My husband and I have found out that you can pretty much do what you set your mind to do…..if you study up a little, get some advice from a professional, google, check out you-tube videos and take your time. At least; where home improvement projects are concerned.
Our home is a work in progress. It has been, since the day we moved in. I think it just takes us longer because we like to save money by doing things ourselves. We also like to repurpose and reuse items that others are going to toss. This does mean that our projects take longer….much longer. (Which is why this post is late!)
Anytime we repurpose an item it has to be re-made to fit the specific area where it will go in our home. That is the case with the cabinets that we are working on for my laundry/craft room. The cabinets came from a house, 80 miles away, that is scheduled to be torn down.
It seems to take lots of time to scrub, sand, fill holes, prime, paint and install the cabinets so they will look like I want them to. In the process my husband and I have learned the skill of cabinet and countertop installation. (I think my husband has learned more than I have as he has been the one doing most of the work! I always tell him that he is my executer…..I plan and he executes.)
I must confess there were multiple (did I say Multiple??) phone calls and messages to and from my oldest son, who is a finish and trim carpenter. He lives 4 hours away (if you drive like the kids do or 5 if you drive like we do) so this was a long distance installation.
I think the son may have been a little concerned, as he kept requesting pictures of the progress. He also asked pointed questions about how much “gappage” we had between wall and countertop. We assured him we had done a great job. We even impressed ourselves!
I have also discovered it is very satisfying to see each stage of the project. There is a lot of elbow grease that has gone into this particular one and it is still not done. It has kind of taken on a life of it’s own….as projects tend to do. I now look at the other side of this room and discover it really needs some help also. Fortunately there are still some remaining cabinets from this set that I can use on that side.
There are a lot of lessons to be learned from projects such as this one. I am going to put a link here to a post I did when I first started blogging. That was perhaps one of our most challenging projects and it was my wonderful little chicken coop.
I hope you enjoy reading it and are blessed by it. https://thechickengrandma.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/lessons-from-a-chicken-coop/
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