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Friday, April 9, 2010

Knock it Off….

OK, I’m just telling you now that I do not possess the skills to do any of what my featured blogger does.  But I know many of you do.  So really…….this is basically a public service announcement.  Many of you already know about her. She’s been featured by everyone and their dog……so I wasn’t going to feature her….since you probably already know about her…….then I saw my I love TCb button on her blog and she hooked me.  She loves me.  She really does. 

I am in awe of this gal Ana at Knock Off Wood.

  She completely overwhelms me and at the same time makes me SO angry she is not my neighbor.  

She is crazy talented making all this furniture.  Why spend big bucks on name brand furniture…..that I won’t mention here, because instead of being flattered by us blogging women, some of these “name brand” companies like to play bully. 

Ana’s site is FULL of different types of furniture that you can make. She supplies the plans for FREE!  FREE!  She even has a few videos showing you tips. 

I’m particularly interested in this Murphy Bed.  I have been wanting one of these in our daylight basement forever!image This is where she loses me……..but you might be smarter than me and could do this.image

How would you like to have these cool cubby shelves for a fraction of the price?  Yep she has the plans and shows you EVERYTHING you need to build these.  So inspiring.image I LOVE this bench.  LOVE!  Looking at it, I’m starting to actually believe I could make it.  She how she wears you down?image Who doesn’t covet those cool entry way cubby benches and coat hangers?  And usually they’re going to cost you about $500. image But Ana, Wonder Woman, can show you how to make it for around $50!  NO WAY! ………..WAY!

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Ooooh, I am sending these plans to my sis right away…….oh wait……she’s even less crafty than me……but look at these lounge chairs?  These would be perfect for laying around her pool this summer when I visit her.   I can just image laying there sipping on my margarita….oh wait…..I’ll be in Utah. image image Dang!  This looks like our Children’s Museum.  That is one lucky little girl.  image

What I love about Ana’s site, is that she makes us rethink our abilities.  She saves us a TON of money and she shares everything so freely.  I really think she should have her own show on HGTV…….don’t you?

Maybe if enough of us drop them an email about her, they’ll figure it out.

image Just a reminder that BIG things are happening here on Tuesday.  It’s our Spring Fling,  Myself and the other Chic Chick Media girls (tip junkie, SITS, Skip to my Lou) are giving away 2 prizes per hour!  YES WE ARE!  One here and one in our blog frog communities.  Please join my blog frog community.  We’ll be chatting it up every day about all things inspiring.

12 comments:

Grover said...

Kim,

You can totally build anything you want. That bench would be a great starter project.


I designed and built a coffee table very similar to that. It's not as hard as you think and Ana makes it easy. If you are interested I have started a Women in Woodworking Series on my blog that is getting kicked off in the next week where my wife and I are going to take building things like this from the beginning. She is a new woodworker and I am going to be teaching her and anyone else interested in woodworking the basics and then some.

Mine/our goal is to encourage any woman who has even a remote interest in woodworking to pick up the tools and get building and we will help with showing you the skills you need.

Just remember it's wood, you can get more and sometimes those imperfections are what brings that extra bit of charm to a piece.

Sorry for the advertisement but I am pretty passionate about getting women involved in the craft.

Grover
groverwoodworks.blogspot.com

Anbanan said...

I looove her stuff as well, and she really does make it seem possible! I agree she needs her own show on tv asap, I appreciate SO much when bloggers who share their ideas freely!! what an inspiration!! thanks!

Misty said...

I am in constant awe of her and I SOOOO want her as MY neighbor!!!

Amy said...

We love her at our house! And YES everyone can make her projects...trust me, I'm as novice as they come!

Teresa said...

Well now...
that gal is just amazing!
And YOU thought I was talented making my OWN cornbread! ;o)
WOW!
I need to have her blog opened up on my computer when my DAD comes to visit!
I truly do need those cubed shelves....
for my workout studio...to put my weights on.
Those same shelves are like $599 at West Elm!
I'm LOVIN her Kim!
I'll have to pop over!
And speaking of popping over...
I've tried to pop over to join your blog-frog family and for some reason the link in your post doesn't take me there. Just letting you know Sweetpea.
xxooxx
Happy Weekend!
Can't wait to your big giveaway! xo

Shell in your Pocket said...

OH I wish she was my neighbor too...or at least a friend of my neighbor :)
sandy toe

jlk said...

WOW! I now have a list of 3 things for my husband to build for me. I am accident prone, so it's really best if I leave power tools to him.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I would love to try something too. I love all her stuff. I am just not very talented in that area, but she makes it look so easy. Love & blessings from NC!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I think that bench would be pretty basic to start with! How about you try it first and let us know how it goes :)

Robyn said...

I'm in AWE of Ana's site! SHe is amazing

**Amy** said...

I recently found Ana's site too! I love how generously she shares her plans. She is a genius! I have a few more projects to add to my list because of her amazing site!

sanjeet said...

That bench would be a great starter project.
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