Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Half the fun of a new bench is dressing her up!...

I've been buying books just for their pastel jackets lately at the you do that?

A good read....pearls and an old key.........likeable things.

Yes...I did make the house quilt....

Years ago on a business trip with my man.

He took care of business while I sewed in our hotel room...

You can get a lot done with no interruptions!!!!

There you have the $15.00 shabby bench...

of course it helps to have a talented husband too!

Makin my world a little day at a time.



  1. Yes, you two are a great team!! Well done!

  2. Beautiful, Kathy. You did a fantastic job on it, chickee.

    Hope all is well with you and hubby.


  3. Oh, and that quilt is are a girl with hidden talents...

  4. Not too shabby...LoL
    So you have a handy man, too. It is very nice to have a man that is a jack of all trades.
    Nice to ask for something in the morning...and decorate it by evening...
    hope everything is good...

  5. Kathy I love the books and the quilt. So pretty!

  6. Wow! Your bench is gorgeous...all shabby and wonderful!

    I was just wondering...does your carpenter need another wife? I am in desperate need of a carpenter that can read my mind;?!

    Have a wonderful evening!

  7. Kathy, how lucky to have a handy man! I am impressed that you take your sewing machine with, now that is awesome! Love your quilt, it is beautiful!

    Thanks for the visit, appreciate it so very much. Come again and we'll have a cup of coffee and chat!


  8. You dressed her up so very pretty! You are very lucky to have a husband to be able to make such a pretty bench...I have to call good ole Dad for those projects :)
    Have a great day!

  9. You both did a fantastic job! I love the bench and I love the way you accessorized it even more! I like the shells in the jar and I like the idea of buying pastel coloured books. I never thought of that, thanks for the idea!
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  10. Dear Kathy...Oh my. The bench is awesome. Love the quilt, too. Just read about your husband's surgery and fight against cancer. I am so glad the chemo treatments have been successful in shrinking the tumors. I know how brutal that process can be so I'm so glad it's over. Also, that surgery was perfomed. May God continuye to bless you both and see you through this major storm of life.

    And Kathy, THANK YOU for becoming my 97th Follower. I am very excited about that. Come by to visit often. Sincerely, Susan

  11. Your shabby bench is just darling and looks so cute under your house quilt! Love your pastel books have never done that. What a sweety you married!~Hugs, Patti

  12. Hi Kathy,
    Tell Dave I am very impressed with his bench.
    what a sweetie he is to make it for you just like that, and you did a great job on the painting and decorating. You guys do make a great team. Your quilt is also gorgeous.
    All very pretty. You have talent kid what else can we say!! lol
    Seriously you do such a fabulous job and I always enjoy coming by and seeing your fun
    Blessings, Nellie

  13. He had that made by 12?!?!? You guys are an amazing team!

    I'm hosting a new meme and would love to have you come and participate. It's called "Summer Sundays" and it's all about what summer means to YOU. Perhaps it's something your Mr. has whipped up for you? Hope you'll come and join us.

    - The Tablescaper

  14. Oh pretty. You ARE a great team!!!
    LOVE how you've decorated your bench. Just perfect.

  15. Kathy Dear ~ He made a fabulous bench lickety split and you decorated it to shabby perfection - what fun for you two!! What a beautiful home and life you have been making together - and just keep on making it - every day and night - in every way....


    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

  16. What a fabulous looking bench! You guys did a super job on it! xxoo

  17. This is so beautiful!!!! You guys are an amazing team :-)

  18. Hi Kathy!
    I love everything that you do! I wish I had a man who could make such a wonderful bench. One of the girls at the shop sells benches that her husband makes. I have always wanted one and now I definitely want one!
    I love how you have it decorated and yes, I've been known to buy books just for the jackets! LOL! And, I have to say something about your's beautiful!


  19. Yes Kathy, you make a great team.... continued prayers.. hugs ~lynne~

  20. I envy you your husbands abilities to make things with his hands. Really cool. And I love the way you "dressed up" that bench. I have a new bookshelf in my office, and you gave me some ideas!



  21. Amazing!!! I want one now!!!! I agree with you about the books, I always buy ones with the right sort of covers sometime to fit in a scheme. Yours look wonderful. You make a great team! karenxxxxxxx

  22. I love your shabby bench and all the goodies you decorated with! The soft colors are so nice against that gorgeous quilt! The pastel books were a great idea too!

    Nita Jo

  23. CUTE! This is EXACTLY how my hubby and I work! I say I like something and he makes it for me and I paint it and shabby it up. We're both very crafty and make a good team! I love that in a marriage! :D Nice work you two!!
    Betsy :)

  24. Hi Kathy! Your tag team bench is a shabby chic knockout. I love the way you accessorized it and I love that precious quilt too!!

    Susan and Bentley

  25. Hi Kathy! So nice to meet you and visit your sweet blog! So bright and cheerful :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

    Kindly, ldh

  26. Love the the team work.

    Happy thoughts to you,

  27. Hello Kathy!
    what can I say.. you're not only very talented and have the best taste in beautiful things, you also have a crafty husband!That bench is just perfect and I truly love how you dressed it up.
    so many lovely things..!
    Well, well done!
    Have a great day and a lovely weekend
    xx Flaviana

  28. What a great bench! You two are a great team! Love the pastel books(never thought to color coordinate before but I will be doing that now!) and your quilt it beautiful! Wishing good thoughts for your hubby and you!

  29. Oh my gosh..... I just can't believe how perfect that is.... LOVE it... and your quilt is DELISH. A lovely back drop for you new little benchie...

    Warm hugs,

  30. Your blog is such a gift, how blessed are WE!! The sharing of both of you and your hubby's talent, love, treasures is truly a gift that I am happily blessed to be a recipient of! Both of you remain in my prayers!

  31. Oh Kathy- your bench is wonderful.
    I hope you and your husband are doing well-
    You are so beloved.

    I love that idea about pastel book jackets and sewing in the hotel room!

    White Spray Paint

  32. What a great couple you two are!!!! I love your bench and that house quilt is so cute. Now if I could just get my hubby to built some things for me...LOL.

  33. Just one little comment?! I would have to add it to the "Honey Do" list, and add the materials to the "Need to Buy" list, and then give a FEW reminders...

    How sweet of Dave to want to please you! You two are a wonderful couple. I am still praying for the both of you.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.