Did it feel like this day would never come? I know it does to my wonderful, handy, handsome husband! The DAY isn't really here according to him. The built in needs a couple of pieces of trim, under cabinet lighting, a cushion for the little reading nook, he needs to move the computer to the desk, a couple coats of paint on the very outside trim, the built in in a built in needs shelves still, the floor needs poly, he still has to cut out the five and I have to antique it and I have to hand paint the Robin above the built in in a built in and there are a couple little accoutrement's that aren't in yet. THAT being said, it's MOSTLY DONE! I couldn't stand it anymore...I HAD to show you!
If you are new to Whimages and haven't heard me drone on and on and on about this built in, you might want to read this post it has links to lots of other posts about the built in. If you are curious or are wasting some time at work! Also if you are new, this built in was originally cut into our family room wall, taking a bit of space from the garage, to make a built in entertainment center and bookshelves. Years later, we got a flat screen and no longer needed the entertainment center. So...VOILA' the NOOK was born. Or something like that!
In another post, later in the week, I'll do a before and after.
Most of these items in the Nook have significance to us. I'll just explain a few. The box with the lid on the left was made by Matt's grandfather. The school bell was his great uncle's and is neat because Matt taught school for 13 years and still works for the board of education in our county. The lidded box on the right was my husbands great great grandmothers and was hand made by her pastor, it was very sweet of Matt's Mom to give it to us. Many of the photos have meaning to us as well. The photo of the kids walking is super cool and is printed on aluminum! It looks like it's lit from within and came from the ULTRA cool and wonderful family owned business, www.pixel2canvas.com. The photo of the bridge is a tucked away little bridge in our county. Since we started dating, it's on one of the country roads that we LOVE to take slow drives on. The architectual piece above the photos came from my friends store in Bethany Beach, DE. It reminds us of the wonderful memories we have at their lovely (like so lovely it's in several magazines and 2 books) beach home. The rest I'll just let speak for it'self. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I'm so proud of the work that Matt put into this and I appreciate my father for helping with the lighting!
Give AWAY contest! You may know that I'm going to be opening an ETSY store in the near future after I recover from my recent back surgery. Here's the INFO about the give away... I am giving away a WHIMAGES.COM print of your choice (with in reason...like you can't have a photo of my children or anything ;-) ). The photo will either be a FRAMED 5 x7 or a FRAMED 8 x10, it depends on the photo. YOU have a 4 ways to win but first let me tell you how. EASIEST WAY...just leave a comment about the Nook! Then the other ways...FIRST you have to go back through the blog and FIND a photo you LOVE (hint: if you put give away in the search engine there are a bunch from my last give away, but still keep looking, otherwise you might miss something!) So the FIRST chance of winning is leaving a comment telling me WHICH photo you would choose and why. SECOND chance: become a follower or if you are one, leave a comment telling me. THIRD chance: blog about this contest or link back and LEAVE ANOTHER comment telling me you did that too! The contest ends FRIDAY and I'll use the random number generator to pick the winner! YAY!
WHITE WEDNESDAY at FADED CHARM...this is a FUN party!