Sunday, July 17, 2011

Weekend Project

Do you ever have one of those days, you know the ones that culminate with the conversation, "Sweetheart, I've been thinking....I want to build something?"  "What do you have in mind?"  "Well, I saw this thing online, but I don't want to pay $150 for it, I think I could build it myself."  "You have a $10,000 deductible so don't hurt yourself, but go ahead."  So, welcome to my weekend.  I had that itch to create, and I knew just what I wanted to make.  Emily's room is eternally a disaster and I am not that naive that I think this will cure all my problems, but I'm hoping it gives the animals a place to live (and I can have my laundry basket back!)  that will ease the stuffed animal takeover of Emily's world.  So with that being said, I'd researched ways to store stuffed animals and got the usual, pet nets and pet tree things, neither of which were looking too promising then I came across this box thing.  Hmmm....possibilities.  Well, you could even buy it for $150.  Whew...a bit out of my price range.  So I looked at it.  I really liked it.  It had potential.  And I thought I could build it.  Well, first I thought, too bad Pa's not still around cause he could've built it and it would be fabulous.  Ok, so Pa died ten years ago, time to move on, he can't build me things anymore, I'll just have to do it myself.  Looked at the picture some more and came up with a plan.  At this point explained to my husband what I had in mind and asked if I could build it.  He gave me the go ahead with the safety lecture.  I went to Lowe's, got 5 2x4s (and the nice people at Lowe's even cut them to the length I needed), some bungee cords, eye hooks and I was on my way to begin my project.  Two days later, working mostly at naptime, Emily now has a barn for her stuffed animals.  It has to dry and we'll see for sure how it works. but considering my very limited talent in the woodworkign department, I think it turned out well.  Limited skill....I remember helping Pa and Granny make whirlygigs when I was probably about 7 or me this was something new!

And now the moment you've been waiting for....

I'll take another picture once animals are contained in it!


Mom said...

Pa would be very proud of it!

Tara said...

Ditto what Mom said...He's probably grinning from ear to ear right now.