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Finally....the installation of cabinets

I have done it! I have finally installed the uppers and base cabs in my laundry room with my husbands help!! Here is the before of the laundry room

No judging... ;-)


As you can see, there was a lot of changing needed.  The open storage was just not working for us - you could see EVERY thing we didn't want people to really see.  We have three baskets (four if you count the small one) for sorting laundry.  I have taught my children since they were little how to sort laundry and at the age of 12 they were all helping with the laundry.

Mellow Yellow

Today I get to reveal a project that I really enjoyed working on! Sometimes the projects I'm given really make me happy to work on and this was one of those!

I am really bad about just jumping in and getting started and not taking "before" pics. I'll post a few of the pictures that I DID take and then reveal the finished product.

Here, I'm removing the veneer top that was water damaged while being stored.  It buckled and pulled nearly all of it up from the top.  The veneer that was left behind was REALLY difficult to get off, it took chiseling it off with a hammer and putty knife to get most of it off, then I followed up with sanding it down.

While we're here...

I'm currently in the middle of updating the window treatments in my living room/dining room area but while I'm waiting for those to be done, I thought I'd share more pictures of Gertie.  I didn't take very many to start with for her reveal (I told you I'm not a photographer!).

Here's how my drawers are laid out;


In the silver drawer, I took advantage of the dividers by placing packets of apple cider and black tea bags in it. On the right divider, I'm saving it for another yummy drink that I might come across in the future.

Can I Offer You a Cup of Coffee????

Do you remember Gertie?  Here's a picture of her to refresh your memory...


I know, I know.  When will I take a photography class so I can start taking better pictures? Well, the short answer is, maybe never! LOL  I'm not sure when I could fit a photography class into my schedule and I KNOW I'd rather spend my money on tools, not cameras.

I originally posted that I would be willing to sell Gertie and I suppose if the price is right, I may still, but for now, I've decided to love her and bring her into my home.

If fences make good neighbors...

If fences make good neighbors, then they can surely be used for other awesome stuff! ;-)

Obviously, I know what the old saying means, but it's kinda catchy, right?!

So here's my latest project -


Pretty cool ehh?! 


It was a collaborative effort by me, my mom and my very good friend, Becky!  Although it's cute, it's also very functional as well.  There is a shelf to display my favorite pieces of "junk" and can be switched out as the seasons change which is also cool.

Ridgid Circular Saw

I think if you've been reading my blog, you can tell a few things about me.  When I find a tool brand that I love, I tend to stick with it.  Today's blog post is dedicated to my new favorite, recently purchasedRidgid circular saw!

Here is my baby... ;-)



I'll tell you why I love this thing, but before I do, you have to know where I came from....
This is my old Skil circular saw. I've had it for about 8 years and it has served me well, but there were things I didn't like about it, some things I didn't know until I held my new saw in my hands and used it for the first time.

Another successful "The Handbuilt Home" build!

I make no excuses for it, I have a huge builders crush on Ms. Ana White! If I could meet her in person one day, I'd be over the moon excited about it.  She keeps coming close - her latest appearance will be at a Home Depot in the Seattle area and although that's probably as close as she'll ever come to my neck of the woods, it's still not close enough for me to justify driving the 6 hours to.

Anyway, back to the business at hand, I just wanted to post my latest finished project on my own blog after posting it at Ana-White.

Deadline...

So I should know better than to publicly give deadlines for projects because every time I do, something beyond my control gets in the way.  So this will be a short, head hung low, post confirming that I didn't get done what I wanted to.  

I'm also going to extend that deadline and really work on them this next week.  The cabinets aren't the only thing to get done, I also have to scrape and paint walls, move out a washer and dryer to do that - on my own, and put up trim and finish work.

Warmer Weather...

I think that summer has gotten an early start here in Eastern Oregon!  Our official high temp for today was 92* (I don't know how to make the degree symbol on my computer, pretty lame I know) and the rest of the week is calling for upper 80's and low 90's!!!

It seems like we get a very short spring around here and then we're into a full blown summer! What is it like where you're from?  Tell me!

So during this temperature change (the last several weeks) I have done very little out in my shop and it's starting to really grate on me.

Wow!!

I can't believe it!! We've got 10,000 page hits!  Wow!!! Nice to see the love with the page hits, give me a shout with a reply!  I'd like to start doing giveaways so I'd like to see if anyone out there is actually reading my posts! ;-)  What would you like to see for a giveaway?

Leave a comment in this post with your name and what you'd like to see given away!  Then keep watching to see what we give away!

~Tracy
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