Thursday, August 13, 2015

Maker Movement


I think DL has been feeling left out lately, and I told him that if he keeps building the same stuff, we couldn't really write about it.  Then I said, "What about those 247 pictures you've ripped out of catalogs and magazines?  Can't you build one of those things?" and build he did. 

(If you've been around awhile, you know how this works.  DL does the talking and my comments are parenthetical, in italics.)



DL: For about two years, I have been keeping a file (Kirby: When he says 'file?' He means a pile on the stool next to his chair in the sunroom.) of pictures of things that I could make out of scraps of stuff we have in the workshop.  I usually ask Kirby and Densen what they think and then we tweak it a little. (Densen is one of the owners of the shop where we sell DL's stuff. I actually think he has a little more influence than I. I used to have more say-so, but nowadays I'm relegated to choosing stain color.)

DL: This bar cart is similar to one from a Pottery Barn catalog, with enough differences that it isn't copying.  (It's like a cross between the Harris bar cart and the Hamilton kitchen island...both of which are priced double or more than our cart!) All of the pieces are left over from other projects, except the handle, which I had ordered for another project that got put on hold. (Because the two he made previously haven't sold yet.)  The frame is reclaimed wood from a factory that closed, the wine rack was $5 from the same factory, the off-white paneling for the shelves are from the bathroom renovation (you can see the ones we kept here) and the copper is left over from the factory.




Kirby has taught me that it's good to make things that are multi-purpose, so this can be used as a bar cart or as a kitchen island.  It has wheels and can be moved around, if necessary. (Kirby also said that you need a lip on those bottom two shelves so that your liquor bottles don't get knocked to the floor.)



It generated a lot of interest when we dropped it off, so I hope it sells soon! (Me, too.  But if it doesn't? At least it used up some more of those zillion pieces of wood.)

I am linking to a plethora of parties on this one...DL loves the attention!




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17 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this turned out so great! i love the look and of course i knew the price would be better than PB and you are getting one of a kind here!

Leslie Sciandra said...

This is really beautiful! I wish I could buy one...no room in my house and I live 1200 miles away. Really a great piece!

Cindy said...

Where? Dropped it off where? I'm local and would love to see it as I love it!

Art and Sand said...

Steve would love this! Too bad the shipping across country would be ridiculous!

Kirby Carespodi said...

This is for Cindy, because you're listed as a no-reply blogger. The bar cart is at Elizabeth's at Hanes Park in Winston.

Eliesa Prettelt said...

It is beautiful! I LOVE the wheels!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

That copper is so great! And those wheels! Nice job D.L

Marie Blackburn said...

Swooning over that copper top. I bet this bad boy doesn't last long in the shop!

Rose L said...

It is so great so sure it will sell fast! I think of it as a tea cart for serving tea!

Donnamae said...

I love that cart! Beautiful! I'm sure it'll sell quite quickly! ;)

Feral Turtle said...

A job well done and fantastic finishes! Good luck with a speedy sale. Cheers

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Very impressive. My husband makes wooden boxes. That's all. One only needs so many boxes.

Art @ Home said...

This is so cute!!! I love the copper and the pipe towel rod.

reFresh reStyle said...

Love it and I'm so glad your liquor bottles are safe!
Debbie

Bliss said...

I love this, and I'm featuring it at this weeks Vintage Inspiration Party, so you better get the party link up with the others.

Bliss said...

I love this and I'm featuring it at this weeks Vintage Inspiration Party. Thanks for linking up. (That's what I meant to say).

Holy Craft said...

This looks great! What a great project. Pinned it!

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