Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year's Resolution #2: To be more organized

My husband may say otherwise ;) but I think my main problem with staying orgainzed is actually having a place for everything to go.  If i don't have a place for it, than it will just stay there, on the floor, kicking around until i move it to a dresser or countertop to create clutter and i hate clutter.  So, I am not going to let my lack of places to put things be an excuse anymore.  Saying, it isn't in the budget won't fly for me anymore because there are places busting at the seams with little gems that i can refinish and make my own. 

I am starting with my kids books.  They are everywhere.  We just keep getting them.  They LOVE to read, and we have collecet so many odd shaped books, it's hard to find a place that they can all fit attractively.  There's this magazine rack style bookshelf at Pottery Barn Kids that i have eyed for a while.  . . . need I say more?  Of course it's cute, functional, downright perfect and. . .  perfectly out of my budget.  Let me say that I have asked my husband attempt some projects before, but nothing that required this kind of specific detail, without even having a 360 look at it.  I showed him the picture and he was pretty hesitant about it.  More tools than we had would be needed, the scalloped edges needed just the right saw, etc.  But, after a few days he reluctantly started gathering the materials.  One good thing about working in the lumber industry these days is we have aquired lots of wood.  So we had a lot of stuff we needed and went to Lowes for the dowells.  My Hubby took a few hours on a couple of saturdays and camped himself in the garage.  This past saturday he unveilled his project.  He is amazing (he is even without being able to build the shelf. . . but having it turn out, not only beautiful but functional too, adds to my amazement). His gamble payed off big, and it cost him under $30 {we were meant for each other}. He hung it up today in the kids room . . Isn't is dreamy??  



So the moral of this story is, you never know what you are capable of making unless you give it a try!

6 comments:

Lilian said...

It looks great with the blue color of the wall!

Christy said...

Wow, that is amazing. Is he offering classes?

Kayla said...

Oh, my holy goodness!! It is amazing!

Matt and Adge said...

that looks wonderful! i love it! you guys make a great team.

Maureen Gribble said...

I am obsessed with that book shelf! I keep marking it in the catalogue everytime it comes, but like you, am so not willing to pay the big bucks for it! I shall show this post to my hubby and see if I can't get him to spend a few days in our garage!! :)

Kimberly said...

Maureen, i really do love it, it fits so many books in it! And i don't have to worry about the size or shape anymore, i think he should definitly give it a try!