Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Studio Furniture

I consider myself very blessed that I have a husband who is willing to indulge my every need. Okay, maybe not EVERY one. But when I recently was thinking out loud about how I'd like to take that teeny, tiny cast-off kitchen table out of my studio and replace it with a lovely new cutting table with storage area....well I lucked out. We figured out dimensions, made a plan, bought supplies, and he and his brother got to work. Later I got to help with the varnishing.

We moved the cutting table into my room about a week ago...and I've been busy filling up the storage area with all the storage containers that had been stacked around the perimeter of my room. It's not totally done yet as we have doors to put on yet so that all the storage area will be enclosed. But now that I'm looking at it, I think I wouldn't have minded leaving it wide open....oh well, too late as the doors have already been varnished. Here is one side:

And here is the other side. I can actually fit in 32 (16 on each side) of those plastic storage containers that you see. But I don't have that many right now. Notice I said "right now". Tee hee!

Every morning we have a ritual in my house. Abby walks on me to wake me up. No need for an alarm clock in my house. She's pretty consistent with her timing too. Yep, right around 5:00 a.m. Ugh! I feed her and Zoey, make coffee, get the wood stove going, get coffee, sit down to the laptop on the couch to check emails and what's happening on the World Wide Web. Then, once I've settled in, Abby climbs onto my lap to have a snooze and sometimes check out the Web too. I happened to have my camera nearby this morning so I snapped this shot.

It can sometimes get challenging to balance the laptop on my legs and make room for Abby all at the same time. Can anyone guess whose web site I was viewing?


  1. Ooooo-what a beautiful cutting table and what a sweet husband to make it for you! Enjoy!
    Abby is so cute and I know just what you're saying about balancing cat, laptop and cup of coffee!

  2. What a very wonderful table! Now you just need a mid-arm to go with it!

  3. Wow! Have you considered hiring your hubby out? There are a lot of us who would love his handiwork in our studios!!

    Hee hee, my kitty likes to check her e=mails on my knee too ;0)

  4. That is a to die for cutting table. I'm curious about the top grid. Did you paint it of buy something or ....I can't tell by the photo.

  5. Lucky girl ! I wouldn't have mind not getting doors neither.
    who's site is it ?

  6. Great husband to make you that wonderful table. Love that it has the storage underneath. Talented Man.
    Love kitty too. Pets are really family members and the best companions.

  7. That Bob is such a sweet hubbie! Can you send him out my way ?

    Loved hearing about your morning ritual. Sounds like fun. What is Abby's favorite site?

    auntie jude

  8. Great table........can't get over how neat and tidy it is? Nice that your hubby is so accomodating! Cool!

    Love, violette

  9. I have a morning kitty, too! It's so nice to wake up with my coffee, email, and kitty purrs. Abby is adorable :)

    Fantastic table!!

  10. that looks like the cutting table of my dreams! I do not have such a handy husband, and my studio access is via a pull-down attic ladder. so only small, built it up there or folding furniture will work in my current studio. sigh. I dream!

  11. Your new table is WONDERFUL! Enjoy!

  12. what an awesome table! My husband sounds just like yours...wonderfully supportive and encouraging. Aren't they great guys?!


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