Thursday, November 21, 2013

The undercounter Fridge died

 This is a blog mostly about Mr. Sensible and his talent.  We have a friend who had an under counter Refrigerator that quit and she didn't want another one put in.  What she really wanted was a big cabinet that she could stand up some platters and cookie sheets.  

 It really was a bit tricky being that the cabinet on the right was the original cabinets.  The ones to the left of the opening were added at a later date.  They also had been glazed I don't believe at the same time as you can see they don't really match.
Here is the case piece Mr. Sensible built after careful measurements.

Here is the door he made out of MDF routing it to match as best he could the other cabinet doors.

Once these pieces were finished I painted them white and glazed the door.

Our friend bought a knob that matched the rest of the kitchen,  we delivered the cabinet piece and slid it into place. 

Thanks for stopping ;)


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Duck Egg Sofa Table

 This sofa table was found at a thrift store.    It had some weak joints which Mr. Sensible fixed right up for me.

I painted it Duck Egg Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Then distressed the dickens out of it .  I put clear wax on it then dark wax.

 I love this color!!


Monday, August 12, 2013

She ain't heavy shes my dresser.....

 Thats not true actually SHE is Heavy!!

 We found this piece in south Georgia.  It is the one thing I remember about buying and loading it.  HEAVY!!

It has really unusual pulls on it, unfortunately one was missing completely and one was broken.  If you can see they are square and fit right in the center of the drawer.

 I had to take them all off and figure out another solution for pulls....First I filled the existing holes with wood filler and a top coat of Dap wall filler.

I painted it Sherwin Williams Crisp Linen and distressed it. 

Here is the knob that I chose.  Its from Hobby Lobby and is Iron.  I had to paint it.  I use spray paint in white for the first coat, when that was dry I paint them the color of the piece with the regular latex paint.  Just hit them a little with a sanding block to distress them a bit and all done!!

 The center needed a pull as well,  I used a drawer pull and mounted it vertical having painted it the same way I painted the knobs.

Took it to the shop and it SOLD!  Yay  two girls opening a hair salon bought it for their front desk area as their coffee bar.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Pocket Hose

I have to take a break from furniture and share my thoughts on this hose.  This is not a paid blog by any means BUT

I LOVE this hose!!!

This is 50 feet of hose on our hose holder.

It is the lightest hose to drag around.  I am amazed everytime I use it.  Its light weight and shrinks back up to almost nothing when its empty

 It works great on the deck because its so light weight SO easy to use and takes up so little space!!

 Can't say enough   GO GET ONE  they have them at Bed Bath and Beyond if you have a coupon you can get 5 dollars off!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Awesome Chair

On our visit to Florida we saw our neighbors Pat and Charlie, spent a day with them,  they helped us salvage some furniture from a trash pile.  Can't beat friends like that ;)

They also had this lone chair in the garage, they had started to fix it and maybe prime it a bit.  They had given up and gave it to us.....  it took me awhile to get to it but I did finally.

 Painted it my favorite white Crisp Linen from Sherwin Williams.

 Covered the seat with burlap for the interim.  Put it in my family room till I decide what to really do with it.  It works pretty well....there.

 Love it!  Thanks Pat and Charlie...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


 My daughter-in-law LOVES books.  I love books too.. she wanted a couple of pillows for her library.  She picked out a couple of sayings and I pulled out my Silhouette and got busy!

 I used spray paint on Duck Cloth.

 Worked pretty good too!

 Just had to pick out the centers.....

 Then my daughter in law and I made the pillows.


Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tv Cabinet into a Wine bar

 We found this TV cabinet on our trip to Florida.  Mr. Sensible wanted a project transforming one into a Wine bar.  He figures there must be some use for all of these filling our Thrift Stores.

 We took out the turntable that held the TV. We also took the back off of it. 

 See where that door opens down right below where the TV went  we decided to put a butcher block pull out shelf to mix drinks on.

Mr. Sensible made this butcher block himself using custom Oak strips with Walnut accent strips.

 Here it is without its back.  You can see at the top we added slots to hang wine glasses.  Mr. Sensible has a router bit that cuts these quite nicely.  Below the opening we put the butcher block in we put racks for Wine bottles.

14 wine bottles and below that there is space for Liqour bottles and other accesories.

 We painted it black and distressed it inside and out.

 We put a mirror in the back to make everything sparkle and added a light in the top.  We also added holders on each side of the cabinet.

Here it is in all its glory....

Took it to Treasures Resale Consignment Store in Roswell, GA  It is SOLD!! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Drop Leaf Table with Gate Legs

 This is from our trip to Florida,  It doesn't look too bad on this side but if you look closely the "leaf" on the other side was broken right off.   It just had split, and needed a fix.

 Mr. Sensible did the fix for me, he is amazing... So helpful.

 I painted it with Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint in Ironstone.  It was my second attempt at this paint and it worked much better than my first attempt.  I think because I mixed it much longer than the first time I tried it.

I took it to Treasures Resale Consignment store and it sold!!  Yay


Monday, June 10, 2013

Mahogany Door

 This door was from our Picking trip.  Its a beautiful Mahogany Door.  The paint was not applied properly so it was literally pealing off.  Notice the Carving in the middle SO pretty.

 We decided to make this into a corner shelf. We cut it down the middle then attached one back to the other it went together beautifully everything matched up so well.  We added an old iron door handle.  We also added another shelf at the bottom.  Sorry no pictures of that.  It sold before I remembered to take a picture.


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