Now, July has always been the family "unlucky month", (if anything can go wrong...this is when it will probably happen!) so it was inevitable that mixing July, fire, and people together would eventually result in a bit of chaos, right?
I wanted to make sure the girls were old enough to really understand that....you know, dogs are breakable and stuff.
And in my mind I pictured a small, energetic lap dog sort of thing with tons of patience and not too much fur. Grown and housebroken, thank you very much!
Things don't always go as planned. Quite by accident, I opened Facebook one day and saw where a friend had shared a post from the local animal shelter. They had some new arrivals in need of a home.
Er...well. We aren't "all the way " done with it yet, but that's because a lot of other things happened while we were trying to tackle this one project.
But I can't wait. I am ready to share what we have gotten done so far, along with our hilarious adventures in DIY'ing.
For two people who are learning as we go, I don't think we screwed up too badly.
And if you aren't convinced, check out how the last people left this room! Here are "before photos"...
For a few years now I've been buying the cheap bookcases at Walmart and filling them up. I can't complain because they have lasted forever, even with a lot of abuse. BUT...I hate how deep the shelves are.
So, because I like all of my books standing at attention near the edge of the shelf, I decided to finally get around to making a bookcase with some custom shelves. Not only do my books look great, it's the first thing people see when they walk in the door. Much cooler than a television, in my opinion.
So here it is, our super simple, no frills bookcase.
Yeah. I think so too. So I put together this little tutorial for you. This design is similar (but not the same) as the one I'm using for my March reading list.
You can easily take the basic drawing and make it totally "you" with extra details. (Birds, flowers, rainbows, swirls...the possibilities are endless!)
It's really easy to do, even if you think you can't draw. I promise!
So, are you ready to try it? Let's go!
Just follow the step-by-step tutorial. You only need a few basic materials that you probably already have on hand. Ready?