I love mason jars. Not sure why, but I just think they are cool. Plus, they just scream for fireflies or lightening bugs….(depending on where you live) in the summer. I love that I was able to cut out the words and fireflies to add a fun dimension to these. I can take orders… Continue reading Hello Mason Jar
I actually grew up in Idaho and it was very beautiful there, however, I moved to Nebraska when I was 19 years old and fell in LOVE. This is home to me now and I’m one of the ‘converted’ Nebraska Cornhusker fans. My husband asks me about stats, recruiting, etc, because I know more about… Continue reading There is no place like Nebraska!
I use to fish almost everyday when I grew up on the shores of Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in Idaho. So when my mother in law asked for a little fishing pole that she can use on her cards, I was happy to do it. It brought back some great memories and it… Continue reading Fishing Pole
I’ve always like the boards that parents and grandparents use to display and proudly show off the artwork of their little ones. This is a bit of an experiment one and here are a few things I learned: First, don’t leave the ‘good paint’ at the Oxford Cottage 3 hours away or you will have… Continue reading Create Display-In Time for the New School Year
I had Willow draw me a picture of her family. The guy that is falling down is Jeff. He is talking to Heather, thus the “H” in a chat cloud. Heather is responding with an “M” because she is a mom. I’m the little fat chick on the bottom right, not sure what I’m saying… Continue reading Artwork-from Paper to Wood
Be kind…it is the most important thing. This is Willow says and really works hard to do. It is a great example. With school just around the corner, I couldn’t resist trying to create some fun pencils for me to take on the bus to give to my students. Here is the first try and… Continue reading Personalized Pencils
I got a Glowforge laser cutter/engraver just before we left on vacation. I’m so excited to really start creating with it. I have plans to create things from my laser that will work in tandem with my Pazzles. I love that I am able to create the files in my Pazzles Invue software, so I… Continue reading Laser Cutter/Engraver
The last portion of 2017 and the entire 2018 year has been crazy. We bought a 2nd home in Burwell at the end of 2017 (day after Christmas) and remodeled it the first 1/2 of the year in 2018. It is now The Oxford Cottage Craft Retreat House, AirBNB and vacation home…more on that later.… Continue reading Goal Setting and Updates
I rescued some old wooden drawers from the curb that were bound for the trash. I had been trying to find a way to display some of the pieces we had picked up through our travels. I knew I wanted to do some shelving, but I realized that these dresser drawers would be the perfect way to group my stuff together and give me the look I wanted.
I have finished my desk. Things went slower than planned, but eating, sleeping, family and working are things I couldn’t ignore.
Here it is:
I left the harp and strings in the piano to keep the character and charm of the piece. I am so excited. I have actually been working at it for a few days and it is FANTASTIC. The height of the keyboard is perfect and it is so nice having the monitor at the correct height again. It really opened up the floor space and gave me even more room in my studio.
As I am looking at the photos, I realized I forgot to paint the board that I attached to the bottom after I removed the wheels. It is set just slightly back, so when I painted, I missed it, but I will get them done.
Here are a few photos of removing the base and some of the big pieces. Cleaning up the harp with the strings, etc took about 6-8 hours, because I had to use Liquid Gold on a Q-Tip to get between the strings.
I would love to hear what you think of my rescued piano desk. If you go look at this post, you can see the clean up and the story of the mouse.