Saturday, September 29, 2012

♥ My Carpenter ♥

I have a carpenter that brings reality to my dreams! I never take it for granted either. If I think it up, he eventually makes it for me. I did say eventually……after all, he does work a full time job. But he does love to build things and I love for him to build things. He’s my hubby! :)

Today, I thought I’d take you through our home and show you what he’s made, at least some of the bigger pieces anyway.  Some of the photos were taken with my husband's point and shoot camera, therefore couldn't be enlarged and others were taken with my camera and those are biggie sized.  :)  

We’ll begin out in The Cedar Loft (which serves as our home-away-from-home/apartment/pool house):

TV Cabinet
Now coming back into the house on the sunporch:

coffee table made from old window

Potting bench made from a door

Through the back door from the sunporch, into the kitchen:

My favorite!  My Red Cupboard

Dough Bowl Rack

Table bench

In the dining room:


And in the living room:

Shutters flanking the fireplace

Entertainment Center

Now I’ll take you down the hallway and we’ll stop in the hall bathroom:

Bathroom cabinet

And next is Luke’s little bedroom (our 4 year old):

Luke's bed

Luke's nightstand

And in the master bedroom:

Wall TV Cabinet

Now let’s turn around and go back into the living room and go upstairs. First at the top of the stairs, here’s the wonderful bookshelves for our many books. We love books! We homeschool.  We collect books! We love the motto: Wear the old coat, buy the new book. :)

bookshelves across entire wall of loft

And last of all into Joy’s room (our 13 year old):

Joy's desk and bulletin board

Maybe next time I’ll take you to my mom’s house so you can see what all Jason has made for her! After all, he does have to make his mother-in-law happy! Did I tell you he is her favorite son-in-law?  :)  Well, he's also her only son-in-law.  He’s made just about as many things for her as he has me!

Thanks for joining me today for a tour of my carpenter’s creations! I know I really am blessed and I know probably a little spoiled too. But I like being blessed (and spoiled). :)

Have a great weekend!  :)

Linking with Sunny Simple Sundays

♥ Tammy ♥


Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I love that we have our own carpenter. It comes in handy! :)

Love you! 8!

Joy :)

Susannah said...

How proud you must be! He has certainly made some beautiful pieces!

cucki said...

wowwwwwwww super beautiful..
you must be so proud..
big hugs for you xxx

jody said...

what a great carpenter you have! he has made some wonderful things and they are and will be forever special! enjoy your day!

Rachel said...

Very nice! I love wood items in a home. :)

wayside wanderer said...

I am most impressed. Those beautiful things represent a lot of time and love.

Anonymous said...

WOW! love the red cupboard and that window table and bulletin board are awesome too!!! lovely work!

Judy said...

Lucky, lucky girl! I am jealous! What a wonderful carpenter you have! AND you are a great thinker upper!


Anonymous said...

How I love seeing all these made with love items. It would be hard to choose a favorite! Your home is absolutely gorgeous.

Shelley said...

Wow....beautiful blessed you are to have such an excellent carpenter for a husband :) I do believe the red cupboard is my favorite as well....blessings

Sandra said...

My word, he is super talented :)

You are one lucky lady :)


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Michelle said...

My husband does wood work also.I showed him your post with the words. I want this and this and this.

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Wow that's beautiful! You're a lucky girl! My husband wants to improve his carpenter skills. I'm not complaining :-), I love it!


Never So Simple said...

Jason is a man of many talents. I could take a tour of your home over and over. It has changed so much in the past few years but one thing has stayed the same red. :) So when you do your bedroom over will also be in red?


Barbara F. said...

Tammy, your home is warm and and so inviting, I love your library and your son's room, very very nice. Thanks for stopping by. xo

bettyj said...

Uh OH! Looks like Michael has competition for "Worlds Best Son In Law" Those are wonderful things he has built. Just wonderful. Lukes bed is fabulous. I love it all the red cupboard of course, but the wall cupboard, and I am trying so hard not to envy you those Wonderful book shelves. That is my dream, because I too, love books. Can't wait for the field trip to your Moms.

SweetPepperRose said...

Absolutely lovely, all of it, esp the red cabinets ;-) awesome bookcase.

Trace4J said...

Oh my goodness!!
Your husband sure is gifted.
You are a blessed.
Beautiful pieces.

P.s I can't wait to try the oranges.
Happy October 1st

Allison said...

What a wonderful carpenter!! I started to post my favorite project but I kept scrolling down and realized I love it all. The TV cabinet is high on the list but everything looks wonderful.