Friday, February 27, 2009

Show & Tell Friday

I always enjoy visiting at Kelli's for her Show & Tell party on Fridays. I hope you'll be able to drop in and see what's new this week.

Today I'd like to share with you a favourite piece of furniture in our family room. About 7 years ago my husband and I were able to purchase our very first home and we were so thrilled. It was wonderful to have something to call our own (and the bank's :0).

What I like about having our own place is the opportunity to make it 'really' our own! And that's why one day my talented dh downloaded some plans to make a cool futon. I'd slept on some mighty uncomfortable ones in the past so I was a little leary at first. But as soon as I saw this baby all assembled I knew it was going to make sitting by our woodstove so cozy!

My job was to put on the four or five coats of varnish and really make it shine! Then I added a touch of blue to the feet to help it 'match' the decor in our family room. (Cause you know stuffs gotta match when you're a girl! LOL) Then we shopped for a comfortable mattress. We seem to always be hosting company from far and wide so we wanted to make sure our guests would come back happy to stay again. (Plus we like to have nice comments left in our guestbook!)

And we think everyone should have a little corner to crawl in when they need a good nap - and this is ours! Right in front of this.....

Thank you for looking at my show and tell and I hope you're having a warm and cozy winter....



Hootin' Anni said...

Awesome. And such a wonderful atmosphere the stove creates too. The flagstone wall is pretty too.

My Show n Tell is posted just now, won't you stop over and sit a spell while I regale the story behind it?

Have a GREAT weekend.

BECKY said...

Great corner to curl up in, that's for sure!!

Beautiful job on the bed, too!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Have a great weekend!!

Smilingsal said...

Good job. You should be proud. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday!

Spruce Creek Farm said...

Looks like a comfy corner to curl up in, all I need is a good book, comfy afghan, and a nice cup of hot tea.
I also copied down your recipe for the stuffed french toast. Can't wait to try it.

Susan said...

You both did a beautiful job.

playsdolls said...

Wonderful futon,you both did a very good job on making and finishing it.Looks so comfortable.

Anonymous said...

You two did a great job on the futon, I love it. I also like the stove, it looks so warm and inviting.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

The futon looks very comfortable. Both of you did a great job. Thanks for sharing.


Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

That is one cozy place to take a nap or maybe do some blogging!! lol Great job!!

Gayle said...

What a great project, and you have very fine woodworking skills. I'd love to curl up there right now!

Susie Homemaker said...

You both did a great job..."that's what it's about" my Dad says..."working together to achieve something you can be proud of"...and you should be. This is great and looks like it will last years longer than those store bought ones!


Carla said...

so....when can I come over and try it out??
This is so pretty, and sturdy looking! Love your wood burning stove also.