Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fresh From the Workshop (to The Cedar Loft)

If you heard squealing Monday evening, that was probably me! I knew my carpenter was working on a carpentry project that I requested of him (a TV cabinet for the loft), but without my knowledge, Jason finished it and snuck it up to The Cedar Loft. He summoned me up to the loft, and there it sat…..in all its glory! And it looks so perfect there. It was one of those pieces that was just meant to be, so in character for that space. You know how you envision a piece of furniture in a spot? Well this went far beyond my expectations! Can you tell I love it? :)

I had shown Jason a few cabinet ideas that I found online and in Country Sampler magazines, and told him I would like a “sort of mix” of those. I “turned him loose” on it. I so trust his judgement, because he knows me now. I say now when it comes to building furniture for me because it did take awhile to get the distressed idea through to him, but once he got it, he really got it! He even added some of his own creative touches that I didn’t show him!

The panels on the front of the door were his idea! I love that!

Instead of using antique glazing on the green (it's actually called Brown Moss), we had agreed upon sanding and rubbing on stain. We decided on red oak stain.

The ends being "paneled" was his little addition and I love it!

Monday night, after calling us up to the loft, after a while the kids fell asleep on the couch. Jason and I just sat there staring at it. Is that silly or what? Do you do that? I do that with my Christmas lights and décor. I like to turn off the lights and just sit back and enjoy it. And that’s exactly what we did with that cabinet. We didn’t even have the TV on. We just snuggled up on the couch and admired his handiwork. :) And it’s all his handiwork. I didn’t have one hand in the building of it. I just told him what I wanted, and he built it. I’m so grateful that he enjoys building what I dream up!

I just love that little indention of the wood near the left knob!

We just got the 40" flat screen LCD TV a couple of weeks ago. Jason started on the TV cabinet right about then, but has only been able to work here and there after work and a little on the weekends.

 I’m really thrilled because now we can enjoy our Christmas movies in The Cedar Loft if we want! I’m still working on adding some Christmas decorations up there. Hopefully in a week or so, I will have it to the point of sharing more pictures of the loft decorated for Christmas.

He made sure I had a shelf to display rustic/prim decor....even though it's on a very low wall!

This is absolutely one of my very favorite pieces Jason had made for me. I really love my red stepback cupboard in the kitchen and the navy blue sideboard/buffet in the dining, room, but this definitely rates right there with those.

Now for the next projects……….pegboards and a cupboard for the kitchen in The Cedar Loft. That would make a great Christmas gift, don’t you think?  :)


**Dianne (a reader of my blog) left a comment asking if I could recommend more movies, possibly from instant streaming Netflix that were family friendly. I didn't have a way to contact you, Dianne, so I decided to post it here. I would love to do that. I will try to put together some sort of list and post that as soon as I can get it all together. I am not sure if you were speaking of movies in general, or just Christmas ones. I am assuming movies in general. If you would let me know for sure, that would be helpful! Thank you for your comment! I love hearing from you! **


Thank you for stopping by today! I don't know if I can hold out to 500 followers for a giveaway.....I want to do a Christmas one, so I might just have to do that real soon! :)


Patty Sumner said...

Well it looks as if you have a "handy Manny" at your house too. I love it! Who would even think it housed a TV. You are blessed.

Angee @ Homemaking Merry Hearts said...

Beautiful cabinet.... I would not have thought it was for a TV.

Lee Hill Primitives said...

AWESOOOOOOME piece. Love it. Great Job!

Loretta said...

I adore this piece, especially the exposed pine knots (I think that's what they are) It is so lovely! Hello, I am searching blogs this eve, and I found you on google...I must say, I love your blog...I am your new follower! Hope you stop by to visit and become our follower too...I would love having you share your creativity with our family of friends! Happy Holiday! Hugs

SweetPepperRose said...

Looks great, and I love the color! I'll have to post my Handy Man's work on a cabinet he did in my kitchen ;)

jennifer768 said...

Tammy it is a wonderful piece! Love it and think that the color is awesome!Happy Thanksgiving,Jen

Football and Fried Rice said...

I was envying the ambient - my husband? The TV!! Looks awesome!!

LynnMarie said...

Wow! How beautiful a d perfect! Can't wait to see what you put on the top for decorations. I think you should create a book about the creation of the loft and leave it on the table for your guest to see all the time and love that went into it. What a great coffee table book that would make!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Tammy, that hubby of yours is certainly a keeper!! Not because he builds ~ though that sure is a bonus ~ but because of how and when and why he builds. What a great surprise for you! The detail is amazing!! I want to jump right through my computer and hug him for you!! Enjoy it for many years to come!!

And have a blessed Thanksgiving surrounded by the that wonderful family! I count you as one of the blessings of blogging!! lots and lots of cyber hugs my friend!! <3

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What a gorgeous cabinet! Love the color and all the little details. That husband of yours is sure handy!
I just Love watching Christmas movies. We have several Christmas DVD'S, but the Hallmark Channel has been having some wonderful Family Christmas movies these last few weeks. "A Dog named Christmas" was a very good one, that my 10 yr old son and I enjoyed together. And "A Christmas Wish" was also a good movie too!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful THANSGIVING!!!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the TV unit! He is very talented! And yes, hearing your recommendations on movies would be wonderful!! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and shopping!

Never So Simple said...

I love the TV stand. I wish I lived closer so I could get him to make me one. He did an amazing job as always.

Hoping your hand is getting better and you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving.


Sharon said...

Beautiful cabinet for sure.
Don't you love it when you can show a photo of something and a handy hubby can make it come true for us.
I have done gotten several pieces that way. I am like you I just sit back and admire it when done.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Tammy the tv cabinet looks great!!! Prim perfect!! We are so blessed to have such talented hubby's to bring to life the things we dream of!!!!
How are you feeling? Is the spider bite all healed? I don't like spiders ad that post freaked me out!! You poor girl, and thank God hubby is ok from his! Hope you and your family have a very Blessed Thanksgiving!!~hugs~xoxo

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Wow Tammy I think you are right on, the cabinet is perfect.. I love it especially the color. I can see why you just snuggled and share the moment together admiring your new piece.. One of those warm fuzzy moments!!


Hollie said...

Beautiful cabinet!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

renee said...

It is beautiful and Jason did a great job! I can see why you would be excited!
I hope that you all have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.