After my blog post about our antiques sale I had promised a post about Buck’s house.
Buck got divorced in February. As a mom I was a little worried about him. (What mom wouldn’t be?)
I was surprised a couple weeks later when I asked how he was doing, he said he hated the way the house looked. The walls were empty and that made things feel more empty.
I wanted to offer to help but to be honest, I need a decorator. I don’t decorate. I have no eye for that at all!
Next thing I knew he was busy re-doing…re-inventing and finally I got to see his work. After begging and pleading he finally let me take some pictures. I knew you’d all love to see it too. It looks so good.
This is his dining room table. He built is and the benches.
I love it it’s chunky-sturdy look.
Flanking each of the windows is a plant….but look. He made the hangers. The tops are pulleys. I asked how he came up with that idea. He smiled and said, “Pinterest”. Awesome right? Behind is a cool rustic antique mirror.
In the living room he made this picture framed wall hanging. He bought old frames, put tin in some and stacked them. It was cool.
He has a truck from an end table and on it is his old tool box that he bought. He got it a tag sale for $65. It looked so neat there. It’s in wonderful shape. Being he is a carpenter it’s very appropriate too.
On his living room wall he has this… He made the big tic tac toe shelf. He collected some fun rustic things and added them to the shelf. I was so impressed. He did a great job.
He had this shelf back when he was married. His ex-wife had displayed some other things on there. Then the shelf looked a little too chunky. Now, it looks great with the rustic stuff on it.
He also made a great wine/liquor shelf but he was out of wine and liquor so didn’t want me take a picture of it but I loved that too.
We happened to catch him mid-project. He had just made a batch of peck boxes. He uses them during canning season. The boxes hold eight canning jars or a peck of produce.
I was so impressed with the house and the updates he’s done. It’s so good to see him thriving and happy.
Speaking of happy…he’s dating and we met his girl friend. I can only say good things about that.
It does a momma’s heart good to see her boy happy and he definitely seemed happy.