I’ve been working on a small builtin cabinets in my son’s room. This little space used to have builder-grade closet with mirror doors, which we didn’t like at all so we removed them as soon as we bought the house. Once doors for the space on top and toe kick … Continue reading
I still have lots of things to make and upgrade in my garage wood shop, but it’s organized, easy to use, and happy to be in here now.
Wreath with tiny trees I turned on lathe. Nothing fancy, but I like it. My youngest baked the cake with her dad’s help. She emphasized that she is not the one who helped, but daddy helped her. I liked how it was not too sweet.
Some photos of our house are in “GO OUT Livin'” magazine in Japan!
Easy farmhouse-looking shelf I made in one afternoon with help of my son. I scored this African man made of Ebony at Narita Airport. And this is a camera my father used to use when he was young, and now it’s mine.
I made a recessed shelf in our Hallway wall a few years ago, but I wasn’t happy about the ogee-bit edge of the shelf so I decided to cut it off. Easiest makeover!
Put a centerpiece together for Fall.
Found out the name of this orange roses. It’s “Wildfire”. While Wildfire seems to have reached its peak, the rose bush right next to it, “Black Magic”, is busy making buds. Two are already blooming! Checking these roses has become my morning routine this spring, and I’m loving it.
I am very excited about finishing the concrete steps to the garden gate. And we probably won’t try to mess with concrete again. It’s the hardest thing. Hopefully ground-cover plants will cover the ugly edges of these steps by next Spring. …It looks like I did a little bit better … Continue reading
Hung this vintage kilim rug on the wall as a tapestry. Kanji calliography (by my mom) and Japanese art used to be on the wall above, now found home right next to the sconce light.
Small linen closet in our house is complete!
March 3 is Hinamatsuri or Girl’s day in Japan. We have a traditional Hina doll set and small ones. In addition, this mobile one called “Tsurushi-bina”. It’s handmade by my mother. Wishing all the young girls in the world healthy growth and happiness.
Finally I made the transitional pieces for the step in the photo of our Living/Dining space. House projects can go forever and frustrating at times, but the sense of accomplishment is priceless.
Installed the pendant light I made with Ash and Walnut. I’m not sure about the cheap gold canopy that came with the light fixture kit, but at least the hole on the ceiling is covered after three years.
My cabinet work in the kitchen. The upper cabinets are for dishes and the lower cabinets are used as pantry only until kitchen renovation. Hopefully then, we have a bigger pantry. The pantry that used to be here when we first bought this house was disgusting. Looking at the photos … Continue reading
Arts and Crafts corner of my office… but the drawers on the left is for my sister.
Last year, my son asked me to make shelves to display his trophies, and I finally managed to make them for him. These are called “Blind Shelves” or “Floating Shelves”. I wanted simple shelves so the quality of wood stands out. My goal for his room is to include variety … Continue reading