my house, but seeing everyone's blue makes me want something blue too!

I know your mom will enjoy it!

Mandy

In His service, Anne said...

Just a wonderful job...I would love a hubby who can do that....but I'm blessed by mine in other ways. Great color too!
Anne

Leslie said...

The cupboard is oh so beautiful! I love, love blue and that cabinet is just so cute! I want something like that but they always come so huge and I want something skinny! Someday :)

I, too, often think about how lucky I am that my hubby can do things for himself! He's saved us tons of money and has done such wonderful work. We get things exactly like we want them this way and it means so much more to me that my sweetie did it :)

Have a great day!

Leslie

Karen said...

I love the cupboard! It's beautiful!

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

That turned out lovely!! He did a great job on both pieces.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Oh My Gosh, Tammy, the cupboard is beautiful...the blue is really stunning!

Katy said...

I absolutely LOVE it!!! It is gorgeous!!! Your mama is a lucky gal!!! :)

wrcdgc said...

WOW! You get another wow from me again today. Your whole family is talented. :) I love blue and have always loved blue. I hope your Mom will show us a picture when she has it decorated. You know how much I love the table bench! Great job Jason!

We must be a weather day behind you. It's foggy here today. :)

Donna

~Judy~ said...

Tammy, your Mom must be over the moon with this. The blue color is a beautiful shade. Have a great rest of the day.

Judy

CozyCoops Corner said...

Love the cabinet and the table bench Tammy! How nice to have a husband that can build all those wonderful pieces! Have a great day today!
Janae

Kindra said...

Great cabinet! I love how the blue turned out! And the table bench is just as lovely. Your mom is one lucky gal!!

Wendy said...

Tammy it looks great, I can see why your mom loves it!!! Hubby did another wonderful job!!:0) I hope you have a wonderful day!~Wendy

Julie said...

Very, very nice--Tammy. I think I am jealous!! Hope you have a sun-shiney day. Julie

Black Sheep Lisa said...

I love the cupboard!! Dont you love the handy husbands, Mine is handy himself, but works so much, its hard to fit a project in. I know your mom cant wait to get the cupboard in place.

UPON A HILL said...

What a nice job that he did. Your mother -in-law is blessed.

Kimberly said...

VERY nice!
Have a fab day!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

WOW! What an awesome gift! Hey, I think I might be a long lost relative of your's! LOL!
I now your Mom is thrilled to recieve such wonderful gifts!
The table bench is awesome too! What a wonderful blessing to have a hubby that knows how to tunr old pieces of wood into something fantastic!

Colleen said...

Oh, Tammy -- it's GORGEOUS! And I love the blue too.

Jason is one talented craftsman! I hope your mom enjoys her one-of-a-kind creation...

Walking on Sunshine... said...

It is so beautiful! I just love the black touches you added! Your mom is going to love it.

Amber said...

You have an Award waiting for you at my blog!
Amber

country gal said...

I love the cabinet. I think it's perfect for her. It's a wonder she doesn't take it over now, so, that we don't get too used to it. lol!

Love, Joy =D

Sandy said...

You have a very talented husband. He did a faboulous job on that cabinet. I only wish my hubby had time because he to in the past has built me many items. Oh well, maybe someday time will come back.

I am positive that your mother is on cloud nine :)

Sandy

Mary said...

Jason's work is just beautiful. I love the little cupboard and the table bench he made for your mother. He's very talented.

I'm glad you dropped by my Home School post. I enjoyed visiting you and hope to get to know you better.

Blessings,
Mary

Zaroga said...

I love these... your Mom is lucky to have such a wonderful son-in-law to make such beautiful things for her. That makes you lucky too ;-)

Denise said...

Your husband is so talented and so lucky to have women in his life that appreciate his talent! :)

Have a great day, Denise

Neabear said...

Wow! Awesome job your husband did on that cabinet and table bench. I just love it!! Your mother is lucky. So are you of course. I came over from Leslie's to see what you are up to. Glad I did.

miss mary said...

oh my gosh hun, that is so beautiful. what a great job. I want one! Your husband is so talented. Thanks for sharing the photos. Have a wonderful sunday. hugs

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Your cupboard is just charming ~ the color is just perfect too. Your husband certainly has a gift.

Smiles,
Lea