I got my first real tool last year for my birthday (in October).
A miter saw.
I had been aching to build things.
Then I found a Kreg Jig (pocket hole jig) on Craigslist. It was super cheap and had never been used, it was an older model, but it works!!!!!
So I did my first build with pocket holes, a headboard bench. I was so excited! I was building things.
I actually have done several builds since then, but today I want to share my spur of the moment build, my narrow cottage end tables.
I was wanting to build something so bad one day, but I didn't have any money to buy wood. I did however have some wood my father-in-law had given me from his shed and some scrap wood I had picked up from the free section of craigslist. So I went to Ana's site and found her plans for the narrow cottage end tables. You can find the plans here.
I feel it is important to understand that for me to do a project I can't just whip it out in one day, ha! I have six kids after all... Maybe a small one in one day...but this one well, it was for fun and so I take things in steps.
I measure wood one day. Cut and sand it the next.
Then I take a day to build. These really don't take very long to put together and within 3 hours (that includes installing drawer slides on two tables, my first time) I had two cute little tables!
It was several weeks later that I finally got around to putting pulls on...
What did you notice different from picture 1 to picture 2? Hmmm.....Kids pictures...lamp shades (better but not best, yet)....rug.... I could call that a mini makeover, yes I think I will claim it, you might say my almost free end tables (I did buy the knobs and drawer slides, altogether under $20) inspired me!
Now that makes me happy! Here are a few more shots.
here. I am so glad I was brave enough to try, hopefully I will only get better!
Lots of Love,
I will be linking to these parties.