So, I’m still working away on the DIY project I mentioned last week. I’ve hit a little road block in the fact that I need an extra set of arms. Preferably really muscly arms, that can hold a really heavy metal pipe up for me, while I attach it to the ceiling. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I shared a sneak peek of the big Billy Bookcase project I’m working on.
I always try to tackle my big DIY projects when the Mr. is gone. Mainly because he never gets my vision until it’s all done and it just saves me time trying to talk him into things, when clearly I already know they are going to turn out awesome…probably.
This usually works out in my favor until it comes to the heavy lifting. I almost killed myself trying to push the first box of bookshelves up the stairs. I was laying at the top of the stairs sweating and half dead when my daughter says to me –
“um, Mom? Like, for the next box of shelves? Couldn’t you just open the box downstairs and take the wood up the stairs one at a time? Wouldn’t that be easier?”
WHERE WERE YOU 30 MINUTES AGO GENIUS??? I always knew my kids would be smarter than me, just maybe not at 6 years old… :)
Anyways, I followed her sage advice and got all the shelves built. I’m just waiting on building my rolling library ladder and I’ll be able to show you guys the new hallway.
In the meantime, I thought I would quick share this awesome sign I got from House of Belonging. It was my Christmas gift from the Mr. (picked out and purchased by his elf, i.e. – me) and I was so excited to get it up on the wall. Tiffani has the most beautiful Etsy shop (and blog) you should definitely check it out if you haven’t before.
This is one of my favorite, favorite songs we sing at our Church and as soon as I saw this hit her shop I knew I had to have it.
I’m still moving things around and figuring out how I want to style this space, but this is what it looks like at the moment.
Sorry about the glare, the sun was actually shining last week! Here is a close up of my sweet kiddos and one of our favorite family photos, can it be summer yet?
I’m still searching for a plant or something for a pop of color, because this vase normally sits over on the table…
Oh, and I picked up this new clock from my Joss and Main sale, the one I had on the wall somehow fell down during a Star Wars lightsaber/pillow fight…ahem, and the arms busted off. This one is a little bigger and chunkier than the old one and I love it, so we’ll just call it a happy accident.
Here’s hoping I talk the Mr. into helping with the heavy lifting and I can show you my new hall library soon…