Are we all hustling and bustling with the best of them? I went into full blown panic mode around December 5th when everyone I met wanted to know if I was about done with my Christmas Shopping?
Say what?! I thought I'd have all of December to take care of that! Needless to say, I've been all over it ever since. Little things get completed in the workshop over the Holidays. Which is as it should be. I've been spending time completing a few non-furniture rescue projects, working on a few hand made gifts, and trying to add some Christmas cheer to my home decor. January, after I catch a few bowl games, I will be back in full production. I do have a fun reveal though for you here at the end of 2013.
Remember those Sorority desks? They've been good to me this year. When my Mr. was home in October due to the "Sequester" I kept him occupied bringing to fruition one of my ideas for some of the desks. Here is #1, a lovely lady who transitioned from desk to bar/kitchen cart with an industrial feel.
She now has locking roller wheels for instant mobility, 2 removable shelves for storing some wine bottles, ice buckets, or extra serving pieces, and loads of drawer space for the straws, stir sticks, glass ware, and napkins!
This photo more accurately displays her true color, a soft cream. And I have been in love with these chunky knobs from the beginning and can't seem to ever want to replace them. Which really isn't like me at all!
And, pardon the dust that I forgot to remove before photographing, but the new top is sporting a dark walnut stain over oak, and many (MANY) coats of glossy poly. What do you think of the industrial handles on each side? Perfect for mobility, and handy for hanging up a bar/kitchen towel.
This particular cart is spoken for. She will be part of a raffle/door prize in January. I have one more of these bad boys to work on someday and then there are no more. I do have some of the great dressers from the house so hang onto your hats as I work my way through the last of those great pieces!
As Christmas nears I would like to take this time to wish you and yours a very blessed Holiday! Remember the Christ child born in the lowly stable and offering us His Grace and Salvation as the best and truest gift we may receive!