Enter my handy son-in-law, Nick. He will tell you it was really because he wanted to use his brand-new circular saw, but I know that deep inside he really likes me! He announced to me about two weeks before my birthday that he was going to build a window seat for me as my gift. I was so thrilled! The little House on the Corner is on her way to her Craftsman style transformation. (Oh yes, I have big plans!) Here are a few photos of the process. See what you think!
I thought he looked a bit uncomfortable, but really, he was having a great time!
Here is the seat all framed in.
I talked him into putting board and batten paneling on the front.
It is my fondest wish to have it go all around the room. (Maybe next birthday?)
He finished the paneling and put two lift-top doors in with piano hinges.Pretty nifty! My linen closet is heaving a big sigh in anticipation of my quilts going to live in the window seat!
He wouldn't even let me paint. He wanted to do it all by himself because it was my gift.
Here it is all finished. I love how the lighting was best for this picture. Kind of like a heavenly glow!
My mother bought the fabric for the cushions as her birthday gift to me. I am anxious to start sewing tomorrow!
It was so wonderful to have my mother here for nearly a month.
She is now basking in the warmth that is Arizona...sigh!
Monday is her 89th birthday so you Zonies down there had better treat her to lots of cake! (Does she look anywhere near 89? I think not!)
I love you Mom! Happy Birthday!!