Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday madness

 Monday's are always rough aren't they...tomorrow is the start of high school for our youngest... grade 10....I'm not sure how I have such grown children already....our oldest is starting college in a few days...I am not ready...so let's focus on some cool new pieces.... this new X base table... so simple stylish and built to last and finished in a unique multi stained finish....so in love.

 I really focus on strong joinery...I love building furniture....




 This lovely little round coffee table is a custom mix of 4 stains to achieve a co-ordinating yet not matchy finish to the dining table, I somehow have created a cool reclaimed finish I will now use on some pieces for myself...time to get back to improving the house ....it's going to be a busy few months.



you can find more of my furniture here


here's a few pics of our beautiful Mason ....for those following this blog over the years this may make you wonder where the years have gone....she is 18 and off to college....we did a fun photoshoot right before prom...that dress...that girl...love her.







Monday, August 22, 2016

April to August

I honestly can not believe it is the end of August already, the very hot summer has flown by...I have been busy getting our backyard completed after a big remodel in the fall...I have built cedar steps for the two back doors, built a coffee table for our back deck and a huge rustic dining table and ..... an outdoor kitchen but I will show you the whole backyard in another post. 
This post is just to catch you up on the craziness that has been going on...
To say lots of furniture has been built is an understatement.
I take off Sundays to relax but most days I am building something beautiful..with all I do all day I can not figure out why I am not skinny.... ugh.


Isn't this table incredible...I was very much in love with it, my first turned legs...no I don't turn now...I have a talented turner who I now work with to produce custom designed legs for me.


 These adorable display pieces I made for a local new shop in Bowmanville called Bella Fleur Boutique.


 Tamarra the shop owner has the most lovely selection of goods...I am so excited to work with her to help decorate my house for the Station Gallery Holiday Home Tour in November...I can't believe I am doing it again...http://chriskauffman.blogspot.ca/2010/11/happy-house-tour.html its been 6 years since I did the last one...take a look here at our beachy holday house tour from 2010


                      Here are more of the farm house style pieces I have been coming up with.
A tray topped coffee table.

My first round table....


Our barn door that I will sell soon because it warped a bit while I waited to carry it into the house...It would be the perfect DIY project for someone to use it as a king sized headboard....

                   My second round table with salvaged turned pedastal which I just adored honestly.
                                 A 4' wide very heavy round inspired by a RH coffee table.
                  I really need to whip myself up some of these side tables before the Holiday house tour.
My latest creation.....tada....look at those legs...they are perfectly chunky




A counter height harvest table/island...so cute, I picture it with farmhouse metal stools in black.

I wanted a cooler for drinks and didn't want to spend a fortune so I came up with this simple farmhouse style solution...a wash tub and a simple stand with bottle opener and bucket for bottle caps...

Cutest double bed...the last bed I will build, I am focusing on dining tables and awesome coffee tables.


How gorgeous is this table in this fab room....you might recognize this room is you have been a follower of this blog for a long long time....this is our last house....

So there you have it...a few of my choice pieces I am proud of...
I need a massage and a pedicure stat.
come find me here any day...https://www.facebook.com/Grayhousefurniture/
https://www.instagram.com/chris_kauffman/

I am going to make an effort to share more here more often...bye for now,
Chris.

Friday, April 29, 2016

I had to make a change today after finding out that people have been adding comments to my blog that are linked or links to inappropriate material...to keep on the safe side of things I have decided to remove all comments and the possibility of comments.
If you need to reach me please come find me on Instagram Chris Kauffman....
I have been very busy with Gray House Furniture....I don't have time to blog very often but occasionally I will post here.
Chow for now,
Chris