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Thursday, March 22, 2012

~...and the SHELF goes on ~

 My HEART'S DESIRE is to have a shelf like this.....
but at $1,000.00 from MACKENZIE-CHILDS catalog,
I knew it would never happen.
sooo.....
I started smiling,
 fluttering my eyelashes (what there is of them)
and sugar dripping from every word that came out of my mouth,


 and MR. SWEET started getting out
HIS TOOLS....
His WORK tools ..!!

Just the meer glimpse of this black and orange
beauty can stir deep, DEEP feelings in my soul....

I know it is used for MEASURING.....
measuring things like.....oh.....I don''t  know....
SHELVE MATERIALS.

There's just something CUTE about a man that
has all this talent and tools to make his olden wife soooo happy. 



Can ya see it ?
Is it beginning to look like THE shelf....?



..... I THINK SO, TOO
;>)



I. AM. EXCITED.
 P.S. I can't wait to get to the point of PAINTING. 
Mr. Sweet thinks that part is going to be the hardest.
I keep telling him we will paint it as close to MACKENZIE-CHILDS painting as we can
but if it doesn't look just like theirs, I am NOT going to be the least bit unhappy.







Love it already..........but......well.........
I love HIM more. ♥ ♥ ♥

I am joining in the fun with

41 comments:

The French Hutch said...

bj, When I received my Mackenzie-Childs catalog I immediately though of you when I saw the page with the shelf. I think Mr. Sweet is doing a great job for you. I can't wait to see it finished.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's going to be gorgeous!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is going to be wonderful. How great that he is making it just for you. Keeper for sure. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen Grace said...

What a talent! The shelf looks just like the MC one as far as shape, you can paint those stripes you know you can!
I'm laughing about you getting Mr. Sweet to do your bidding, I think he knows what side his bread is buttered on;>)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your shelf will be way better because A) it is made with love and B)did not cost $$$$$$$! Mr. Sweet is such a good guy!
hugs, Linda

Theresa said...

Mr. Sweet is our Hero! I know that it is going to be so beautiful! Can he come stay with us in Georgia for a while? Hehe, I could sure keep him busy at my house! You could come too and cook some of those delicious meals that you are famous for:) HUGS!

Vee said...

My aunt started doing her china linen cabinet (an old china cupboard) in this style. She quit pretty early and said "good enough." I think you'll have more patience than she did. I'll send you the link to show you what she did. It's actually on my blog somewhere.

Mr. Sweet is amazing! Imagine what he could do designing his own stuff? You two could get rich and famous. Even more famous than you are already.

Rita May said...

I told Larry that men look the cutest when they are building something for us. It's true!

Jenn said...

Will this go in your spare room? (Isn't your spare room black and white, if I remember correctly. With a little red?) Great looking job on the shelf. :) PS Hello stranger! Jenn

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is going to be great!! I know it!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Bj that looks identical!! I can't wait to see it painted! What a great hubby you have:)

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH- What a talented man you got there,Bj. What a blessing to have a great husband that is also handy. I have a great (but UNhandy) hubby! lol I can't WAIT to see your unit all done and I'm betting it's gonna look better than the original! xo Diana

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

OH! It is looking so good! Mr. Sweets is doing a wonderful job....

Loretta said...

What skills...you'll have it in a bit! you lucky girl! hugs

laurie said...

thats so sweet, what a guy. Great shelf too, I think he should make that bench next, yup, I do.

TexWisGirl said...

so jealous of your handyman! :)

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
Can I borrow him......LOL!
You are so lucky to have such a talented man. I can't wait to see the shelf after you've painted it.
Wow.

hugs
Sissie

Designs By Pinky said...

Your Mr. Sweet IS so sweet to make your shelf....and make your heart go pitter patter:):) Mine does too! XO, Pinky

Shirley said...

Hi Bj, I am so glad that I found your blog and have enjoyed reading it very much. I will be back to see your shelf when your Mr. Sweet gets it done. Have a great weekend. Your New Missouri Friend.

