I am so intrigued with building my own furniture. Ever since I ran across Ana White’s site, I have been totally excited about it. Unfortunately though, I have only taken the time to build one piece. Yes, one measly old piece, but it is my favorite piece in our house. Our dining room table. We totally love it! We can fit a large amount of people around it and serve all of our food. You should have seen what we were cramming around before that! It was one of those small little circle tables that converts to a slightly larger oval. Yeah, doesn’t even come close to fitting all 8 of us around it! So now that it’s starting to get warmer, I’m itching to do a little more building.
I think the shorter shelves look nicer, but I like the functionality of the taller ones. Once I decide how much goes in the room, I will be able to decide which ones we need the most. We are planning a serious decluttering session!
Another sore spot in our home is right by the front door where everyone kicks off their shoes. We do have a shoe shelf right behind the door, which helps, but I’d like it to look a little nicer. So I’m thinking about making an entryway locker.
I could go on and on with ideas from Ana White’s site! I will be trying to find some time to get out to the workshop soon so we can tackle some of this! It’s been hard to find the time to do any of this with a baby in tow, but thankfully my husband enjoys it about as much as I do, so hopefully we can find some time to put some of this together!
What about you? Have you ever tried building any of your own furniture? What’s your favorite piece of furniture in your home (even if you didn’t build it)?