Remember those spice shelves I was raving about last week?… Well, I had full intentions of finishing them this weekend. Really. Except that I kept tripping up on the piles of stuff in the middle of the office, so I thought I should deal with that first. You see, as Dan will attest, I like to multitask. Unfortunately, sometimes it borders on ADD. So when I was working on the shelves last weekend, while I was waiting for husband to come home and explain the next step (and corresponding power tool), I decided that I also needed to get started on moving around the bookshelves in the office. Everyone gets that urge once in a while, right?
Anyway, I moved the gigantic bookshelf from the office into the hallway (it’s like it belonged there all along!). I brought up some books from the basement to fill that bookshelf with, and brought up a (smaller) bookcase from the basement into the office. Of course, this meant that not everything from the original office bookshelf fit into the new one – thus the week-old piles of stuff in the middle of the office.
So I decided to tackle the highly inefficient office closet, and turn it into my own little bookshelf. The rod mounting-point-thingie looked on approvingly.
The first shelf probably took me as long as the last two shelves combined, and by the end I had a good enough system that I almost wished I could keep going. Well, except for the fact that my hands were starting to sprout tender pre-blister spots all over the palms, so I’m actually glad that I ran out of shelves when I did. Check out how level they are!
- table saw
- screwdriver (the tool, not the drink)
- nail gun (husband’s idea)
- stud finder (insert husband running it over his torso and making beeping noises here… stud… get it? )
And I even kept my goggles on the whole time today. You won’t see me losing safety points for the same thing twice in a row!