Madeline's Album said...

You are so lucky to have a husband who can make great things for you. I can't wait to see the finished shelf. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

iSavortheWeekend said...

How exciting! I love it too, it's so adorable!! No kidding? $1000?? WOW!! My hubby recently built me a kitchen shelf and I absolutely love it. I have a place for my cookbooks. I can't wait to see your finished product. Your hubby is very talented!! :) Here's my shelf if you wanna take a look at it: http://isavortheweekend.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-kitchen-shelf-finally.html

Debbiedoo's said...

How fun! The painting will be the fun part for sure. You have quite the man there!

All Ways Designing said...

Oh, how precious that shelf is already - and after being painted, just think how much MORE precious it will be!! You're blessed BJ!!

Jan ♥

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

It's PERFECT!!! Mr Sweet is OH SO SWEET!!! It's amazing what POWER a women has over her man... I don't bat my eyelashes, "I bake pies",hehe!!! Your shelve is AMAZING!!! are you going to work on the bench seat next? Just KINDA leave the catalog OPEN on his work bench...OR COPY the PHOTO of the bench and use it on that wonderful breakfast tray!!!It would make a WONDERFUL placemat!
Can't wait to see the finished shelf!
Hugs,
Donna

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Well no wonder you get excited whenyou see that measuring tape..If my Mr. S. could create like your Mr....i would be whistling Dixie...he is so talented...the painting is the fun part

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Lucky You! Do share when it is done!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, you lucky gal! It is going to be a true knock-off. . Can't wait to see it all finished and hanging in your adorable house. Hugs, Karie

Pondside said...

There's just something so heart-pumping about a man with woodworking tools and the plans for something for the house! I can't wait to see that shelf - it will be gorgeous!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

It's going to be so wonderful, I'll be following along to see Mr. Sweet's great talent come to life!

mississippi artist said...

I love Mackenzie Childs, so I can't wait to see this shelf. I just know it will be so cute.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

How lucky we are, to be married to *HANDY MEN*!!! :-)))))

"If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life."
~Henry David Thoreau

Rettabug said...

♫ ♫ Lucky-Dog, Lucky-Dog ♫♫

I wish my DH was as handy with tools! Its going to be BETTER than the MC one, because of all the love he has put into it. Give him a BIG HUG of gratitude, will ya'?

and here is one for YOU, too, for all the smiles you send our way.
{{{HUG}}}
Rett

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Now I am excited for you! This is brilliant and the way I see it very doable. I have got to get ahold of their catalog...haven't been to Mackenzie-Childs since they moved from upstate New York and I love their work!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a wonderful husband you have to do this for you! Can't wait to see the final results!

Katherine

Whimsey Creations said...

You are a lucky woman! How sweet he is to do that for you. Unfortunately my dh isn't too good at wood working - poor thing - he tries now and then but I'd never get anything that looks like your shelf LOLOLOL

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh my, the sight of a man with power tools makes my palms sweat ! I was really hoping to find Mike Holmes under my tree (with my Sweeties permission of course :) ) can't wait to see the finished product.
sooo Jean, my dad was born in East Texas and my family name is Ramsey. I know lots of Ramsey's went to Texas from Georgia and other points. Maybe we are cousins.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I know I commented but maybe I said something ...not good? :( I love the shelf..he is such a good husband. Your Mr. Sweet!

kitty said...

That Mr. Sweet is the BEST!!

Susie said...

BJ...what a handy man you have there. I can't wait to see your wonderful shelf complete. You better give that man plenty of hugs. I have an awesome handy man myself.:):) Smiles , Susie(She Junks)

Carla said...

MR. SWEET better mass produce those things. Wow $1000 for the shelf. I'm betting the one Mr Sweet makes will be even better and will have more value because y'all make it.
His is looking good!

Diann said...

Oh BJ! You are such a tease! I can't wait to see the finished shelf. that is so awesome Mr. Wonderful built this for you. What a great guy! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!