Friday, April 8, 2011

I've Been Busy

I've been really crafty lately. Crafty, and handy around the house.  Here's a little of what I've been up to.
Two parts to this first picture. 

Part 1:  I found this door at Ikea as is for $1.  I brought it home, painted some fun designs on the glass, and put it on the wall. My stepdad Lance helped me hang it so it's earthquake proof and all. Wouldn't want that falling on my head! Anyways, I love it! 

Part 2: I have wanted a shelf to go behind my couch for, oh, since I got a couch. First of all, shelves are spendy! Also, I couldn’t find one the dimensions that I wanted. I didn’t want to have to put up a shelf with weird supports either.  Done that!  So, I decided to build my own. I went down to Home Depot, bought some wood, and brought it home.  I predrilled the holes and screwed the pieces together to form a ledge-type shelf. It’s about twelve inches wide and six feet long. I did a little detailing on the front, and painted it to match.  Hanging it up was a little tricky by myself, but I did it. I love it! I’m currently looking for some buffet lamps to go on both sides of it.  I found some I LOVE, but they cost $500! WHAT?! So, I might be looking in the wrong places.  

Don't worry.  All those filled holes? Yeah, my stud finder is FAULTY. But, I found them. It's all patched and painted now. No worries! 

After gaining some confidence with my shelf, I decided to try and build a little chair for my nephew, Axton. I know his parents (or at least his mom) have been looking for a little reading chair for him for awhile now, but they are all so expensive!  Well, after buying some wood at a steal, and with some great help from my friend, Jennifer (Thanks for letting me use your shop and for helping me!), I had all the pieces cut and sanded.  All in all, the chair probably took a total of 2 hours or less to put together. It would’ve probably been easier, but my tools leave something to be desired. Anyway, here is the finished product for under $5! I found the plans at this site (that I LOVE).  I already have a project list! I hope Axton loves this chair as much as I loved making it. 

Next, but not last (future post in the works), I started to plant a garden.  Here are my little seedlings.  I planted green onions, chives, spinach, tomatoes, and some flowers. Let's just say that it's not going quite as I had hoped, and as of today, my little garden is quite unruly. I have to figure something out.  They need to be replanted, and I almost did and put them outside (because it was getting so warm), but then it went all day-before-Christmas on us again with a blizzard. Seedlings are hard! I may or may not have to buy starts. Time will tell. 


1 comment:

Kristin said...

We like the chair! Great job on the shelf too.