Sunday, September 24, 2006

Dad wins the Prize for Best Kitchen Storage

There is so much going on here, but I just couldn't contain myself. I am sitting here early on a Sunday morning so I can get this post up before everyone comes over for brunch. All because I must share this object of beauty with everyone. I am the luckiest girl in the world right now and I am overwhelmed!
Here she stands in all her glory!


The idea of this project surfaced over a year ago as my Dad was settling into retirement and taking up a long awaiting hobbie in woodworking. Of course, I had to get my nose in there and see if he would build us something. And since he was more than willing, I drafted up some ideas from designs I found in magazines and websites. The main idea of this design was hidden storage and clean lines. I love organized spaces, and even though my own home is usually cluttered with miscellaneous piles of stuff all over, I still have the goal to one day have a perfect place for everything. I know this may be a bit unrealistic since my personality has the tendancy to chaos, but that doesn't mean I won't try!

Look at this interior, I have a liquor cabinet! How very grown up :)



I must say that I am completely blown away by how close the final product is to my original concept. Here are my original designs that I did from home on some lame educational version of Maya (please try to ignore the awful watermarks!).


Dad has really outdone himself with this project. You should see the drawers! No more Ikea crap drawers that fall apart after 2 months - oh no, these are high quality, smooth as silk, hardwood drawers. Yes, I am gushing, I know...but I can't help it, I'm totally overwhelmed.

Thank-you Dad!! Thank-you a million times!


6 comments:

flossy-p said...

That is gorgeous! You're very lucky.

devinemom said...

amazing work! i will order one up...

cruststation said...

Your dad is amazing, how wonderful to have made-to-measure furniture and to such great quality. Wow, I am so jealous!!

Betz White said...

that is a thing of beauty...what a gift!

Kay Darby said...

What an amazing piece of craftsmanship. Great design! And I absolutely LOVE the stain colour. You Dad is very talented.

sandra said...

Thanks all! I'm sure my dad will be tickled when he hears all your generous comments :)