Wednesday, October 07, 2009

My Own Private Island

I believe I've mentioned before that I come from a family of crafty people. My sister is a photographer, crafter and has recently started making jewelry. My Mom crochets, does paper crafts and has a real knack for decorating. And my Dad is a wood worker.

A few months ago I mentioned how I would like to have a kitchen cart like the one at my parents house. I jokingly asked my Dad to make me one thinking he'd say he'd look into it when he can. Well happily he accepted my project and last weekend when he came up to pick up my Mom after her stay here to help me after surgery he delivered to me my very own Island:



It's handcrafted from tiger maple, a few pieces of walnut and has a granite top. The pattern is based on the cart at my parents house but, no offense Mom, this one is much much better.



It has two shelves and three drawers that slid out to either side. He even attached a vintage bottle opener for Luis AND found knobs for the drawers that match the knobs on my cabinets (which also happen to be handcrafted from maple as well.)

I can't put into words how pleased I am with it and how touched that he would put so much time and effort into making me something. My Dad really has the know how to create fabulous furniture. In addition to the Island I also have a walnut desk he made me when I was in highschool. (Which I am sitting at as I write this.) While it's a great old desk I will say that he's come a long way in his craft!

So thanks Dad. Luis and I love our new Island.

Love ~ Becky

11 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- you lucky girl -- it's beautiful!!!

Feather Gold said...

Rebecca, it's beautiful! Love it, so lucky you have such a handy dad. Can't wait to see you! How did your dr's appointment go?
xoxoxox

Jennifer said...

Wow - awesome!! What great craftsmanship.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous! Did he do your cabinets too? How handy to have a woodcraftsman in your family.

Heidi said...

Oh, WOW! Your dad is very talented--that is just gorgeous!

wayfarer said...

amazing!

Rannyjean said...

What a blessing, what a talent!

Wendy said...

That is really cute! I'm so jealous :)

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

awww it is Beautimus!!!
WTG Dad!!

Raesha D said...

WOW!!! It's gorgeous. Can he make me one????

kate2633 said...

Absolutely beautiful!! It was just made for the space. Your Dad is very talented!

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