Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pie Safe Finished!

We have gone from this......
....to this!



Ms. Kay's pie safe really turned out to be a nice looking piece.  It has a great deal of character and those that have seen it up close keep telling me that it is really unique and very beautiful.  Of course since I have been very up close and personal with this safe over the past month, I tend to see every flaw that it has instead of enjoying what it brings to the table.  I'm sure there is a life lesson in there somewhere.  Surely each of us could do a better job of seeing a person's real beauty instead of focusing on flaws in each other.

This piece of furniture has many flaws.  The doors do not line up straight.  The handles are not evenly spaced.  It has scars of blue paint that will never be removed and holes that can not be repaired.  However, in a lot of ways this pie safe is perfect.  It sits very sturdy.  It's shelves on the inside are strong and straight.  It's doors do not squeak when they open and it wears the blue streaks of it's past with a sort of pride as if to say "this is where I have been, but I'm still here serving a meaningful purpose!"

Yep, I do believe this pie safe is indeed very beautiful.  Inside and out!

Isn't that what really matters?

11 comments:

kmurray said...

It truly is what really matters!

You do such great work and I love seeing the "from this to this" pictures. Just goes to show what a little care and hard work can do.

Nice job Trey! Keep up the good work ;-)

TexWisGirl said...

well put. nice to see you've given it new life!

DeanO said...

It's a great project...nothing like giving new life to an old piece of furniture. Well done!

Gorges Smythe said...

Is it the rays of quarter grain that give the piece an uneven color from a distance?

Joe said...

Looks great!

CHERI said...

Imperfections are what give us all character...same goes for furniture I suppose. It has a history and has been loved through the ages and hopefully will continue to be loved by Kay's family for even more years. You can't love plastic and glass but wood has a heart. Great job!

Trey said...

Gorges- The wood is a cedar or pine which is softer than oak. The grain is much more pronounced giving it a different color depending on which way you look at it.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Gorgeous piece! Imperfections and all.

Molly said...

pretty!!

Did you get to talk to Josh about the furniture he built?! It looks pretty good too!

You'll have to get him to show you some pictures!

Love you! :)

DWQ said...

Wow...man you have a real talent Trey, beautiful work bud!

Alex said...

Looks good! Those things are getting harder and harder to find!