Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Today, I am sharing with you all our "homemade" hall cabinet.
My husband built it himself and I have to say, it was not an easy project.
This is not the first time we take on a project like this, but, for some reason, this one gave us trouble from the start. We never worked with dark stain and it proved to be a real challenge. We kept messing up, so we have been sanding for months now! LOL
Finding the metal pieces for the doors was also very difficult, so we really had to get creative.
The good news is that to built the whole cabinet only cost us $120.00 and, six months of very hard work.
Needless to say, we are both very, very glad it is finished and very happy with the way it turned out.

Here are some pictures of our "pride and joy" LOL

The only thing I bought new to decorate was the table runner.
I needed a 90" long runner in a color that would compliment the picture above the cabinet and I finally found it at HomeGoods for $14.99. Great deal!
The picture frames, charger and candle holders are gifts that my husband and children have bought for me through out the years. They all came from Kirklands.

The small clock I bought at Hobby Lobby many years ago.

View from the Formal Dinning room

Meet my assistant! That is Miss Angel. She holds the case for the camera while I take the pictures. LOL
Actually, she is just making sure I am not leaving the house without her.

All I need now is a nice carpet runner to finish that space.

And, just today, I found the perfect candles with colors that compliment the picture.
They were 80% off at Hobby Lobby, so I paid $2 each.

I hope you enjoyed our latest project. I would like to say this is our last one for this year, but it would probably be a lie. The plans for a big home renovation project are in the making right now. More to come!
I hope you are all having a great week!

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  1. Hello there Maria. I am your newest follower.
    I love your new project...It's stunning!
    i have that same picture...Tuscan scene in our Family room...You have put together everything beautifully. The cabinet is gorgeous. You have a very talented husband. Stop by and say hello...Linda

  2. Maria, that is gorgeous! Y'all are a great team...lots of stressful work there, but look how well it turned out. Beautiful work of art and love. Thanks for sharing it. Helen

  3. Maria,
    wow! that turned out fabulous! Such a beautiful piece of furniture!

  4. It will take me a few days but I would love to feature it on Scribbles and Swirls. I am IN LOVE with the scrollwork on the doors!

  5. You have the most beautiful home! I love that gorgeus large country french painting hanging in your foyer. You've hung everything perfectly and styled your table just right. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me too.

  6. Maria: Wow... what a beauty! You and hubby did a fantastic job! I love it. You did great on the staining also. YOUR home is just beautiful.
    Give your hubby a big hug. He is very talented!

    PS: I deleted my blog for now! There are several family members who have health concerns and I did not have time to blog! I will continue be on your blog with all my comments.
    Hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving!


  7. WOW I cannot believe you and your husband made that its GORGEOUS! Can you make one for me? LOL I love love love it! I just finished painting a hutch and I wanna add iron to the doors this just made up my mind! I am definitely adding them. So pretty I love it!

  8. I just found your blog through Kristen's Creations blog. I'm going to be one of your newset followers! =)
    Wow. That piece is gorgeous. I am so impressed that you made it yourselves. Amazing! I bet you are thrilled to have it finished in time for the holidays.
    have a great day~Lu

  9. Oh..I forgot to mention that I also have that same artwork in my home! ha-ha

  10. Wow, I can't believe you two made this piece ~ it's gorgeous! Everything looks very nice. I'm visiting from Kristen's and glad to have found your blog. I'm a new follower. Stop by and say hi when you can ~


  11. Hi, That is gorgeous I wish my husband could build anything,It look's stunning in your entryway
    I am your newest follower.

  12. Wow! what a gorgeous piece you've made. I love how you have styled it with the big Tuscan picture and the scroll work above that. I'm visiting from DebbieDoos

  13. Your chest is gorgeous, you have everything put together so well and I love the display. I found you through Debbiedoos's, please drop by for a visit. I'm a new follower.

  14. That is absolutely incredible! I am in awe of your hubby being able to build that and it looks just gorgeous. We are so glad you shared it with us this past weekend at Inspiration Friday and as it was our last link of the party, we are going to post it on our facebook page! :-)


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