One of my favorite things about my job is that it really challenges me — and I definitely like a good challenge.
Since I was a little girl I remember drumming up ideas in my head for go carts made out of my dad’s dolly, to crazy paint schemes for my bedroom and then ignoring everyone who doubted my plan and making it happen anyway.
Not always perfectly, not always without major screw-ups along the way, but eventually the idea in my head would come to life.
So when I set out to create a built-in in the sitting area I’ve been working on as a guest participant of the One Room Challenge with almost no furniture building experience I was well aware that it was probably going to take longer than I’d anticipated, that there would be a few frustrating mistakes, and I’d have to work in small chunks of time around my mom duties. But that I wasn’t going to let all that hassle get in the way. Eventually I’d have in real life the built-in I’d had in my head for over a year.
So we’renow 3 weeks in and I’ve managed to build most of said built-in and really stoked about how it’s turning out!
When we left off last week we were here…
And now I’m here!
All I’ve got left is trim, calking, and paint!
This project has been easier than I thought it would be and if you’re following my Instagram stories you know I’ve made some mistakes like realizing that one side of my shelf was cut 2 inches longer than the other side… oopsey.
But I got it fixed…
This week I’ll be working on the finishing touches of the built-in, making a cushion for the bench seat, and making final decisions about the rug and art work that will end up in this space.
Better get to it! See ya next week!