August 06, 2010

Feature Friday - Quote End Table

A few weeks ago I saw this stamped coffee table on Design Sponge.  I thought it was gorgeous and brilliant, so I called my little sis and told her all about it.  Well, last week for my birthday she pulls out this amazing end table.  She and her husband made it for me.  Talk about a touching gift!  They combined their mad skills and thoughtfulness into the perfect gift.  They used these plans from Knock Off Wood.


They hammered in my very favorite quote.


It reads:

Many people die with their music still in them.  Why is this so?  Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live.  Before they know it, time runs out.  - Oliver Holmes

It's not meant to be depressing.  This quote always motivates me.  I love it.

Now, my sister and her husband will definitely check the comments here, so please feel free to give them a shout out for their hard work.  They rock, huh?  Please tell 'em what you think.

Thanks for reading.  I sure appreciate it.

38 comments:

candicem said...

Wow! What a gorgeous gift! Hammering in the quote must have taken some time and precision.

Tiffany said...

OH WOW, the table is truly gorgeous!! Those are some crazy wood skills! Such a thoughtful gift too!!

Jenni said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a great idea and such a wonderful present!

I may need to get the fella to do something like this for me...

xx

Elizabeth said...

That is sooooo gorgeous!! And, very thoughtful! I love thoughtful gifts that scream "I know you!!!" Perfect.

Stacey said...

Man, you have a great sister (& brother-in-law).....and talk about talented, now I know it runs in your family because you are so creative too! Happy Belated Birthday!!!

~Stacey
csfish@roadrunner.com

Leigh Anne said...

What an awesome & thoughtful gift. Can I borrow them for while as my sis & bro-in-law?? I've only got a few hundred ideas floating around in my head.....LOL! Happy Birthday! You deserve it!

Beth said...

Beautiful end table... maybe I'll have to do some work on mine. The baby bite marks just don't look as cute.

More Than "Just Mom" said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

That's really amazing. Love it.

Chiemi said...

Wow!! That is amazing! You know it's just a wee bit unfair to the rest of us that so much talent is in one family. ;)

tomiannie said...

That is just beautiful! What a fantastic gift!

Kami @ Everyday Heaven said...

Possibly one of the coolest things I have ever seen! Can I have your sister for a few days? I promise I will give her back.

Lori said...

One of the sweetest gifts I've ever seen (and one of the prettiest). I love happy stories like this, and find it very inspiring to keep in mind while I plan gifts for loved ones.

Leca said...

Cass and Coco you guys rock! That is an amazing gift. I love the rugged look. I will send you some sketches of what I'm hoping for. Do you do apolstered? That quote sure is great. I think it is quite inspiring and very aprapo (I know I didn't spell that right-- but seriously, who knows how to spell that?).

Gianni K said...

Wow - impressive! I love that they used plans from Knock Off Wood (another blog) and you're showing it on your blog to us... the interwebs are so fun. :)

Brandy said...

It's super awesome and I love that quote.

connie said...

Way to go guys. I saw this amazing table and it is, well, amazing. What a great gift, with so much love attatched.

Lori said...

What an awesome idea!! I have the Hyde end table half way built for my house, before I stain it I may have to stamp in my own quote. Awesome!!! Love it.

Angela said...

I saw, and loved that same table on D*S. So jealous you have relatives with mad skills who made one for you!

Erin said...

Oh, I want one of those! I showed the picture to my husband, and he totally did not appreciate the coolness. But I'm gonna do this. Soon.

Carly said...

I love the rustic feel to this table. It's special pieces like this that make a house a home.

Landon and Kylie said...

That is beautiful!!

Courtney said...

what a special gift that is amazing! might have to steal this idea for my little sis!! oh and I would also like to borrow your sis too

Rachel said...

I would love to have that table.
The quote is awesome, too. The other day my son's violin teacher asked him if he had music in his head that needed to come out. He is always singing and wanting to mess on the piano and violin. He's only 4!

Anonymous said...

A very special gift indeed! Something to be treasured for many years! Your brother in-law is a gem!

Jaime said...

As soon as I saw that picture I knew it was the Tryde End Table! I LOVE KOW! They did a great job! Way to go guys!

EHC said...

Everyone's talking about the Knock-off Wood site these days, but I have to admit power tools scare me!!! But I might have to get over this fear so I can make fun things like this end table. Nice work!

sheabella said...

Totally cool! Wanna be my sister??
;-)

Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

What a fabulous, thoughtful gift! I want to cry just thinking about it (and I'm no where near that time of the month either)! Just a lovely gesture!

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

Gorgeous! I saw that table on ds too and so loved it. fabulous gift and crazy talented family!

Phoenix Peacock said...

what an amazing and thoughful gift. Wow... hammering in a quotation has to be pretty time consuming!

Amy J. McCart said...

Wow! Great job! I'm so impressed. It gets me inspired to want to do some "wood-working" myself! Looks like fun!!! Or at least the end result is fun!! :)

Tanya said...

what a thoughtful gift! So crafty and talented too.

Aunt LoLo said...

That. Is. So. Cool.

We bought a table at Pottery Barn last month, on clearance...and I think that plan was modeled after the table we bought. How seriously TALENTED is your family?!

Tasha said...

Wow. They made it? Amazing. That is seriously a nice table. And I love the quote put into it. What good family you have.

Karthi said...

What a wonderfully perfect gift! Adding the quote was a thoughtful touch. God bless you all!

Karthi said...

What a wonderfully perfect gift! Adding the quote was a thoughtful touch. God bless you all!

Tiffany said...

Priceless gift, Lucky girl! Very very thoughtful, I can't wait to share with my sister...her idea of a gift is dropping off her offspring (which i admit, i do kinda enjoy for the first hour, LOL).

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