Thursday, March 11, 2010

New sketchs and a new project

Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but it has been a rather busy week at our house!
Case in point-- over the weekend Marc and I bought a bunk bed for the oldest two boys and until last night it was still sitting in it's box in my living room just waiting for us to have time to put it together.
After awhile I got tired of stepping over it and decided to get started on it even though Marc would be home late from work that night. The boys helped me open everything up and organize all the pieces into piles.
Finally, once we got everything out of the box, I realised that there were no instructions in the box. I looked everywhere hoping I'd missed them somehow--after all the boys did help me unpack it--but nada.
No instructions.
Just a lot of pieces now scattered all over my living room.
Now if you know me well, then you know I can be rather determined to do things on my schedule. I finally had time to work on this and I wanted to build it right then--not in the morning when the 1-800 number on the box would actually answer their phones.
First I did some sleuthing online hopeful that a PDF of the instructions might be on their web site.
No luck with that idea.
So I decided I'd take a look at all the pieces and see if I couldn't just figure it out. Thankfully there was a very good photo of the completed bed on the box--so I spent the next hour or so determining where each part was supposed to go and what hardware each piece used. Then I started construction, which went really well.
Marc joined me soon after and together it didn't take us very long to finish. We only had to back track once or twice and in the end there weren't even any "extra" parts left over :)
It looks great in their room, and as long as we can get Spencer to use it more for a bed than a jungle gym, we will be good to go :)
Anyhow, enough of my long story, I also have a few scrapbook related things to share. First off a couple of sketches. These are #39 and #40, which will also be added to my sketch page--here. That first one may look familiar as it was the sketch I based my layout in the last post on.

I've been busy working on other pojects that I can't share yet, so these sketches are to make up for that :)
Lastly, here is a look at a little something I am very excited to complete. The other day I noticed a neighbor of mine tossing out this very cool weathered frame with 4 openings. It used to hang on the fence in her garden and it had a little shelf at the bottom that had fallen off. I thought it would be easy to repair so I grabed it and cleaned it up.

Now I'm just trying to decide what I want in the four openings, then it is going up on my wall in my scrapbook room. The openings are about 8 1/2 "x 11" so the possibilities should be endless. I'll post another photo once I have it finished.

Anyhow, thanks for stopping by today! Have a good one!


  1. I've been wondering about bunk beds for Hailey and Sarah, too, so you'll have to let me know how the boys do. I guess you're supposed to wait until kids are 6 to put them on the top bunk? Is that right? Anyway...that's a cool little treasure you found. We can't wait to see you guys this weekend.

  2. hahaha...sounds like me.I actually don't like to look at the instructions and i'm finding that life might be easier if I actually did. :)

  3. You inspire me!