One day I decided to order Scott a subscription to this magazine, Popular Mechanics, he purchased at the airport before we left for our honeymoon. Best idea ever because check this out - inside last months magazine were plans to a build-it-yourself Pottery Barn knock off bench/shelf. Scott showed it to me and asked if I liked it, which I did, but more as an entry way table. My handy husband looked over the plans and figured out how to alter it to the dimensions we wanted and this past weekend we had a play day in the garage and fun trip to Home Depot!
Gathering the materials. Safety first, right Bubs?!
Unloading the materials. Apparently a serious task.
We had a whole tool area set up in the backyard. I even wore a tape measure on my jeans just like Scott incase I needed to make a quick measurement...sure. Scott did most of the cutting, measuring, computing numbers, nailing and sawing, while I tried to do the priming, but even that was not as easy as it looks! Sanding turned out to be my best job!
It's starting to come together!
Just about done, checking out the final details!
The final product! Here it is, our first piece of homemade furniture. It does still need a paint job, but were holding out on that for the expert Resti's help. I accidentally took this picture a little crooked, sorry, but you get the idea.
Five hours in the garage well worth it we thought! We were pretty excited how our table turned out (sure pays to be married to Bob the Builder) can't wait to paint it and fill it up!