Sunday, April 17, 2011

Something new

Garry has recently built a woodworking shop so he’d have some place to keep all of his tools together. Or perhaps it’s so he’d have a place to work on wood projects. Smile Anyway, he has been enjoying having a place to work on different projects. Building the shop was a major project as he tore down an old house for the lumber to build his shop. He was able to use the siding from the old house, so it looks like an old building ‘grew’ in our yard. It’s a fairly tall building as he built a storage loft on the top. Seems we never have enough storage. Although, at times I think we just have too much stuff. Both of us come from packrat backgrounds, so it must be genetic.

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This is a picture taken while he was working on it. Since then he has added a porch onto it. Gives him some outside space to work on some things. Plus I think it gives a more finished look to the building. I’ll have to take a picture one of these days and share.

The something new I wanted to share is a kitchen island that was brought into the house today. Garry used bead board on the ends and the doors, then the top is butcher block type using leftover pieces from our hardwood floors. I’m very happy with how it turned out. Now I have to make the tough decision of what to store inside. But don’t worry I’m up to the task. Smile I couldn’t seem to quite get the right angle for the picture…probably because I wanted to show the sides and the top. I’m sure it gives you an idea of what it’s like. There are doors on both sides which is really nice.

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Just realized that also gives you a glimpse of the hardwood floor in the kitchen. Our oldest son, Mark, put it down diagonally for me. I really like hardwood floors. This one being diagonal gives it a different flavor from the other rooms.

Now I’m thinking we need a table in the living room to fit under the window. Wonder if I can find someone to build it for me. Just might be a possibility.

Thank you all for your comments last time. I really appreciate them. Soon as I have time I’ll do what my daughter, Anna, suggested and use Photoshop to put the title onto my header. That should work better. I did that for one of Garry’s blogs, but since I’ve slept a time or two since then I had forgotten about doing it that way. Might even select a couple other pictures and have them ready for whenever I want to change things around.

That’s all for now. It’s bedtime here.

22 comments:

  1. Your husband is quite talented. He will have lots of workroom there. I love the kitchen island. It is beautiful!

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  2. I love the old weathered look of his work shop. The island and the hard wood floors are beautiful.

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  3. OH my gosh...that looks fabulous! And I mean outside..the new building and inside..the island and certainly the floor. I wish I had someone so clever in my family.

    By the way, how does just over $2000.00 sound to insulate the bottom crawlspace of a 1040 sq. ft. house?

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  4. Great place he built. (Hope he does NOT paint it!
    your island is beautiful. glad my wife doesn't follow these blogs, or she'd want one just like it!

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  5. Garry did a superb job building his workshop. I love french windows. Your island is very nice. I personally know the hard work and precision that goes into all that. Tearing down a house for the lumber? Bless him to recycle. Love your floors too!

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  6. Happy Spring Connie, Well I am back at the ranch and lots of work ahead but took a day off the catch up with old friends. Wow that shop looks nice enough to live in. I think is great recyling old wood. It can be a lot more work though. Love your new kitchen island. Your angle is just fine for the photo. I have so many photo to process I sure hope I get time to blog about back at the ranch soon. Hugs Carrie

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  7. Garry is quite talented with his hands and puts out some beautiful work.
    I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

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  8. Hey you better post something cause I keep coming here and thinking Garry built another shop....LOL!!!!!!!

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  9. Thank you for visit Connie, how I missed this post
    sorry about that, you are very lucky lady that Garry has a good works to the all things beautifully done. I love the all wood works.
    The new kitchen island "Beautiful".
    Have a nice weekend.

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  10. Hi Connie,
    Are you alright with you? it has been a very quietly in your space?
    hopefully seen your new post soon!
    Big Hugs,
    Michiko

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  11. Hi, Connie, just checking on you. I bet you're one busy lady with canning, etc. Hoping you're OK.

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  12. Well I was busy canning today. Yesterday pitted 20 lbs of sour cherries and today canned most and the remainder made jam with. Still have more to pick on the tree. Already froze 30 lbs. Well hope all is well with you. Know how busy life can get. Just checking on you...Hugs Carrie

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  13. Hi Connie,
    Thank you for visit and leaving your kind comments.
    Are you still busy? hope we will seen you soon.
    Please take care,
    Michiko

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  14. Hi Connie,
    Thank you for dropping my place,I was relived from my grand children but I sure miss them tomorrow :-)I enjoy work in the garden.
    hope you are okay, Please take care....

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  15. Hi Connie,
    Are you alright with you? all your blogger friends are missed you, I can understand it is not easy to blog post that why my post was pretty much remember of my children or news papers.
    Please take care,
    Michiko

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  16. Thank you for visit my post of the roses.
    Wait seen your new post.
    xoxoxo

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  17. Hi Connie saw you over at Ramblings and thought maybe you were blogging again. Hope life is being good to you. I know spending time of the internet is hard with all the work you do. I have had to cut back myself. Just can't live the life and try and write about it also. Well I know some people can but not me. My blogs are getting farther and farther apart. Well I hope Christmas will only bring wonderful blessing to you and your family. Hugs Carrie

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  18. Just checking back for any new posts.

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  19. Just missing your posts and checking on you. Y'all must be super busy at this time. I hope you're all well and have a good Christmas.

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  20. Hi Connie, just thinking about your. Hope life hasn't gotten to busy for you. It's a raining Sunday here and hubby is off in Germany so have time today to go visiting at blogs. Garden is all planted and flowers are all in pots with my drip water system going to all of them. I too really need to get a new blog out at A Window to my world. I am lucky to get one out every 2 months now. They may still grow longer apart. Life just seems so busy now. Wishing you a wonderful summer. Hugs Carrie

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  21. Miss you! Hope you come back blogging. Hugs!

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