Friday, November 20, 2009

And the final project of the week

This is the view from the doorway leading into my kitchen. Notice how there are NO cabinets on one whole wall of my kitchen. I never understood that. My only thought is that they would have closed up the kitchen too much. So, I have no cabinet space, like literally, NONE.


To combat the need for more cabinet space, Mr. Dunbar made these shelves for me.


The inspiration being the cafe shelves from Ballard's. (Which are $99 each plus tax and shipping at $20.95. They would have cost almost $250.)

But a little of Mr. Dunbar's time, okay an entire Sunday afternoon, and this is what I got for around $45. (Directions are from Beneath My Heart.)


I think he did a pretty darn good job.

And to end this post on a cute note with bed head.


16 comments:

Nancy said...

Love it. Love it. Love it. The red birdcage is fabulous too. The baby definitely adds to the ambiance as well! :)

Anonymous said...

Great job Mr. D.!!!!

The shelfs look beautiful, but the most important thing is that your wife is so happy!!!

what I love more is the;
"Honey, PLEASE DO List"

wifes GIVE their HUSBANDS to so many opportunties to complete projects which make HER HAPPY but the BEST part is that she gets to brag about how GREAT HER HUSBAND is. . .

And you my son in-law, in 6 short years, have become a Great husband!

By the way, the shelfs look beautiful! I can hardly wait to see the next project you complete! ha, ha, ha,

Love ya, Mrs.V

Lori said...

That looks awesome! Seriously, your kitchen looks like something out of a fun magazine. Well done!

Tawny said...

GREAT job Scott!!! They look great! I am now trying to figure out a place in my house for Joe to make and hang some!!!

jen@odbt said...

Very impressive. The best part is that little cutie. Enjoy your weekend!

Jill said...

ABSOLUTELY LOOOVE them!! Great job Mr.D!! and the little happy note at the add- adorable too! :)
Blessings!
Jill

Jamie said...

He did a great job!

patty said...

lol! cute post!
love the pop of red in the birdcage in all that beautiful white! {oh yeah, and the shelves look awesome!!} :)

whittakerwoman said...

It is awesome! LOVE IT! H

Genn said...

I have seen those Ballard shelves and I LOVE them! My Mom made some and painted them black in her kitchen. They are beautiful! Yours look great. And what pretty dishware you have sitting out on them. I wish I had a free wall in my kitchen to do the same.

Mrs. C... said...

Mr. Dunbar should receive the HUSBAND of the Month award!!! Well done! Good imagination and creativity friend.

Lissa said...

I love open shelving in the kitchen. sometimes I wish I had done that instead! Your last picture is too cute! real cutie!

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness--you are brilliant! They look AMAZING. Love the red pop with the birdcage, and the cute pop with bed head. [You two are gonna collapse after your company leaves :)]

Nancy said...

Just wanted to let you know.. I tagged you on my blog. Happy Day to you... xoxo Nancy

janna@2cool4myminivan said...

Hi! I found your blog through my good friend Nancy (Goat & Kid Nancy). Love your shelves! Thanks for posting the how-to. Living in California for me means beauty all around, but limited square footage! Shelving makes my life easier and my house more organized.

julie said...

oh! they are perfect! darn! i wish i was missing some cabinets! tell your hubby, great job!!!