It was back in May that Shawn had one of his many brilliant ideas. We needed a cabinet to fit in our kitchen beside of the fridge. It was kind of an odd size that we needed. The only one we found at Lowes (that MIGHT work) was about $150. Yowzers... I wasn't exactly excited about that. This is when I could smell the wheels in Shawn's mind working overtime. He decided that he would build the cabinet. Seriously?!? I thought to myself... but soon agreed because I could see he was already 'emotionally' committed. (when he gets his mind set to something- no turning back- or so I thought)
Well, there is more to the story...
So- I have been wanting a new bookshelf for a while. I have tons of books. More books that I will ever have time to read. But I like books... and I am getting into the habit of buying cute children's books for when we have kids someday. Needless to say, our measly Wal-mart fake wood with the cardboard back bookshelf needed a little help. I started to smell those wheels turning again... and here it came. "I'll make you a bookshelf honey" he said with a smile. And of course my first thought was- I don't have room for more wood to be stacked around the house. Then off he went- to game plan. He started by drawing this sketch Friday night. I liked it... kinda had a retro, artsy twist to it. Very modern and much more detailed than the cabinet he never finished. That kinda worried me... but he told me to have a little faith in him and he promised me a book self.
Sure enough, Saturday morning he was off to Lowes to buy all of the wood he would need and got right to work.He used the bed of the truck as a make-shift work bench. :-) And as you can see below...I gave him a hand in the project... well... I guess I should say I have him a stand in the project. (haha) Yup... your eyes are seeing it correct. I stood on some of the boards to stabilize them while he cut them. Maybe he should ask Santa for a work bench with the wood clamps. TaDa! I now have a very cool book self! It still needs to be stained and put into place... but I am so excited. I am starting to make him a list of things he needs to make... any suggestions? :-)