It has been two weeks.
I have had a lot to ponder and reflect on since the events of two weeks ago. I have said many prayers for people I don't even know, and for those I do know. The Lord will give them peace and comfort, he answers prayers, and I know he will bless those involved in the Boston tragedy, and other tragedies.
I haven't done any blogging, since then. I wasn't planning on not blogging, I just didn't. You see, I qualified for Boston last year and could have been running this year. But like many times before, money and regular life never took me there. I still want to run it someday!! Maybe next year.
Since then I have reflected on the fact that it could have been my family watching at the finish line, just like so many families were. I love my family. They are the most important thing in my life and they have been my priority the past two weeks. Not that they weren't before, but I just wanted to enjoy them fully and it has been wonderful!
I usually just share what I create on this blog, but please know that my life is filled with so much more than my projects. While I really love doing them, I am first a wife, a mother, and a daughter of God. So, creating memories with my family will always come first.
I choose to blog and share because I have learned so much from other bloggers. They have inspired me to do things I never thought I could. I hope to someday do the same for you, so Thank You for taking the time to come to my little corner of the blogging world! I love having you here!
Okay! Enough of the deep stuff! Check out these cuties!
On Saturday we had our city spring clean up. Everyone puts their unwanted items on the curb and they collect it all on Saturday, free of charge.
It is a playground of happiness for someone like me! People drive around and collect other peoples junk! I love it! I got some great treasures, but this is the one that inspired the above crates.
This is how I did it,
The box was 15 1/2 inches long, 3 1/2 inches tall (that is the thickness of the wood) and approx 4 inches deep.
I cut the bottom piece at 15 inches. Then the sides at 3 /12 inches (this made them a square). In the top left photo you see the bottom and side, and then I have another board sitting on the bottom and next to the side piece, I used that to measure the divider pieces, then cut 3 of those, they were 3 1/4 tall.
In the photo on the right I am using the mason jar to space the dividers. Once I knew where the board should go, I traced around it right onto the board. I wanted to make sure the jars would fit. You can see the lines on the board.
I did all three dividers and then glued and added the side board. Making sure to nail it to all pieces of wood: ends, bottom, and divider pieces.
I sealed the crates with a coat of laquer and sanded it smooth. (Why laquer? Well, I got a whole gallon from the restore for a $1, and I like how it adds a deeper tone to the wood, but you could use poly or any other sealer) I did not stain the wood or anything, it is so pretty!
I wanted to try some different handles and so I just nailed them to the outside edge, with carpet tacks.
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I will be linking to these parties.