We had a whirlwind weekend full of spending time with friends and getting some much need rest – it was great but also meant that we didn’t make as much progress as we would have liked, especially since Kyle was sick pretty much all day today. While he was camped out on the sofa, I decided to finally get busy working on the closet makeover that I started a week ago. I still have a long way to go but wanted to show you guys the progress I made tonight:
I decided that instead of a closet with ugly brown bi-fold doors, it makes the most sense for us to have a “landing spot” to toss shoes and hang our keys. I really wanted to use the laundry room for that but it’s too small already and adding hanging coats and a place for shoes would make it unbearably cramped. We already have to do this weird tango when we’re both coming in or out!
This is just part one – building a bench where we can sit and put on/take off our shoes. I’ll also be building a wooden crate that will slide in so our shoes will be hidden and I won’t have to worry about tripping over them.
This project really tested my skills and patience what with it being the first thing I’ve ever built besides a desk and bookcase from Walmart. It was also my first time using any kind of saw and I’ve got to say, I’m already feeling it. I’m sure I’ll be sore all over tomorrow but for now I’m incredibly proud of myself for doing this about 99% by myself. I’m also super thankful for the tiny bit of help I did get from Kyle though or else I probably would have ended up sobbing in a corner.
Now I’m going to reward myself with a cookie and an episode of Deadliest Catch.