Monday, February 11, 2013


Here's the situation:
  1. We need a small cabinet, or sideboard
  2. I have my parents' old buffet
  3. It needs a lot of work
  4. It has been waiting patiently for over twenty years
  5. It is too long for the spot we have for it

So, I got to thinking, why not shorten it while I fix it? How hard could that be? What a great idea!

Now I know what you are thinking. You're thinking that is a major undertaking and will certainly take much, much longer than just fixing the buffet. Well, that is what you should be thinking, and if you are not, you too have no time reality. You should probably see someone about that - dangerous thing - bound to get you into trouble.

Anyway, you're right - it will take longer. But I'm going to do it anyway. Life is too short to worry about saving time. (See what I mean about getting you into trouble...)

Here's a shot of the existing buffet:

And here's a mash-up of my first idea:

But it was still coming out too large, so I think I might go the asymmetrical route with the doors and create something along these lines:

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, here's the label on the back of the buffet:

The Ebert Furniture Co. started out in Philadelphia in 1854, then moved to Red Lion PA, before shutting down in 1959. I'm not sure how old this particular buffet is, I always though it was from the 1940's, but my brother says it used to be our great grandfather's so maybe it is older?

I think it will be nice to get this back into use.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Clara's Kitchen

So here's what I was putting all my time into before Christmas - and of course it didn't get completely finished, but my daughter didn't care one bit!

From this:

To This:
To This:

Life is good!

But awfully busy...

I'll post some additional in-between shots and what it looks like at this point (nope, still not finished) soon.