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If you go by what I’ve posted on this blog over the last say, oh… 10 years, you probably come to the conclusion that all I do is make cards and other little paper goodies.  That is a good percentage, but definitely not all.

My husband, Don, is an amazing craftsman.  He’s been making pieces of furniture for the family for quite some time.  More recently, we’ve been collaborating on pieces for our granddaughters.  I’m going to be sharing these as we complete them.

Starting with a toy box/book shelf we’ve just finished for our youngest granddaughter, LilyAna…

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We start with a design meeting.  He usually has some idea what he wants and knows what I’ll want.  That’s one of the advantages of a 37 year marriage!

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We actually had to make a small adjustment at this point, as the toy box was a tad too deep.  Don is a master at making those adjustments!

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I should note here that the basic design came from my daughter in law.  She sent a picture to Don and we took it from there.

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Adding the base coat of paint.  My daughter in law did ask for an owl.  LilyAna’s spirit animal.

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This is the second project we’ve done with Pepto Bismol pink.  Also, I shopped and did research to find the perfect box closures.  These will not allow the box lid to fall on our Princess Rosebud (LilyAna).

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Now let me gush for a minute.  My hubby doesn’t paint details.  He usually leaves that for me.  Because of the awkward angles, he did a great deal of it himself and I’m SOOOOO proud of him!!

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He even did most of these tiny cherry blossoms by himself!

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Other details….

Owls.  I drew and colored the Owls on cardstock then cut them out.  Don applied them with Mod Podge.  The final coat of spray Mod Podge sealed it all together.

Flowers.  Same process as owls.

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The fence was all Don’s idea.  He made it out of 1/4″ plywood, assembled and tacked it on.  I think it’s the perfect addition!

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And just like that it’s ready for our granddaughter.  Tell me what you think!

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