Friday, February 6, 2009

A Few More Handmade Goodies from Dad

Here are a few more handmade goodies from Dad!
When I was pregnant with my second son I wanted a changing table. Dad made this oak cabinet. We could change the baby on top & store all the supplies underneath. Now it is used to store all of my cookbooks & the kids craft supplies as well as being a catch-all on top for the radio, paperwork & so forth.

Here is a farm shadow box. Again, something that I saw when I was out somewhere & came home to tell Dad about it so that he could make me one.

I saved the best for last. We bought our house about 8 1/2 years ago and the whole downstairs had to be gutted out & redone. We had a large chimney to work around on one side & I had many ideas floating around in my head. We had honeymooned in a log cabin & I loved the decor & homey feel of it all. So we decided to use that theme in our downstairs. My Dad built bookcases on both sides of the chimney to utilize that empty space. Now we just needed something to cover the fireplace that we weren't going to use. He made the mantel & bookshelves from recycled wood that was once part of a local store front & it turned out PERFECT! We bought tile & Dad mounted them in the center and then built the box around the bottom.


We also have no basement so our electric box is located downstairs too! Dad continued the wood theme & covered the box with this door so that it wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb. In the end we have several large cozy rooms downstairs that we absolutely love.
Oh! I almost forgot one. Here is a shadow box he made for me and then placed old looking badges inside. He gave me this for Christmas a couple of years ago & it ties in nicely with everyting else downstairs!

Thank You Dad !
Plus since it's your birthday this weekend
Happy Birthday


Carmen said...

What awesome woodworking skills your dad has, he should start a business! You are a lucky girl to have such a loving and talented dad! Have a great weekend!!!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Yer dad is incredible! What workmanship!