Happy New Year, and what a year it will be! 2014 was a great year for us and it’s hard to believe 2015 will be even better! As we’ve been waiting on the arrival of our baby boy, we’ve been working hard on projects for the nursery. With frequent trips out of town on the weekends, time at home is sparse and the projects are taking longer than we like.
For Thanksgiving, we traveled to Georgia to spend time with my family. The weather was good for the most part, but I was thrilled when a rainy day turned into a project day in my dad’s workshop. Being the tool nerd that he is, my dad has a nicely stocked workshop, which is something I could get used to.
There is a small nook next to the door in the nursery that is perfect for a small table of some sort. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted, but since space is limited I knew a storage solution would be best. I roughly sketched what I was thinking on a piece of paper and we went to work. We didn’t have measurements of the space, so we relied on my amazing ability to “eye-ball” for sizing.
We were able to build this piece entirely out of scrap wood, most of which my dad had lying around (woohoo!)
As you can see, our rainy day turned into a family day in the workshop with my mom and dad getting in on the fun.
After it was assembled, we filled the holes with sandable/stainable wood filler and used an orbit sander with 220grit paper to get it nice and smooth.
For the finish, I painted with 1 coat of Behr Fashion Gray flat finish paint that my mom had left over. After it dried, I sanded the edges to give it rustic worn look and sealed with Minwax Paste Finish Wax.
After it was all said and done, I found some super cute baskets at Marshall’s for $7 a piece and couldn’t pass them up. I had no idea if they would fit or not, but according to my impeccable “eye-balling” they would… and they DO!
I love the way this little nursery bookshelf turned out. It fits perfectly in it’s designated nook and the best part is it was Diystinctly Made for baby with love by Dad and Paw Paw.