Thursday, July 29

Scrap Wood Bench

Construction on the second floor is on hold for now. It's literally like a sauna up there now in the summer. But we can salvage a lot of scrap wood from that room and make new cool things out of it. Like that chest. I think that came out so awesome. 
I posted on FB that I started collecting vintage grain sacks. Some friends brought me the Basmati bags, the other friend got me this large coffee bag from Netherlands. She does a lot of traveling there buying old furniture for her store (www.mooblisahver.com). Thanks Piret!
So first we made a box using 2x4-s and 1x2-s from the construction room.
The coffee sack material is sturdy but very sheer and wimpy, I sewed a different fabric under it to make it sturdier by sewing a grid all across the material. 
I get foam from work, we pack heavy stuff there so foam is free. It was a pain to make the trim. It sheared like crazy. But in the end it looks pretty neat I think. If the cats start scratching that I will be very very mad.

Wednesday, July 21

IKEA/Scrap Wood Serving Table

We recently bought cabinets from IKEA and as usual, checked out the "As is" area for some "garbage treasures". We found this storage drawer frame for $2.50.
I came home from work one day and Brian had made a top on it and it looks just so cool. We have a lot of free 2x1-s from the ceiling that we are currently tearing down and he salvaged that scrap wood for this awesome table top.
I think it looks so amazing, I can't wait to get the grill going!

Thursday, July 8

Tree on the wall

Every year we spend two weeks of the summer in Estonia. It's such a sweet treat to see my family and enjoy all the hugs, late nights, food, drinks and more hugs.
I promised my BFF to paint an apple tree on her wall. It took us a few bottles of wine of course.