Look, Baby, Now We Can Have Sex on It


Which came first the Witch or the craft? Witchy people tend to be crafty. I’m not saying that all of us can make our own clothes or build our houses (if that was the case I would have had to live in the woods skyclad). I’m just suggesting that I really like to make things with my hands. And if this isn’t possible, then I rejoice in things made by the hands of those I love. And when these things are thriftily created, well… I go wild with delight.

Lately, I’ve been delighting in the kitchen table/counter/cabinet Jacob built for me. I don’t have to tell you why the piece of furniture means the world to me, do I? Oh well, here are some of the reasons anyway:
      1. It is the first physical bit of An Upcycling Dream.
     2. The wood used in the project came from bookshelves (Thanks, Bloomington Public Library!).
     3. Every piece holds its original shape, with the exception of drill holes (Yep, no cutting!).
    4. No purchase was made. The hardware was leftover from other projects, or repurposed.
    5. I got to watch Jacob build it… and think about building it… for a while… it was, well, mesmerizing.
    6. It stands at the perfect height. Not too high for my 5’4” and low enough for Jacob’s 6’6”.
    7. It only sits two, so I see it becoming our special place to share meals.
    8. There are some square grooves down the length of each shelf, which we plan to fill with crumbled dried
        leaves, flowers, and fruit peels before sealing and varnishing it.
    9. I will never forget Jacob’s face, when after fussing with the table for a very long time, he put
       pressure on the top, smirked at me, and shouted, “Look, Baby, now we can have sex on it!”

Here are some pictures of the process. I’ll share more after the table is fully finished:
 
Some of the wood...
  
He is REALLY good at drilling... 
  
I can’t help but love a man with strong arms, an imaginative soul, and a way with wood ;-)

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45 comments:

  1. When I read you post's title I understood who this statement came from :) of course, a man! You are blessed to have him beside you, Magaly. The table looks awesome,I wouldn't have said even that it is a recycled item. Great job by Jacob!

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    1. Well, I must confess that I was the one who kind of lead to the topic. Jacob was messing with the table for a while, annoyed because he wanted to find a way to reinforce to the top without having to cut any of the pieces. I wanted to cheer him up, so I said, "Yes, Love, make sure that it is strong enough so that we can do it on it." When he found a way to make it steady enough, he announced his excitement with the title ;-)

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    2. Haha, then it is called cooperation! :)great job by both of you!"woman is a neck, man is a head...where the neck turns...there the head" ...you understand :)

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  2. Looks great! The table, that is. ^^

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  3. To work with one hands is an awesome feat...well crafted too
    Hugs

    sueAnn

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    1. I'm very proud of him. I enjoyed the bit about not having to cut anything. It makes me feel like the soul of the bookshelves is still there. Silly, I know. But I like it ;-)

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  4. Fabulous! That should be the standard for all furniture. The creative process is a wonder and to watch a resourceful crafter is a delight. Hooray for the first in many more upcycling adventures! I love the idea of dried bits of flowers, etc in it. Can't wait to see more!

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    1. We are so thrilled, Sarah. It is difficult to focus on anything else. We spend time and more time going around the house, looking how we can fix this and that, and lying in bed discussing the intimate details ;-)

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  5. Oh the double entendres are flying, LOL! It's so great that the table provides storage too. Amazing that no cutting was involved. It's beautiful!

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    1. I was quite excited about the storage. At the beginning, we thought about leaving the bottom open. But we have two dogs (and will be getting a kitten--tell HRH!) so you know those open spaces can become "beds," so he is adding a door.

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  6. Great job! Have you packed for the moving? The table also looks sturdy enough to handle a few move abouts ;)

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    1. We already moved half of our things to the house! The last bit will be done in the next couple of weeks. We'll be home for the Winter Solstice!

      And, um, yes, it feels sturdy enough to handle a few move abouts lol

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  7. I have a thing for sex over tables or desks or kitchen counters....so i approve..a lot!!!

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    1. Everybody should have a thing for tables and desk that are good enough to have sex on. Multi-purposing is in these days ;-)

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  8. Awesome! I'm very impressed. What a guy you've got there Magaly! Course he has you so he too is lucky! Anyway, looking forward to more photos!!

