Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours….

Merry Christmas! 

Hope your home is filled with love and laughter this day, and always!

2013 Family Pic 3

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Mantel…for now!

Yesterday I finished up my most recent batch of Christmas signs, and I wondered what to do with them—other than stacking them against the wall!  I’ve been trying to do a little decorating, but my mantel is giving me a little trouble.  It’s my first year having one, and I didn’t seem to have much in my “stash” that felt right for me…and I have no desire to go out and spend a bunch of money on something new right now.

Red Hen Home Christmas Mantel 007

So…I played with the signs!

Red Hen Home Christmas Mantel 002

You know what?  I kind of like it!  A mantel full of good wishes for the season!

What do you think?



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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Grand Rustic X Buffet

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 2

The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving were SO busy….

I was working on three huge building projects.

Finishing up another table (pictures to come)….

Building another woven-back bench (this time out of cedar…it smelled SO good)…

and working on this buffet for the new owners of the Grand Truss Table.

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 3

I kept thinking that when we got back from our Thanksgiving trip, I would have a day or two to just DO NOTHING.

Who was I kidding??

When I got back from Thanksgiving, it really hit me….there’s only THREE WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 4

I’m seeing all these homes beautifully decorated for Christmas and all these holiday projects, and my house was still stuck in fall mode!

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 5

So I started hauling out the Christmas boxes, and at least for one day…I “Christmas-ified” one little corner of the home….

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 6

This buffet is a modification of Ana White’s Rustic X Buffet.   I used 4x4’s for the legs to match the chunky style of the Grand Truss table, which is why I’m calling it a “Grand” Rustic X Buffet!   The horizontal cross-pieces are made from 2x4’s to match the extra thickness of the legs, and the top used one extra 2x6.  I also changed the measurements to make this buffet 72” wide.

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 7

The finish is two thick coats of Minwax Special Walnut stain, followed by an over-glaze of black for some extra depth.  The visible hardware is all decorative.

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 8

This will go to its new home this weekend…hopefully I can get some of the rest of my house decorated by then!


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