Friday, July 18, 2014

Auf Wiedersehen

We sold the house!

Funny to think, or maybe somewhat silly since we have done so much work to the house, then decide to sell it. Honestly, it was with a heavy heart making that decision. I loved this house... But there were a few things that helped the decision, that this wasn't our forever house.

We will be at our other house, our rental in NW Montana till we find another house, the 'forever' house, the last time we move! Anyone else hate moving? I used to love it... Not so much anymore.

I will miss the views.... The lake and the community. The couple who bought the house seem perfect for the beloved 'Hope Haus'.... And seem to have some great ideas to enhance her. I will be excited to drive by once and awhile to see what they've done... Hopefully they won't think I'm stalking...haha.

I hope to continue blogging ... DIY's, home searching.... Etc.  I also hope you will all continue to join me on this exciting and new journey. I won't be using this blog address anymore.... I feel I need a new beginning and retire this one with the house. So please join me here: 3 Vogel

Friday, March 21, 2014

DIY TV Console

The B man did it again. What did he do? He made me a TV CONSOLE...

After months of trying to find the right media console, with no avail...
I soon came across a blog I follow, and..Eureka! This was perfect! So the hubs got to it and here are the results:

I changed the stain from the original dark walnut (used in the inspiration piece) to a weathered grey. And as to not bore you with all the details and pics of us cutting, sanding and staining the piece, just tap the link above to get directions and dimensions on how to build this great tv console. Notice we didn't add the middle brace piece, like in the original. I would definitely add it if I were to place the tv on the unit. I kinda regret not adding would have helped hide those darn cords!

B man will be making a second one for his sister too.... can't wait to see how hers turns out and what stain she'll choose. I still need to play around with the 'stuff' displayed, add some baskets, and maybe a figure out a better way to hide those pesky cords!

A big thank you to and her husband's blog,
for the inspiration and tutorial.