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    1. We are lucky to have each other. And my gods how we can drive each other insane, but the good has always outweighed the outraging ;-)

      I shall share many pics!

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  9. This post made me smile! 8)

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    1. Writing it made me smile, too. And reading the comments makes me giggle ;-)

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  10. Your title made me crack up. Definitely needed that =)

    Your table/cabinet/counter looks beautiful. And it's so awesome that it was re-purposed and upcycled.

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    1. Mission accomplished then. A good laugh is lovely for the soul. I'm quite proud of Jacob's work. I've spent quite a bit of time showing him just how much *wink, wink*

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  11. And, he is really good at drilling! LOL! The kitchen cabinet/table looks amazing! Well done ;o)

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    1. It's all about the drilling done well lol

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  12. Man, I'm jealous. I don't have any furniture sturdy enough for me and the Ogre to have sex on. Except the bed. Sometimes. Usually the floor is just best for people of our gorgeous plumpitude. ;)

    Your table looks gorgeous! Can't wait for pictures when you put the dried flowers and such in and seal it -- that sounds like it'll be really pretty.

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    1. The floor is one of the best options. One can get wild and adventurous without fear of falling or braking wood or bone.

      I'm pretty psyched about the sealing process, too!

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  13. Number 8 is my favorite.

    That would look wicked cool.

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    1. I just dried some pomegranate peels. They are a deep pink, almost red. I can't wait ;-)

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  14. Very nice indeed Ms Wicked, I think there is something very primitive deep down in us all which is starting to stir and be fulfilled by rejecting plastics and reaching for wood, mmm, I don't think I will go any further with that because it could turn down a sordid path...
    Nothing like the sweat that manual drilling creates to make a man attrac... Hang on, nope, not gonna touch that one either...
    Look... Just have sex on it ;)

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    1. Shelle, I love the feel of your words. They tickle all the right places ;-)

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  15. That is one gorgeous piece of wood working, and I love that he tested the weight before saying you could have sex on it. My beast of a man would have just thrown me on it lol.

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    1. Yay! for you man. And for mine who knows that I'm half broken, so he better be really careful before he throws me anywhere, or the fooling around might end in sobs lol

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  16. LOVE the post, LOVE the table, LOVE the way you love the Man! Bravo all around, xoxo!

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    1. Well, thanks a bunch for the kind words ;-)

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  17. I should have Chris read this, no way he couldn't build me the island I want! :D

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    1. Everybody needs an island! Do let me know if you show it to Chris and he decides to show off his wood... skills ;-)

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    1. I'm quite proud of him. Of us ;-)

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  19. That envy, I'm a mess with my hands ...

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    1. I tend to be a mess with my hands, too *tee hee*

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  20. Jacob did a beautiful job on this shelf and I love every reason you love it! The idea of filling the crevices with dried foliage prior to sealing it is a witchy dream sweetie. You are so, my kind of girl.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I miss you so much and will return for more of your wicked delights ASAP. OMG! I just saw Attila & Janani. Are they not the most precious fur babies. I am so happy for all of you, my love. Mina

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    1. He is quite gifted, isn't he? I love that he enjoys making thinga and LOVEs making them for me. I've been collection a bunch of red things to fill the grooves with... I've found some lovely bits. I can't wait!

      And yes, those are our fur babies, aren't they adorable? I can't wait to send you a video of Janani pushing Attila away (with her butt) so she can get all the loving. And Attila red with rage sulking in a corner--he is the most jealous dog EVER lol

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  21. I have to love that he actually said "Look, baby, now we can have sex on it!" That sounds like a guy who knows how to have fun.

    And that looks like an awesome table. I'm not sure what I like more: that it's made from library shelves, or what you plan to do with the grooves.

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    1. That's my love, he is always saying what comes to his mind... and I love that.

      And about which to like best, that the table used to be library shelves or that I'm going to fill the grooves with foliage and stuff, well, I recommend both. I do!

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  22. What a fantastic transformation so far....love that the shelves make great, well, um, shelves on the lower half....haha!

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    1. Shelf to shelf! You are too funny, Cameron. I didn't even think about it that way lol

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