Yesterday, despite it being hot hot hot up here, I got two projects done that I've been meaning to get around to. Of course before the projects get done there is the obligatory trip to the hardware store where I try and pretend to not be a total girl, and that I know the difference between a wood screw and a sheet metal screw. Which I have to say is not all that clear, especially if you are screwing sheet metal TO wood! But I think I got it all figured out, without asking too many inane questions of the grizzled cowpoke working the counter. Lets hope.
The first project was this nifty shelf that I put up in this otherwise awkward and empty space in our kitchen. The little handmade "brackets" were a housewarming present from a friend in Tahoe. (Thanks Blaine and Aimee!) Please ignore our old greasy toaster oven that looks like it should be taken out into the back yard and shot. He still works, so he's still around. And I have to say nothing works better for reheating leftover pizza than a toaster oven. Mmmmm, leftover pizza.
The second project was this hanging bike rack behind our porch. Designed and built by little ol' me! Yes, as a matter of fact, I am proud of myself. I got to work with power tools (okay, just a drill) on both projects which is always fun and oh so empowering! Nothing says I can do it more than a power tool!
So now all I have to do is finish painting the laundry room, the living room and the two bathrooms, unpack and/or discard all of our junk, and landscape the yard and I'll be set! Should take one, maybe two hours, right?