Thanks so much to Rooted in Thyme for the feature!!!
Remember this pile of pallet wood I was supposed to make my son artwork from?
Well Mama got greedy - and decided to use it for herself ( don't worry Gordie - I promise I'll make you something - scout's honor - just not THIS week )
Well progress in the bedroom continues -
We have a very small master - very very small - so everything has to be stragically placed to optimize space.
I've always liked having a bench at the foot of the bed - but just couldn't make it work in this house - without walking around with black and blue legs from smashing into it constantly.
After walking by this pallet wood for a few days, an idea started forming in my head - what if we ( I use "we" very loosely in this case ) could make a custom piece - very narrow - but still a BENCH???
Suzan says - John, do you think you could make me a bench for the foot of the bed?
John says - No Suzan, I cannot, I'm not a carpenter
Suzan says - How hard can it be to do?
John says - Very hard - if you've never done it before,
Suzan says - Oh but it's nothing really - just a few planks of wood - and some more wood for legs - there's nothing to it really
John says - So you make one
Suzan says - I'VE PAINTED THE FLOOR - I'VE PAINTED OUT FURNITURE - CAN'T YOU JUST SAW UP A COUPLE OF PIECES OF WOOD?
John says - Listen to me carefully, I'M NOT A CARPENTER
Suzan says - But it doesn't TAKE a carpenter to make a little bitty bench -
Suzan says - AND it doesn't have to be functional - it's not to actually sit on
John says - Well what the hell is the point then? Just to look at ?
Suzan says - Yes - just to look at, it would make my heart so happy just to have a little bench to LOOK at.
That night John started working on one -
Look what he made!!!
Keep in mind he has never built anything before - EVER.
It's rustic - and shabby - and perfectly imperfect - and fits exactly how I thought it would.
Oh oh, there's some space beneath the bench - can't have any of that!
( remember, small room, have to utilize every square inch )
Does anyone remember this? ( if not you can find it HERE )
It was an old wooden crate that I picked up for 5.00 last summer - I painted it white and stencilled it AND
it fits under the bench like it was meant to be there - and gives me more storage
I love that I have somewhere to place a few books
I dry brushed it white - with a little blue here and there - and for 5 dollars I have a bench and storage!
Suzan says - Do you think you could build me a little bookshelf
John says - Relax. I think you're overestimating my abilities here.
John says - And whatever you do - DON'T SIT ON THAT BENCH.................
John says - I TOLD you, I'm not a carpenter
Suzan says - Oh but John, I beg to differ.......................
Oh yes, you're a carpenter
( and I am his lady)
At this rate maybe I'll get him to build us a house....................
I mean how hard can it be to do?
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I live in a pretty incredible area - in Montreal, It's an historical neighbourhood loaded with tons and tons and tons of charm - and 20th century architecture, just steps away from the city center, it's also a pretty expensive neighbourhood ( in which I live in servants quarters basically compared to what I'm surrounded by )
Because there are days I don't have furniture makeovers to show you - I've chosen Wednesdays to showcase and feature one home that's for sale around here.................( or apartment - or duplex - or teepee )
Keep in mind this is in the heart of the city - so the prices reflect that - think Manhattan - where these places would cost 3 or 4 times what they're listed for here!
On occasion I'll showcase beautiful homes in other areas - countries - continents - the one thing most of them will have have in common will be their age - because I love old homes with stories to tell, join me won't you?
There is a house in New Orleans
( or 2 or 3 ) all are located in the French Quarter ( or Quartier )
I've got one foot on the platform
the other foot on the train
Well I'm going back to New Orleans.....................
GREEK REVIVAL CIRCA 1840. HIGH QUALITY RENOVATION-NEW EVERYTHING FROM SEWER TO ROOF! BLOCKS FROM THE CATHEDRAL. 14 FOOT CEILINGS, BEAUTIFUL WINDING STAIRS, DOUBLE PARLOR. LAVISH KITCHEN WITH GRANITE, SS APPLIANCES OPENS TO CHARMING COURTYARD. MASTER SUITE HAS FRENCH DOORS THAT OPEN TO BALCONY WITH EXCEPTIONAL CITY VIEWS. DYNAMITE MASTER BATH WITH RAIN SHOWER AND BODY SPRAY. 3 STORY GUEST COTTAGE. OWNED BY LOUIS PEYCHAUD and ANTONIO MONTELEONE.
Broker: French Quarter Realty
4 FULL BATH
4800 SQ FEET
|YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE THE BEAUTY THAT'S WAITING FOR YOU INSIDE THIS HOUSE|
STUNNING TOWNHOUSE! TWO BALCONIES OFFER DYNAMITE VIEWS OF THE CITY; GRACIOUS DINING AND LIVING ROOMS, PRETTY COURTYARD AND LOTS OF WINDOWS; ATTENTION TO DETAIL, ELEGANT & INVITING. A VERY FINE HOME INDEED!
4 Full Bath - 1 half
6087 sq. feet
Is that unbelievable or what?
Can't you imagine having parties in that courtyard with music drifting from the house and glasses clinking and laughter in the background?
fairy lights - it needs fairy lights all over the place...............
check out the arch leading to............another brick court yard????????????
and I absolutely love the cupboards..................
Exquisite 1820's Creole townhouse with street balcony and large private courtyard. Beautifully renovated with many wonderful original architectural details remaining including mantles, transoms, fan windows, and incredible ceiling medallions. Main unit is 2-story, two bedroom/two bath with an additional loft space. One bedroom/one bath unit on first floor of main house. Two bedroom/one bath slave quarter with balcony over courtyard. Must see!!!
4 full baths
This just may have been my all my time favorite I WANNA live there Wednesday yet!
Talk about Shabby Heaven...................
That's it folks for today - Laissez les bons temps roulez!!!
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