The Wonderful World of Woodworking

One of my goals this summer is to learn how to use the saw, as you’ve heard me say and I have more motivation than ever. I ‘met’ Kevin aka Grover recently and love his new feature

There’s also this:

There is so much inspiration! I’m thankful for the tips and love seeing what others are creating. It’s so helpful in overcoming my fears. It’s no secret that I love design and DIY but making my own furniture or accents would be so rewarding!

I love what he’s doing to his beach house kitchen. Check out the backsplash! Here is his post:



I decided to add some small shelves on each side of the window and also changed the orientation of the wood for some additional contrast.


I got things moving down the side wall. It’s looking good. We debated leaving the wood natural but between having glued directly to the Formica backer board and having a good amount of it showing and not really being able to extend the power outlets to sit flush on the boards we decided it would be best to continue with out plan of painting the boards.


Here is the window with the shelves painted. You will notice we did a kind of whitewash/distressed look. I think it is turning out real well.


I also changed the orientation of the wood over the stove, it might be hard to see in the picture but the last board has 45 degree bevel towards the wall to allot for removal of the range hood if needed. I even tested getting to the screws and didn’t have any trouble.


ealous? YES! So, if you’re like me and want to learn more, head over and become a follower! There is an extra incentive you won’t want to miss too – an awesome giveaway! My goal in the next few months is to have this:

posted on my side bar. 🙂

Thanks Grover for sharing your projects! Welcome to blogging!


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