Sunday, May 26, 2013

An American Round Table - Only Bigger (of course)...

 Sometimes finding the perfect table can be so very very daunting. In this case I had clients that had found the perfect table from Restoration Hardware (RH) where the round table was too small and not quite the right finish. You can see the RH listing here (for now at least). Ultimately they needed the same table, only a little more ....perfect? The table from RH is built with Pine. They said that this wouldn't really work for them so they asked for other woods. In the end there were three types that went into the table- Oak and Poplar for the top and Pine for the pedestal and feet. The pedestal part of the table is carved from a single piece of wood with the legs being attached separately. Perhaps the best for the client was that I was able to use locally sourced wood from a nearby farm in Washington state. Just remember- if you want it you can get it!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Up Against a Wall

   Our walls have been blank too long. Taking what we already have I hung our Greenland paddles that I made a couple of years ago with our canoe paddles and a spare (who doesn't have one of these?) propeller.  I love the idea that we have everything we need to decorate and make our house our own we just need to take the time to figure out the best way to present it.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Border Dispute

 We have dogs. Our dogs like to lay in cool soft spots. Our dogs like to hangout near us when we work. When we work in the garden this tends to be the flower beds and that is not good. What to do?
Quick cheap fencing made in China. Nope. We didn't even have to leave the house to solve this one!

  With all of the banches and trees that have been cut back we chose to weave planter borders. It keeps the dogs seperate from the flowers and saves us a trip to the store and looks better than we could hope for.