My sweet husband is a Jack of all Trades. Literally. His middle name is Jack. And he is good at doing many things. God blessed him greatly as a “handy-man.” I am blessed greatly having one!
One of his favorite things to do is to build stuff. Another is to tear stuff apart to see how it works. It’s the engineer in him.
He has built many things for our house.
Not to mention he also designed and built our house! Really! There were only five things we didn’t do or at least help with. Dry it in, put the sheet rock up, build the cabinets (because he had other things to work on and those were built towards the end and I was about to pop with twins), the heating and air conditioning, and laying down the carpet and linoleum. Everything else, including the chimney, he did or helped with.
Yes, I am bragging just a bit.
Would you like to see some of the things he has built for us? Let me take you on a tour.
This was one of the first things he built for me. It is a shadow box for my wedding bouquet. The bouquet was glued on the mirror, but fell off during a move. I have jiggled it around to get it where you can see the flowers and not the handle.
MM built this shelf/curtain rod to go over the window in our den. He actually built two. The one you see in the picture and one for a smaller window. Now, this one is in the boys’ room and the smaller one is in my sewing room. The curtain rods are hidden behind the front board. They are not in use at the moment, at least not on this one. Although looking at this picture I am quickly changing my mind.
This little table stood proudly on the middle step in our stairwell for several years. I just moved it to this corner in our breakfast room so I could have a place to put my blue tooth speaker. We don’t have a single radio in the house. MM got me the speaker to sync to my phone. Ya gotta love technology.
Don’t make fun of that pitiful look plant. We had a kitten that pounced it almost to death. It is trying so hard to make a come back.
Little One asked him to build her a peg shelf to use in her kitchen to hold pot holders. I also asked for one to hang stuff on. My original project I had made ended up being a dud and fell apart. Now, I am in search for just the right thing.
That’s my Little One and her husband on their wedding day.
He built this table for our bathroom last summer. You can read about it here.
Now on to some bigger things.
Quick funny story. I had some ladies over and one asked me if was a Shaker style table. I said yes, and shook the table. At first, MM had not stabilized the legs very well and it shook. Therefore, I had a shaker table. He has since gone back and secured the legs better. haha
His next project…
Another mantle, only this time as a headboard for our bed. I am in love with this idea. He really liked it to when I showed it to him. He keeps asking me what kind of decorative molding I want and could we make the padded part where the fireplace normally would be and how? The sewing part he leaves to me.
I also have a “Projects For My Hubby” board on Pinterest. The list is getting longer and longer! lol
I am so thankful that God gifted my husband with the talent, skill and love to build thing. I had never really thought of these as gifts from God until recently. I mean I knew it, but had not put much thought into it. He knew I would need and love having such a husband! And my sewing and crafting skills work hand and hand with his wood working skills. He builds shelves and tables and I sew curtains and pillows all to make our house a home.
Speaking of sewing, I have some more pillows to work on.
Until later, Jayne