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Vintage Home OC

February 3, 2013

So I need a new hobby like a hole in the head. But, unfortunately or fortunately I’ve found a new one. Sigh…

I’m loving making my own furniture. Here are a few places I’ve found inspiration. Ana-White.com and Shanty2chic.com

Here are a few pics of pieces I would like to attempt some day.

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Pottery Barn Teen

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Chimney Cabinet by High Falls Mercantile

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Inside of chimney cabinet with fixed shelves.

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Shanty 2 Chic, build in progress, actually almost complete!

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This came off of Pinterest. Unfortunately I don’t have the source. Building a ottoman should be easy..

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These are simple kid benches again from Ana White. I will not be attempting the doll house, at least I don’t think I will!

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This dining table centerpiece is also in process from Shanty 2 Chic.

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I don’t remember where this is from but it’s in my inspiration file.

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This sweet little table is via the Lucketts website. It’s so cute.

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Another little side table. From the blog Design Dining + Diapers.

 

Where should I start?

XOXO Lisa

 

 

To Build a bookshelf!

When I started blogging I never dreamed of the things and projects I would be doing because of it. Life is a journey and I’m on the road bumps and surprises and all.

I have discovered that I am capable. I am capable of doing things I never dreamed possible. I am capable of bargaining with a vendor over a price on a piece of antique furniture I want to buy. I am capable of buying an expensive camera with money I earned from my little antique store business. I am capable of using a chop saw and a nail gun. I am even capable to go to Home Depot and not be intimidated by the wood guy who wants to know “what are ya’ gonna’ do with all that wood”?

So here’s to one more step in my journey. I am actually going to build a bookshelf from actual plans! I don’t know why this intimidates me so much. Probably because it’s viewed as a “man’s” hobby. But I thoroughly enjoy building things with my hands. When I was a little girl I used to “assist” my Dad in his projects around the house. You know holding the screwdriver, a piece of wood in place, etc. I was in awe of how he built “stuff”. Now it’s my turn and I’m so excited!

So wish me luck. This is what I’m building today.

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This is the bookshelf that Whitney from the blog Shanty 2 Chic already built.

This is the “blueprint” if you will from Ana White. Another awesome lady who builds things.

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Photo courtesy of Ana White. Click on the pic for the link.

I’ll let you know how it turns out!

 

xoxo Lisa