Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Productive Memorial Day...

Since it was a holiday yesterday and we had lots to do before our open house this Thursday, we decided it was upgrade day for Bella Jean Boutique...My brothers Chris and Isaac did more of our trim and crown molding in our new area. It's amazing how nice you can make something look with crown molding!
Crown molding!

My dad and I took a trip to our local fabric store and got material for our fitting room curtain, as well as material for a project my dad wanted to do. (I don't think I could have gotten him to go with any other reason). We then headed off to Home Depot to get the materials for a new cutting table in our work area. I was so excited! Our old one had been around a little too long!
Materials for Cutting table

We found a picture of a cutting table we liked and copied it, with our own dimensions. If you want to make one, it actually is pretty easy! All you do is buy 2 cube organizers in the color of your choice. Then we got a melamine board for the table top...we made ours 3.5' x 6'...then we got a trim for around the edge to make the top look thicker.

We assembled the 2 cube organizers first, adding some wood glue in all the dowled areas to make it stronger.

We then placed them in the area we wanted them and set the melamine on the top. We centered it, marked it in case it shifted and began drilling holes up through the cubes into the top. Veronica went behind me and screwed all the screws in (of course using screws that were short enough to not go through the top).

Chris then put the painted trim all the way around in his professional contractor way. My dad painted the backs of the cubes white, as well as touched up the trim! We were done! A couple hour project and there you have a beautiful cutting table and much more needed storage space!

So don't forget to come check out our new area and improvements on Thursday and Friday June 2nd and 3rd from 10am-5pm...


  1. Wow! You've done a lot since last time I was there. Eloise & I need to make it over again!

  2. That cutting table is impressive. I love how you had help from your family too!

  3. I like the cube effect! That was thinking outside of the box! :)

    Ideas from other people turn out to be the best ones!

    I enjoy watching the ways you girls get ideas/gifts from different sources and implement them. Great work! I'll be seeing ya around (might stop by on Thurs. or Fri. for some 'checking out area improvements' action...)


  4. Wow! I'll have to stop by next time I'm in town : )


  5. Wow Girls, it is looking very nice. I like the cutting table very much.
    How did your open house for the new changes on the 2nd and 3rd turn out? Well I hope. See ya when we are back from Oregon.