Saturday, February 15, 2014

Starting on the Master Closet

What I thought was going to be a quick update ended up with me swearing in the dark in my closet. This update took so long, the sun had actually gone down before I was done.  There's nothing like playing with electrical wires in the dark.

So this all started when one of the ladies I work with brought me over a flyer for a flash 3 day sale at Menards, asking me if I'd seen it yet.  I hadn't so she pointed out a gorgeous chandelier that was on-sale from $79 to $29.  And the sale started that day.

I almost asked my boss if I could leave right then because I knew that I had to go buy this chandelier.  I mean, I had no idea where the hell I was going to put it.  But for $29 I didn't really care.  When the clock finally struck 5pm I got the hell outta there and headed to the store.

I walked up and down the aisles of light fixtures and couldn't find it so I asked the worker if she knew if they had it anywhere in stock.  She told me that unfortunately she had just sold the last one.  Boooooo.  So I asked her if they had it on display so I could look at it and see if I liked it and then she could possibly search other stores to see if they had it.  So as she's walking me to the display, she says, "That's the lady I just sold the last one to."  I jokingly say to her, "That old lady?  I can totally take her out.  Don't worry, I'll get my light."  She clearly didn't get my humor cuz I would never attack an old lady for shit's sake.  But the look on her face was priceless.  I finally told her that I was joking but I'm fairly certain that she didn't believe me as she walked away to call security.

The next thing that happened was pure awesomeness.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pantry Build Complete!!!

My goal on finishing the pantry was this upcoming weekend.  So it looks like I beat my goal.  YAY!  Plus it didn't hurt that my friends have invited themselves over for dinner on Sunday to give me a swift kick in the ass to get it done.  And while it's not technically finished per se, the build part of it is.  Now it's just time to find some pretty organizational bins and stock it back up.  My dining room table will thank me.

So when we last chatted about the pantry we were here  

I finally was able to get to Menard's the other day to get the last board since one of them had a big crack in it that I didn't catch when I purchased it.  Once I had the new board painted I was able to continue.  Also while I was there, I picked up different wood decorative brackets.  These ones worked so much better than the flimsy, cheap ones I purchased first.  Although I liked their simple shape a lot better as they were less chunky than the new ones.  But I'd rather fore go design for function- preferring for my food to not come crashing to the ground in the middle of the night.  So it went from the above photo- to this tonight.  

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pantry Update

Last time I posted, I said I was going to start on the pantry.  After showing some photos of my ideal space and coming up with a rough sketch, I headed to Menards to pick up the wood.  There was an "11% rebate on your total purchase" sale going on.  So not only did get to use up my last rebate and a Christmas gift card, I will get another $20ish in rebates from this purchase too.

This very nice boy asked me if I needed help as I wandered around the wood aisles.  I took him up on it seeing as though half of the wood I needed was upstairs and I'm not too big on heights or walking up high on a metal grate floor.  Woosie, party of one.  So I read off to him what I needed and he gathered up the supplies like the good little boy he was.  He even politely asked if I drew the sketch myself.  He was impressed by my straight lines apparently.  Too bad he was 16.  Too bad I'm not.

Anyway.  Back to my pantry.  This is where we started.  As you can tell, I like food.  Clearly.  And I'm a little OCD.  No I didn't alter anything in the pantry before snapping the pics.  I'm always this ridiculous.  But you can see there's not a lot of space.  While there are three shelves, there's nothing on the bottom for storage.  The plastic carts store some tools and house stuff and those aren't going to stay in the pantry- they'll make their way into the garage shortly.  Plus the metal wire shelves are terrible.  Nothing sits flush on them and I've already had way too many jars of sauce come crashing down and break all over the floor.  Not my idea of a fun time.

So first thing I did was clear everything out.