Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Isn't it funny how one simple thing can snowball into a huge project? My husband built me this awesome thing with drawers out of reclaimed wood for Christmas. I absolutely love it, but as soon as I opened it on Christmas day I pictured it on a rustic table/workbench along one wall of my dining room. I have been wanting one of these for years and I have eyeballed many but have never been able to afford any I have seen for sale. I spent many hours looking for the perfect inspiration piece so that my husband could build me my very own. He loves a project and I wanted to take advantage of his week off so I put him to work! Needless to say I now have my very own long work table along one wall of my dining room. I am working on getting it all put together so that I can show you how it all turned out. I took some pictures to give you a sneak peek....

The beautiful ironstone pitcher was a Christmas gift from my mom, and I got the awesome rusty bottle carrier from Spring Hill Farm on Etsy.

My husband looked at my Pinterest boards to get the inspiration for the piece he built me for Christmas, I thought that was pretty sweet. We always try to make as many gifts as possible at Christmas time, our nieces and nephews get coat racks and stepping stools, but I never expected him to have made something for me. To me something handmade is always more special than something expensive and store bought.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, I can't believe it is all over already! I hope to have the pictures of my dining room posted by the end of the week....stay tuned!


  1. It looks like you received some very lovely gifts indeed!

  2. I love the snowball effect! I can't wait for the big reveal since I'm liking the sneak peak so much. How nice of hubby to make such a wonderful gift for you.

  3. I can't wait to see your dining room! I love what your husband made for you... it's fabulous.