There seems to come a time in every big DIY project when you say to yourself, “I don’t know if this is going to turn out.” That was how we were feeling last week. It seemed like there was so much to do in our daughter’s room to realize the built-in vision that I had, and we were at a point where we just didn’t know exactly how we were going to get from point A to point B. Was this such a good idea?
I took a moment to reflect on our progress. We installed the built-in drawer units in the corners of the room (along with some cute little crystal knobs), and we made a daybed and trundle from scratch. That’s a lot of good progress!
But, we still needed to fill the gap between the bed and the drawers before we could move on to the next steps (like installing a countertop that would match up with the bed, and installing the bookshelves above the drawer units). So much to do…
We were kinda at a loss as to what to do to fill the gaps between the drawers and the cabinets. I hate to waste space, so I wanted to make something functional. I took pencil to paper and came up with a cabinet design, and then my very handy hubby built the cabinets. We assembled them, installed them, and lo-and-behold…they actually turned out just like we planned and fit perfectly. Phew…what a relief! You just don’t know sometimes if DIY things are going to work out, ya know? They aren’t much to look at yet, but we are happy with them,
So what’s next? Well, we need to make some cabinet doors to fit our homemade cabinet boxes, and cut and assemble the bookshelves that will go on top of the drawer units (on either side of the window), and make a decorative cover for the trundle bed. And of course there is all the painting that needs to be done (I’m getting very sick of looking at white paint!). Sounds like a lot, but now that those side cabinets are done, we are gonna be making swift progress! I don’t want to jinx it, but we may even get everything done by this weekend!
The funniest part of all of this? We keep proudly pointing out to my daughter the progress that we’re making, and what does she have to say about it? Well, she is not impressed at all. She likes to point out all the nail holes, painting that needs to be done, and every minor imperfection. So hard to please, but I guess it’s hard for an 8-year old to have the vision to “see” what it will all look like in the end. I sure hope she likes it when all is said and done!