Making Time for Makeovers

“When in doubt, choose the kids.  There will be plenty of time later to choose work.”

– Anna Quindlen

I had hoped we might finish up the installation in my daughter’s room this weekend, but alas, we didn’t make it.  Saturday was filled with baseball games, and barbecues, and then Sunday came around, and I thought, “Finally!  Today is the day we can get all of the work done.”

Last week, my husband made a decorative cover for the trundle bed, and some cabinet doors to cover our homemade side cabinets.  Here they are before priming/painting.



And on Friday, we assembled the upper shelf units that will go over the drawers on each side of the window.  We had all the pieces in place to finish painting and installing everything this weekend.So, on Sunday morning I woke up and started priming and painting the trundle cover and cabinet doors.  Then we installed the “countertops” over the drawers and side cabinets.

DIY built-in drawers and cabinets for girls bedroom

We were getting ready to start bringing in the shelf units, when my 8-year old daughter came up and asked me if she could give me a makeover.  I knew if I said yes, we would have to put off some serious DIY progress for another weekend, but if I said no, I would be missing out on memorable quality time with my daughter.

So, how do you like my makeover?  A little on the pink side, maybe?  She really loved using my blush.


For those of us who work full time, weekends provide those precious hours we can finally spend time doing things we can’t otherwise get done during the week. I sometimes have to remind myself to put down the paintbrushes, and make time for downtime. Because spending time with the ones I love is way more important to me than finishing up my latest DIY project.  So, maybe we’ll finish everything up next weekend…and maybe we won’t.

What tips do you have for balancing weekend projects and family time?

By | 2016-09-12T08:53:37+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|Built-Ins, DIY Projects, Kids Bedroom|Comments Off on Making Time for Makeovers