Friday, January 18, 2013

I Couldn't Help Myself

As I mentioned in Tuesday's post, I had the itch to build, but the garage is too cold.  I am afraid I could not help myself and had to do a little building.  I made a few quick saw cuts and did the actual construction inside.  I started with this homemade dog dish holder that a friend gave me when they had to put their dog down :(.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but said thank you and took it.
And then, out of the blue I had the idea to use it for the base of a little bench or small table.  I took the dog dish hole part off and the pegboard under it off.  I added a board across the middle to sturdy it up.
A cupboard door (sort of a cupboard door) top

and some paint and dark wax,
was all it took to complete this simple project--itch scratched, aah!


  1. Hi Becky. Love your awesome and very "tres beau" new table. You are so talented and inspiring! xoxo Pam

  2. You make everything beautiful! I love your technique and often feel so inpired to get out and do some of my own. I truly understand that itch to build, it is my FAVORITE thing to do...besides paint! LOL Outstanding job!!

  3. Wow you are one TALENTED and CREATIVE LADY! That is a beautiful table!
    My husband won't let me mess with his tools! I need to learn how they work and what they do first eh?...

    Have a Blessed Week-end!!

  4. So cute! I love it, I need to try wax some time....

  5. yay! it's great becky! so happy you got that itch scratched....someday soon-I too will get my itch scratched. (hopefully)


  6. Hi Becky, my name is Debbie & I live in Seattle. I too have the build something itch. Not quite as brave as you though, my 2 adorable little dressers & other assorted furniture that is in the garage will just have to wait for their makeover til slightly warmer weather. So to satisfy my itch I am building miniature furniture in the meantime. I have done a cottage table, a chair to go with it, a small stool & a couple of picket fence shelves. They are in dollhouse scale of one inch to the foot. I love your blog. You have given me so many good ideas. You do some amazing pieces. Thanks for sharing. I wish I could show you my minis but I don't think I can put photos in the comment box. Take care. Keep creating!


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