It has been forever since I last posted. Life has been sort of crazy around these parts. We packed up the old homestead and moved 6 miles down the road. I am now 5 miles from work and JR is 13 miles. This means 2 things.
1. my commute is nothing. I could run it if I wanted, I just would never want to do but I'm just saying I could. Oh, who am I kidding...I don't run but there is nothing I like better than I leisurely walk. So I drive the surface streets.
2. JR gets to drive the new car. Our big 3/4 ton truck is not really Houston freeway friendly.
The packing wasn't so bad but the unpacking is just taking forever! It didn't help that less than a week after the movers dropped everything off I had a business trip to Denver planned. So those things that JR didn't feel comfortable putting away (which is most everything) sat until I got back. So every morning before work and every evening after he and I are settling in. Shall I show you what we've been up to?
This new place has two bedrooms instead of three, necessitating that I share my studio space. Not an ideal solution but doable. We put the guest bed in front of these two cheap Big Lots bookshelves to make a headboard. Pretty sweet use of space, huh?
Now, this new place has this huge (for us) living room. We needed to take up some space visually. We thought turning the tabletop into a coffee table again would be a fine idea. The only trouble was where and how to construct a base? I went to Home Depot for a recon mission and brought home what I thought would work. I had to rethink that idea. The legs I bought were just too spindly. Then I was walking through Target and found the base to an end table on clearance. Score!
After a few wood screws and a snip or two with the jigsaw we have a coffee table. JR is happy with the way it looks and it is growing on me but I'm still thinking that when I return the spindly legs I'll look at some bead board. Give it a little country feeling.
Next up was the beverage station. We had an old microwave cart that has been serving this purpose for a long time. So long that one of the wheels fell off. I had a couple of choices. Take all the wheels off or prop it up until I could fix the broken wheel. I went with the second option for now though now I'm rethinking that option.
I had a leftover piece of counter top from another project that I slapped on top of the wine cooler until I could do a little thinking about a more permanent solution. Toss up a shelf with some wine glass holder and there you have it...a beverage center!
Well gang, that's what I've been up to. What have you been doing lately?