I visited her blog and started to construct Tarah's piece in my head while simultaneously singing "Happy Together" and replying to a text my husband sent me. (I'm an awesome multi-tasker.) It was coincidental to me that her name is Tarah Lynn because last night I was part of a group text message from my niece Tara Lynn. My niece just purchased her first home and is excitedly making it her own. She is enjoying it so much. I am one of the Aunts she is keeping updated as she decorates her home. Reminiscent of the time when Tara was the first child of the next generation to arrive on the scene, and we would all watch her twirl in circles and sing for us grownups, we are watching her as she takes this journey of first time home owner and delighting in every decorating decision she makes. You've met Tara at least once before on this blog. So, when I saw Tarah's blog I thought I would correlate the tale of two Tara(h)'s.
Then I read her blog further and not just one thing resonated with me, but so many other things did as well. I think this is why we fall in love with a blog. We connect with the author. We see similarities of ourselves in them. Yes, we may be total strangers but once we read what they are sharing we relate to them.
|Tarah's Grandma's House|
Tarah and her guy Joe are renovating her grandparent's farmhouse. It is the house her grandparents called home and where her mother was raised. They have graciously opened the doors to this house and let us follow along.
|Presley and Ma|
|Jack's Grandparents, his mother, and aunt.|
|Photo Courtesy of Grandma's House DIY|
Today, we will take a look at this old radio cabinet. Tarah said she knew what she wanted for her kitchen. Her list of wants were a red kitchen island with a butcher block top and it had to be on wheels. It took her awhile to figure out this would fit the bill.
Many times, I have been sent a picture of a similar radio cabinet as a "What Would You Do?" feature on our Facebook page. They all have the same thoughts that Tarah had, "If you stand it against a wall it is either useless as a shelf or you have to face the prettiest part of the whole piece to the wall."
Tarah went to work transforming this into her ideal kitchen island. It would serve as a work station and also house her cookbook collection. She sturdied the piece up, painted it the red she wanted, added a base, a butcher block top and then wheels.
Here's the back...
and take a look at the front.
You can read all of the steps Tarah took on her Grandma's House DIY blog.
While you are there, please read the story of her grandparents. So sweet. What a wonderful way she is honoring them.
There are a LOT of tips and tutorials on their blog. You will find yourself spending some time there. Don't say I didn't warn you! Head over to her Facebook page and let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin' too!
Thanks so much Tarah for sharing your fantastic furniture flip! It's also a great new use for an old object. I will see you on Twitter lady!
That wraps up another week of Furniture Flippin'. What do you think about that? See! I was true to my word. I'm back and I just delivered 7 new furniture flips to prove it! There will be five more next week. If you haven't submitted yours yet, please email me before/after pics and all the details you'd like to share to email@example.com .
If you have already submitted your flip, please know I've seen it and I'm not ignoring you. I get a lot of them. It takes me awhile to feature everyone. So, don't get mad at me. Your number will be up soon. I seldom know more than a day ahead of time, who I will feature next. You can always touch base with me again, too, if you have something special going on (sales event or if it's your birthday). Until then...
Have a great weekend!