A Place for Everything...

...and everything in its place. Right? Not so much, in this house. We're working on that, though! I've been hard at work on decluttering one day at a time. I really love the simple, daily tasks. I'm free to go on about my day when I'm done, but I often find that I'm so motivated that I keep right on cleaning!


Not the point of my post.

The point of my post is to say LOOK! Lookie what my hubby built! I found the plans on Ana White's blog (here), and within a week, the bench had materialized in my living room. Ok--maybe it didn't appear out of thin air. But it wasn't very complicated, either.

Building was simple, and took only a few hours spread over two afternoons. For the next few days, I took over. I filled holes one morning, and sanded them that evening. Each day this week, after putting the little guy to bed, I put on another coat of paint.

Last night, we finally got to "move in" to the bench!

It really turned out well, don't you think?


  1. Looks so great! Great job constructing Ryan & Camden, and great job finishing Christina!

  2. Looks great! I love it. Wish I had a place for something like that in our house. We have a iron railing along steep steps to the basement & what I really want is the Ikea Expedit book case that would go most the length & the height of the rail OR a partial wall with built-ins -- either would be perfect (especially the latter). I Love how your project turned out. Fun seeing the progress of it too.


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