March 13, 2011

I'm Addicted

What happens when you have a girls night with wood, screws, glue, and power tools? Tons of fun and an awesome sense of accomplishment.

I've been toying with the idea of making bunk beds since I know that the girls will share a room and we don't want to buy a toddler bed for Kaidrei to just have to get bunk beds later and we are to the point where we need to move Malea into the crib from the bassinet and move Kaidrei to a bigger bed.

Ashlee came to visit for the weekend and we went to Ikea and then stopped by Home Depot to price out the lumber for the bunk beds. I decided to try my hand at building a bed on a smaller scale so I followed the plans by Ana White (found here) to make a doll bed.

The cut lumber - we did all the measuring and cutting ourselves!

Power Tool Fun

Long hair can be dangerous - I almost got it caught in the circular saw at one point. From then on I put my hood up!

I loved our makeshift saw horse of two barstools and a piece of wood!

Our only casualty for the night was a broken drill bit - which resulted in blood when Ashlee tried to pull it out with pliers. It ended up breaking off on the other side so there is still a piece of drill bit in the bed!

The finished bed - well it still needs sanding and paint.

A perfect fit for Kaidrei's dolly

Not too bad for three hours of work which included a break to rescue Brian when Malea spit up all over him and then later to feed Malea and get her to bed.

After an awesome girls night I think I'm totally addicted to woodworking!
It is so fun I seriously can't wipe the smile off my face!

No comments:

Post a Comment