When I read others’ blogs and well, to be honest, my own, I sometimes think how easy everything looks. And for anyone who does any amount of DIY projects, you know there is just so much more that goes into it that you sort of skim over when writing.
I was just going through pictures – I have been trying to take more photos as I am working – and wanted to share a few of the ‘behind the scenes’. I have TONS of help from my favorite guy, my 17 year old son who I lovingly refer to as ‘The Kid’ (to help keep him somewhat anonymous on the internet). He is so much help, if for no other reason than he can run up and down stairs so much easier than I can and loves to run errands for me. And what a strong back for lifting!
He was a lot of help in the last project, helping to fix drawers. Here are a couple of photos of him working on the process:
He’s not always thrilled with having his photo taken 🙂
Here he is handling cuts on the table saw. True story: when I was in high school, I watched my best friend cut her thumb, her forefinger and part of her middle finger off in a table saw accident. I am always fearful of that piece of equipment, so I am glad I have my son to help there. We both practice great care and safety when using tools.
A general shot of the garage. When I am working on a number of projects, it can start to take over all three bays of my three car garage! Of course, whenever possible, I like to get the finished pieces out of the garage (and out of harm’s way) and then the entryway starts to look like storage! Right now, I have the most pieces done waiting to be sold than ever, and of course, I am also in the middle of the Kid’s room redo.
I do a lot of work during the day when the Kid is in school, so I have the company of my “puppy” Ashla. Sometimes she doesn’t look like she is too happy to be stuck in the garage with me, instead of sleeping on the couch. And she’s not too much help, but she is good company.
Well, that’s about it for today! Thanks for dropping by! And Happy Crafting Y’All!