Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A little bit of Magic..............

Morning all !!!

Last week I showed you my antique Farmhouse Table -


Now look at it very closely and tell me if you can see where I could add to that!!!
Knowing my kitchen is extremely tiny and space is at a premium................
Did you guess?  Here's another look - a close up - can you tell where I'm going now?


Well I can plainly see that  there's extra SPACE down there - that's a no-no when every square foot counts for desperately needed storage..................


Suzan says - John there's some space at the bottom of the table for storage
John says- Don't start cramming things down there Suzan - PLEASE - it's going to look awful
Suzan says - Well I don't want to put things on the floor
John says - Ok good - because it'll look crowded and messy
Suzan says - exactly - BUT we could build a shelf to place on the bottom of it................
John says - Well that'll look ridiculous - this is an antique - you're going to take away the value
John says - I don't want to start hammering and nailing into this piece
Suzan says - but it wouldn't take any nails or hammering or anything at all
John says - is it just going to magically float there?
Suzan says - yes actually - that's exactly what it'll do
John says - I'm NOT A CARPENTER..................
Suzan sasy - you built a bench in the Spring - you can surely make a shelf!!!!

Here's the bench he made - using pallet wood


wouldn't you say he's a carpenter?



John says - You always have to go one step too far - ALWAYS................

But he cut the wood for me exactly to my specifications


and guess what?
it's magically floating - no nails - no hammering..................


I gave it a quick coat of white paint and abracadabra - more storage



Look at all that storage - you might as well have given me a new kitchen - I'm so thrilled with this!!!

Sometimes it takes so little to make me happy - sometimes.

Have a great day all -
Hugs,

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47 comments:

  1. Good for you - I'm so glad that he made your shelf for you. Now you have storage and it looks terrific- like it was made for it. You go girl.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  2. Very clever! It is a pretty rustic looking shelf so it certainly does not detract from the beauty of the antique. I am sure John is very proud of himself!

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  3. İstanbuldan merhaba çok güzel bir blog takipdeyim sevgiler :)

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    1. Thank you ( I think ) I hope you're not saying you hate it LMHO
      XOXO

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  4. Great idea, and it looks fab. Did John admit you were right?

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  5. It looks like it totally belongs there. Brilliant idea! John did a great job. Does he ever admit when you're right?

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  6. I think the shelf looks wonderful with that piece! Great job, John!

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  7. Great idea. John just needs direction (like every other man in the world). snicker- Look how good HE did following YOUR idea! You rule!!!;>) xo Diana

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  8. I love the added shelf. You were right all along!

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  9. Love your table! I just got an old farm table that needs some work.

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    1. Thanks so much - I'm over the top thrilled with the shelf LOL
      XOXO

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  10. Love that sweet table before AND after! Great job Suzan! as always....

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  11. What a clever idea - and it looks great when added but, it give you so much space and what girl doesn't need more space... Love it looks like it's been there all along....

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  12. Lovely shelf idea! I had forgotten about the bench John made previously, I really like it.

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  13. Perfect:) It looks even better than before.

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  14. Looks great, we always can use extra storage!

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  15. I thought that is where you were going. It is a great idea and does make perfect sense. Now, tell John he did such a great job and he is a carpenter. Maybe this will lead him to do bigger and better pieces and jobs for you !!! If he reads your blog at all he must think I am such a brat, LOL!!!!!

    Cynthia

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  16. White benches, tables and shelves are my favorite. One can never have too many - especially when they have storage potential.

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  17. Oh, it is perfect and John is truly a carpenter. I love that table.

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  18. John IS a carpenter! He's not giving himself enough credit. It looks like it belongs there!

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  19. That is a great idea! You can never have too much storage. Your husband may grumble, but he does it anyway! LOL...

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  20. It looks great!! John is a carpenter in my book!! And a talented one at that!

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    1. Thanks so much Katie - I must convey your message to John - he'll puff his chest out a little lol
      XOXO

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  21. Love the table with new shelf. Your John is a great carpenter, that`s for sure. Lucky we have this men(smile). The bench he also made, is just beautiful. LOVE it.

    Have a great weekend dear friend.

    Hugs

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  22. I hear you! I totally get that! I love how you added to that to create storage!

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  23. When will he learn that he should just do it LOL it looks great and you can never have too much storage!

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  24. John's a real stick-in-the-mud! Actually I don't know that for sure, I just wanted to say that phrase. It's such a great phrase. The shelf is exactly as I would have done it. It is wonderful!

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  25. I said, "Lord, Jesus, it's a shelf..."

    ;)

    -andi

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  26. Fabulous! I didn't know on the first pic, but I picked up on the second pic. Pure genius!
    xoGinger

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  27. I forgot to mention the "ALWAYS" phrase. Bob and John have got to be twins, although Bob is probably twice John's age. I am playing a game with Bob now. The dining table is stacked high with dinnerware.I want to convert the coat closet to built in shelving for excess china. Who needs a coat closet in Savannah. We have to take advantage of storage when we see it.
    Your shelf looks great and it is a new vignette area. xo

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  28. that was a great idea! I am always looking for more storage too

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  29. Great idea...and it looks beautiful. Good work to the both of you. :-)

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    1. Thanks Carla - he did good ( he did real good !!! )
      XOX

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  30. Oh your posts make me chuckle every time! Your conversations with Hubby sound so much like ours. The shelf looks great and I can relate to looking at every square inch of space for it's storage-ability.
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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    1. Thanks Marie lol - poor you!!!
      Although they can be very entertaining - sometimes they are very frustrating LOL
      XOXO

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  31. It looks great! I love it even more with the shelf. John is the carpenter and you are the visionary. Great combo!

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  32. Extra storage is always good...especially in a kitchen...especially when it's beautiful! Nice job!

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  33. You both make quite the dream team when you don't quarrel!!!

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  34. How clever you are! It looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  35. Good use of space ... never enough storage in kitchen. This meets your need and looks great with the basket. Glad you convinced John ... he did a good job.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  36. Wonderful, Suzan! One could never have too much storage space :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  37. You did a great job on this! Come Link Up with us tomorrow at Craft Frenzy Friday at www.craftdictator.com!

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  38. The shelf is a great idea. One day men will learn that we are always right LOL.

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  39. You clever girl!! Loving this!!


    Hugs:))

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