Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Originally, we wanted to turn one of the rooms up on the 3rd floor (the one that currently acts as our bedroom) into an office. Our plan was to carpet both sets of stairs and have the room on the 3rd floor carpeted at the same time, and turn it into the office. Chris was starting a new job in mid summer where most of his work would be done from a home office. Since we still had not (and have not) gotten around to the carpet project, nor have we competed our bedroom project, we set up the office in our small spare room on the 2nd floor. The desk and area rug are from Ikea (mix and match). The rest is from Staples. That was easy! (kidding -of course).
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
There is a nook in our dining room that we have been contemplating on how to fill. Since we ended up making our own dining room table it only made sense to complete the set. Chris measured the space and drew up the plans and we set out to the nearest Home Depot to build our new buffet. We picked up more planks of pine and started the glueing and sanding. Once the hutch is built we will stain it in the same colour as the table.
In the interim, we filled the space with a bookshelf and a couple of bar stools (for a lack of a better plan for both the nook and the furniture).
Here is a picture of the hutch as it stands now. We plan to build a shelf in the middle of each section and doors on the outsides. I can't wait until it is finished but since we (by we I mostly mean Chris because he prefers to work alone) haven't worked on it in a while, I figured I would blog about it instead. Please stay tuned for the end results!!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The table was made to seat 8 comfortably and designed a little taller than your average table because Chris' family is really tall -another benefit to making your own. We purchased the chairs from a great warehouse store in Mississauga, called ARTeFAC. They have an assortment of affordable chairs and really great service.
I absolutely love the table and wish I had taken pictures throughout the process.