Tuesday, April 6, 2010

More Construction and a Sneak Peek!

What do the tools below have in common?

The answer is a quilter who also fancies herself a builder! Yes, Squash House Construction Company has been at it again! We have a rather large closet off the dining room that at one time had just one dowel from which to hang coats. Apparently the previous owners had to take the dowel with them, so for us it was one large empty closet. We were going to bring professionals in to set up shelves and hanging rods until I saw what appeared to be a fairly easy kit at Home Depot which would work perfectly! It took me about 3 1/2 hours yesterday and a few choice spoken words, but here is the finish below! Once we make room in the garage for Sophie's carrier, we can hang things from the bottom rod. What you can't see is on the right side I also installed some nice hooks for brooms and the vacuum cleaner fits neatly to the left of the shelves. Now I'm tempted to tackle the master bedroom closets! Oh...and I really did use one of my quilting rulers in the construction!
I've also been working in the studio off and on. Here is a sneak peek at my current project. I should have a reveal in a couple of weeks or so.

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

You have a new career and you saved a ton by doing it yourself. Congratulations. Love the sneak peek. Hey,I recognize those fabrics. :o)

Darlene said...

Way to go, Candace! Love the sneak peek - can't wait to see more.

Barb said...

What a great fix....a master of many trades...

love your block!

Kim said...

Good for you! A little construction project helps fulfill the needs of the inner carpenter and you did a very nice job of it...Martha would be proud. :-D The quilt project is looking interesting.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Candace, your a girl of all trades. Way to GO!!!

Jackie said...

Great job! I'm sure you feel great to have accomplished this on your own! I designed (and Greg installed) our closet organizers. They truly make a huge difference on what you can do with the space and how much you can store in them.

Quilt Hollow said...

Well...nice career option if you decide to go back to work outside the home! Hee!
Oh chickens are fun....anxious to see more!!

Ulla said...

After you have finished your next building project you could start advertising in the local paper!

Kaaren said...

Wanna come and do mine? I really lack in the patience department when it comes to having to construct things.

Hurry up and finish because I think I'm gonna love what you're working on!

Linda B said...

Way to go, good job on the closet. Now how about tackling some electrical or plumbing. I KNOW you do that, too!

Karen said...

New closet spaces are so nice! I look forward to seeing the reveal of your chicken project!

Linda said...

Well aren't you the clever multi-talented quilter.

AnnieO said...

They took the ROD?!! How ridiculous!

Custom closets are a joy. And doing them yourself? Priceless. Good work!

Chris said...

Great work!

Isn't it amazing what people take? When we moved into one of our houses, we found they'd taken the mailbox from the corner of the driveway!!! And the mirror from over the sink in the main bath. Oh well!

Your closet has inspired me. Our coat closet is a disaster and that's putting it mildly. But, today I'm in the knitting mood. :-)

Mary said...

Before I even read your blog, I chuckled when seeing your quilting ruler (one of your "tools of the trade") in the photo with all the other tools. Good work and how satisfying was that??

Libby said...

I do believe tools are interchangeable from quilting to home improvement. I have a little stash of 'Libby' tools - mine all mine . . . . so I can always locate them (if you get my drift)

pratima said...

You did such a lovely job with the kit, Candace :) Congratulations!
The sneak peak is so cute. Looking forward to it.

Carrie P. said...

Good job. Hmm, chickens, what are you up to now? Look forward to seeing the rest.