But I have developed an obsession with Ana Whites blog. If you don't know who I am talking about feel free to check her out HERE. This Girl will make you want to build. So I decided I would start out with a simple project... Something very beginner... but something that I loved.
Then I found the plans for the gallery shelving... and thought PERFECT!!!!
Anyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with photos... so I have plenty to show off. And these would do just the trick. So I went to Lowe's asked one of their helpful people in the wood area.... I am pretty sure he was afraid I was going to kill myself... he was pretty reluctant to sell me the drill/saw combo I told him I wanted. This was right after he I didn't know what kind of wood I wanted.... the screw length I needed.... All i wrote down was the measurements of the board... screws, nails, tools. I should mention the entire time Lauren is with me. She likes to pretend she knows what she is doing. I prefer to take the I have no clue... please help me route... which comes to find out... embarrasses her. Grow Up Lauren. Jeez. :)
But I really think in Lowe's the more clueless I am ... more willing they are to help me and actually explain it to me. Which I need. So I bought my wood, had them cut it for me, some wood glue, nails, screws, and this amazing drill/saw combo they had there. I am really stocking up on my man tools.... without the hubby. It would be nice if he would try to learn something... someday... maybe. But hes more accident prone then me. so really maybe we are better off with me having the tool belt :)
So we tried to originally just screw the shelves in. apparently that's what the guy made me buy those so called drill bits for. So after Lauren I figured it out. Googled what size drill bit we should use compared to the screw... we drilled in the shelves. Then came the hard part nailing on the front of the shelf.... Speaking of which... I now need a nail gun.
So nailing on the board. Hard... Very hard. we broke several nails... almost took off a few fingers... then Lauren had a stroke of genius and suggested we use the drill bit for this also. Amazing Idea! Wow did that make it easy. so we got them all nailed together. I sanded down the ends and that was that.
I build two more... by myself. painted them white.
Here we are.... Now I dont have them set up completely... I need more frames.. and need to reorganize my photos... but I figured I have waited forever so I might as well get this post up. Maybe if I remember Ill get up a final after shot once I have the photos finalized and all :)
PS. I do realize I have one photo up there twice... now you will be looking for it ;)
Well what do you think?
Next on the list.... Bench. For Maddy's playroom.
24. The smell of laundry running
25. seeing all of my nieces in one day
26. peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
27. Maddux's dance moves with the hot dog dance song comes on
28. Hearing Maddux call Nala as soon as he's up in the morning