Thursday, January 28, 2010

ouch!

Did I say that I would be "cleaning" this week?  What I meant to say, was that I would be sidetracked from the cleaning by starting yet ANOTHER project.    I can see how the two could be easily confused.  What I'm working on, is building a new entertainment center for our living room.  We finally sold the dark, giant wooden thingy that took up too much space and lacked appeal.  What I'm building is the Logan media unit designed by Pottery Barn.

Apparently I can handle it, because I started the project on Monday (which consisted of buying the materials), and by this afternoon I had what you see in the top picture - it's resting on the top of the piece, waiting for the glue to set so that I can screw in the top and make it sturdy.  There is maybe about one hour of work put into it at this point.  I had to keep starting and stopping to take care of Miles, run some errands, and just take lots of breaks.  Building is exercise - I broke a sweat several times while doing this!



Around 7:30 we went out to dinner to celebrate the hub's birthday (Happy 36th, my love!) and came home to enjoy some ice cream cake.  After the kids were snug as bugs in bed, I went back to my project.  And as of about 11 p.m., I have what you see in the second picture, as well as several blisters on my hands.  Ouch indeed!

All I have left to do before this is finished is build the doors (there will be "cabinets" on each end), attach the shelves in the middle, attach the decorative trim, and then sand, prime and paint.  We have a few pieces of Pottery Barn furniture in the house right now, but it's nice to know that I can make the pieces I love without spending the small fortune that they charge for essentially the same thing I can make!  So, blog on Ana - blog on!  You rock girl!


And where was Little M during this furniture-building-extravaganza?  Well, he was really a trooper for a large part of the day.  He hung out in his playpen, vegged out on TV, and yelled at me for making messes on the floor.  Yes, he's turning out to be a neat freak like his father ...



1 comment:

Teresa said...

Can you email me this picture? I LOVE it!