Wednesday, July 9, 2008

An Award, An Answer, & A Question

Have you met my blogging friend, the sweet Mrs. B? If not, you should! She can tell you how to make a beautiful ottoman, as well as many other very creative ideas. She has a lovely home and family. And they go on wonderful vacations that she takes beautiful pictures of (yes, I'm jealous). Well, Mrs. B has kindly given me an award. It's called the "furniture whisperer".

Isn't it a beauty?
I am supposed to find just one person
to pass this on to.

I think that my husband deserves this award. He's the master builder of our team. He can take my crazy ideas and make them look even better than they do on my sketch pad. If I built things on my own, the furniture could easily be blown down by just one huff from the big bad wolf (or any of my sons for that matter). Yes, my husband deserves this award. There's just one problem, he doesn't have his own blog. He's very content just to share mine. So I guess we can both share this award and I will pass it on to another very creative person.
There are oh, so many people who deserve this!
And it's very, very hard to narrow it down to just one, but. . .
I would like to present this award to Robolady Margo. She is amazing! She can take any piece of "junk" and turn it into a real treasure. I think that her blog was the very first one that I ever read. She is an inspiration to me! If you haven't visited her, you're in for a real treat.

I am so proud of you, my friends! You are all such great guessers to the question about my repurposed cabinet. Here's the answer:
The doors are made from two old windows.
The sides are made from one door cut in half and then cut down to size.
The top and shelves are wood left over from the armoire.
The bun feet came off of an old ottoman ( you guessed this one spymommy!)
The only thing we had to buy was the bead board, rope molding, and some wood for the basic frame.

See this beauty of a table?
I started to work on it almost two months ago. I want to paint it by hand. I know it's hard to believe that I'm not going to spray paint it, but there are just some pieces of furniture, mostly the older, very well built pieces, that I prefer to give a real hand finished paint job.
This table is patiently waiting for me in my kitchen. My family has gotten so used to it being there that they keep piling things on it, which means I'll have to do some more sanding and wiping before I start painting.
So my question is this:

And when do I find time to really do this:
(My husband grabbed the wire from me
to make his own sign that he's very proud of)


Tausha said...

I am with you on the whole hours of the day!
I look at my 4 year old and think, If I had her energy-I could conquer the world!!!
Can't wait to see the table!!
COngrats on the award you deserve it!!!

Shirlee said...

When I saw that Jen (sanctuaryarts) came up with that award, I thought "I hope someone passes it along to Joy" and here you have it! Congratulations, you deserve it for all your re-purposing projects.
Isn't that cute that your hubby made his own sign.
Now I gotta get off my butt and dig out the mitre box and saw.
Have a great day! :)

Darlene said...

You definately deserve the award. I agree, not enough hours in the day...esp. since I have discovered all the crafty, creative, decorating people here in blogworld.
I loved your sign and it is too cute that hubby had to make one too!!

Marie said...

Maybe your husband was giving you a hint? lol Congrats on the award!

That table of yours is going to be beautiful when it's complete. I already love it in the state it's in!

Robolady said...

By looking at the cabinet in the previous post you really do deserve this award. Thank you for passing it on to me and I'll be sure to pass it on as well.

Joy said...
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joelandbecca said...

HI! I just stumbled on your blog, and I love it! I added you to my inpiration list. Hope that's ok. I just did a post on my own blog about a door, but I have a quick question for you...where do you find all your doors? Am I looking at the wrong thrift stores? Well, if you get a second, I'd love to know. Thanks! Becca

Shelia said...

Congratulations on your award! I received my first one yesterday! This is so exciting!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lincs & Ali said...

not me... I have plenty of time during the day-- these days... ha ha. SO I love Dad's relax sign. He really does win the metaphorical wire airplane award...

weston'smommy said...

I went to school with Ali and I just have to say I love your blog. You are so creative. Where do you find all those great furniture pieces they are amazing? Really can you tell me where you go I would really appreciate it.

Jen r. said...

Congrats again on your award! I love that table and can't wait to see what you do with it! Jen R

Mrs. Trixi said...

Congrats on the award!!! I know what you mean about the time. Ofcourse, if I wasn't on here seeing what everyone else was doing I might have more.LOL

Susie Harris said...

Great job miss Joy! I love Miss B too... You two rock! Congrats on your award... Susie H~

Natalie Jane said...

Wow, I am so glad I found this blog. Beautiful everything!

Sandra said...

I just can't seem to get enough hours in my day, it's frustrating at times LOL

Congratulations on the award, it's much deserved :)


Bonnie the Boss said...

No, you aren't the only one who can't find time. Cute decor BTW. I din't expect anything less.

Gretchen said...

You and your husband deserve that award! You both must be very creative. In a year and a half I retire and I'm looking forward to finishing projects more quickly, than I can now.


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