Monday, July 12, 2010

Holy Closet, Batman!

We finished Lil' Waller's closet last night!!  Hooray for checking things off the proverbial "nursery to-do" list!  It really wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be and didn't take us quite as long as I thought it would.  We had already installed a closet system just like this in our last home, so I think we were pretty familiar with how this works!  Here are some photos to show the progress:

The closet started like this with one single shelf (keep in mind, this is actually a pretty darn big coset):

Pretty plain, right?

So we ran to Home Depot and bought this puppy:

We also bought some cabinet doors and a couple drawers, but I forgot to take pictures of those.  Whoops.

We had to take the shelf that was in there out.  Since it was put into the wall with drywall anchors, it left huge holes in the wall when we removed it.  So, we had to spackle and paint and wait for all that jazz to dry!

After all that was done, we got to work assembling (and by we, I mean my dearest hubby).

All the lovely pieces.

Gotta anchor it to the wall.  Safety first, people!

Just call me Vanna.

Almost there!!

And the final product..........
(well, until she gets more stuff)

So there you have it folks!  An amazing new closet for our negative 4 month old and it only took a few hours!  Can't beat it with a cane!

Next on the nursery list......the chair!  My wonderful parents have offered to pick up the tab on the rocker/swivel/recliner chair I found!  Sweet!  So now I need to go order that and find a little "nightstand" style side table that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. 

Please share your closet and/or nursery transformations!  I'd love to see!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Catalog Living

Ok, so I have stumbled upon this AMAZING blog that is absolutely hysterical!!  I have been laughing at this darn blog for the past hour!  It is basically a blog that takes home decor photos from catalogs and/or the Internet and the author of the blog puts her own little comical sattire to the picture.  Here are a few of my fav's:

"Gary and I have slept in separate beds for years, but last night he left me a tied-up stack of books on my foot-of-bed-bench. I think he’s in the mood."

"Elaine wasn’t about to let some hot flashes get in the way of balancing the checkbook with the abacus."

"Our entryway set-up is great! Now I never forget my hat, burlap satchel, or life preserver."

"Oh dear, our Q-Tip decanter is almost 1/5th depleted"

"Hi Nancy, it’s Elaine. I’m going to be a little late for lunch. I can’t find my hat or my back-up hat."

OH MYlanta!!  That mess is hilarious! 

That's all I got for today!  I'm off to put my tired, swollen feet up.  It's been a long day of cleaning and organizing.