Monday, September 6, 2010

honey do list (3 of 3)

Awwww....can you tell that's Isabella? Kinda looks like my Suzy doesn't it?? This picture was taken exactly 6 years ago. Same time of year, Isabella is holding a doll car seat with her baby strapped in and a blanket over the top to keep her sleeping. See how she even has a purse packed? That was holding the baby bottle and toys for the doll. Mimicking what I would do with William at that time. :) Loved how she would mama. I still remember that morning...feeling quite accomplished to get Isabella, Jack, & William up, dressed, fed, and out the door while still morning. I think I took a picture just because I was just so proud of myself. Not sure where Jack is in the picture...but how's 2 out of 3?

So anyways....I put the picture on to show you the bench....the progression of the bench. See it in the back ground? Back in the day it was
It served us well as a place to keep shoes, and one basket with hats & mittens.

About 4 years later we painted it black and used it various places in our house. When we moved back in December, I decided to use it in our entry way. It now is used for toys & books. While I still love it, I really wanted to give it a re-do. Rather I wanted hubby to redo it.

So last week he got to work. Building sides for the bench, while I worked on a cushion.

He also......used some leftover wood from the lockers & he built a matching shelf.

Completely in love with the new lighter look this entry way has. (Sorry for the dark picture~should have taken it during the day)
I added one basket to the bench, and was in shock that Target still carries the same baskets. Although the 2 I had were pretty worn~they still match. Love to hide those books now. And the shelf at the top~is a complete improvement to a the mirror, in my opinion.

Tomorrow I think I will copy myself from the first picture and make another bittersweet wreath to hang from the coat hooks on my new shelf. Which looking at the ages of those little people in the first pic~I wonder how on earth I even had the time to pick the bittersweet and make a wreath 6 years ago???

quote of the day:
William: "I can smile bigger than anyone. Except for God. He has a really big mouth."


Rosetta said...

I like the new look. I think I should hire your hubby to make some shelves for my bedroom....

Beth said...

Where do you find bittersweet? I've been wanting to gather some up for years now and have no idea where to find it.

sherri said...

Oh the sweet. I loved that cute little house in warm and inviting. And I remember that wreath and those sweet little kiddos at that age too.

Love the new look. :)

My Life said...

okay....I love love it!!! You are making me so jealous!!! As I have said before...your hubby needs to start a woodworking shop and teach other husbands how simple and easy it is to improve on things around the house. Or he could teach me....I am so longing for that kind of shelf and bench in my really needs some work. We have so many shoes and coats...Hey if you have any ideas on what I might do myself let me know. That might happen quicker then hubby doing it. :)) So i missed you this was total chaos! But I will be coming up saturday and sunday next week...sunday I have to go to syranac and would love to see you on my way back. How close are you to there? love your little cute house and your taste girl.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! I am sure that my house would look much cuter with a new wreath as well!!!! LOL ~B

Mary said...

So, so sweet. You have incredible taste. Just love what you and you're handy-man can do with a place.

RosyRose said...

That turned out so cute Heather~

I love the shelf too!!