Now that I have a grown up job I have to deal with 401k's and medical benefits and blah blah blah. Its all very overwhelming and confusing. On top of that I have grad school to attend to. Because of this my desk has become a huge stack of nicely sorted papers concerning all my grownup decisions. I needed a storage bin to get them out of the way (and out of my eyesight...). Last week during a trip to Goodwill I found this gem:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
As the following pictures indicate, this project started around April and just ended in October. I needed a side table in my bedroom for zero dollars. I came home one Sunday and my father was chopping down a tree. I grabbed a sled and rolled a log up the hill (not as easy as I am making it sound.)
Once we stripped it I sanded the bejesus out of it for about four weeks. I used about 40 different kinds of sanders, if you are curious about this step... ask my father.
The longer I stay living with my parents has a direct correlation with the amount of space I take up. I started with a bedroom and have recently added an office (and perhaps some garage space...). This office was my sisters old bedroom before she moved to Arizona (but will finally be returning in the spring...perfect timing to renovate her room...no?!). When we moved into our house she painted the room gold. About 6 months ago we moved some things around in the room and my mom wanted to touch up the paint...which had been sitting around for about 8 years. So, that didn't work and the room needed a paint job. Here are some samples we tried: