Tuesday, November 20, 2012

the firewood box...

It's that time of year!
The time when we start burning wood to heat our cozy little cottage.
I "hired" that talented guy from RIVER VALLEY WOODCRAFT to build a firewood box. He had the great idea to use some left-over cabinet doors for this project. For the rest of the box, he used scrap wood and we already had paint on hand.
This is my favorite type of project... FREE!
Thanks to WOODHARBOR (Urbandale, IA) for the great cabinet doors.
(you really need to check out their "project gallery" to see some amazing kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and other cabinetry work)

Here's the before pictures so you can see how he used doors...

  and now after a fresh coat of white from Sherwin Williams...

We moved my ENTRYWAY BENCH for the new firewood box.
I had fun doing a little Christmas decorating with our stairway and the new box.

The lovely little details include a festive bow with some vintage ribbon...

and some kindling...

I love how this turned out... Thanks babe... you deserve a raise :)

Enjoying the evening ambience...

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  1. That's a gorgeous box, Mimi, and I love how you decorated it too! I just love your whole house ~ it's so charming and so is your very talented hubby!

  2. Oh so pretty! Love the box and the way you decorated this corner of your home. Just lovely!

  3. Oh, I so covet your woodburner! A wood box never looked so good! Adorable!

  4. So very pretty, perfect and simple, love it

  5. YES he give him a raise!!! So pretty...thanks for linking up!!!! Deb Vintage On A Dime :)

  6. What a warm, organic and cozy area! I bet it smells fabulous too!
    LOVE the kindling containers. Very very well done!

  7. Very Pretty! Happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas! I would love for you to see my centerpiece at my Thanksgiving table :)I am following you!

  8. Visiting from Cowgirl Up. What a charming woodbox and accessories. Oh, how I miss having a woodburner...sigh. You and your husband did a wonderful job!

  9. Love it! Looks so very cozy! Liz

  10. LOVE this. Cute idea for matches and fire sticks!!! Following your blog now. Follow me too at www.sewsweetvintage.com I posted "dolled up" to the Vintage on a Dime party:)

  11. Such a good idea and great job!
    I like it very much.
    Besos from Argentina! Silvina

  12. Very nicely done and organized. Love the simplicity of your stairway and where the stove is.

    Queen Bee Cottage

  13. So cute!! What a gorgeous simple make! and made all the more lovely by the christmas decorations! J9 x

  14. okay - now this is just darling....!!!! love the look of it all! xoxo, tracie

  15. What a wonderful transformation and clever use of cabinet doors. You have created such a cozy, inviting home!

  16. How great is your firewood box. Love all the details!

    Have a blessed upcoming week.


  17. Awesome transformation and repurpose.Sharing at the party tonight- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  18. I am hosting a Holiday Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to visit :) Have a great day! Thanks Anu


  19. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  20. Your box looks perfect! What a brilliant way to hold your firewood.

  21. I love this idea. I think it would work great for the toy storage solution I am looking for! I love the kindling in the jars. Very clever. I will need to remember that if we end up in a house with a fireplace.

    Sending a Hi from Boone, IA thedabblingcrafter.blogspot.com