Wednesday, February 15, 2012

If you build it,

I'm thinking this was hubby's thought for a week.  If he built baby Buzz a cabinet, he could pass time and make Buzz's arrival come faster!  As much as I went him here already, I don't think we need to speed up time just yet.  Although, if these stabs and jabs get any stronger and more frequent, I just might be wishing time would speed up. 
In the meantime, hubby has been trying to find things to keep himself busy.  He keeps saying he has to get things done now so that he can come home from work and play with Buzz when he gets here!  He did accomplish a big project that I asked for and I love that he was so excited to make it. 

With a VERY small glimpse into the nursery! ;)
Sorry, the lighting is horrible in that room for picture taking.  Also, it's not as dark as it looks.  It actually matches the crib and dresser fairly well which are both espresso in color.  And, for this being the first project hubby has made for me (well, Buzz), I'm very impressed!  He even made the sides all fancy! All I had to do was tell him that I wanted a cabinet that I can put baskets in for toys and diapers and also have space for books, and find him a picture of my thought, and he was off!

We, yes we, worked on this cabinet almost every night for about a week.  I helped stain it with my mask and gloves on.  The one thing I did not help with was spraying on the clear finish...that was some strong smellin' stuff!  I'm so glad I helped a with what I could because we can tell Buzz someday that WE made this cabinet for him.
A good friend of ours was even impressed.  So impressed that she asked hubby to make one for her new little guy (Buzz's soon-to-be best buddy!). 

And, as promised, I am going to fill you in on my loss of mind situation...
Remember that I said I wanted a cabinet where I could put baskets in?  Well, turns out I found the exact baskets that I wanted.  At our local Wal-Mart, brown, canvas baskets...the perfect size.  The perfect size because hubby built the compartments to fit these exact baskets.  So, I found these baskets and made sure I wrote down the measurements of them for hubby (I remembered something!) so he could get started.  But, for the life of me, cannot figure out why I didn't just buy them.  Turns out these were the last of their kind being sold at this store, or online.  Do you know how hard it is to find another basket similar in size?!  Yeah, I didn't think it would be hard, but it was.  After 2 weeks of looking online and hoping the store would have more, I finally found some similar in size, but in red.  I'm thinking this was for the better though.  These baskets seem better in quality, and I kinda like the red better! 

That is only one incident of my absent mind though.  Hubby is sure I've completely lost it and it's nowhere to be found again.  When I go grocery shopping, I have to make sure everything that I know I need is on the list or it won't come home with me...but the sad part is, even if it's on the list, there's a chance that it won't come home.  It's amazing that I remember I have to get up in the morning and go to bed at night!  But this will all get better, I hope, after baby is here.  I've been told this is just "pregnancy brain." 


  1. He made that?! It's amazing!!! You should check target online for the baskets. Pretty sure we have some of what you're talking about....except the cat clawed it so not anymore. But we did. From target. They were canvas with little handles and they fold up perfectly when you arent using them. We mixed and matched our colors and they looked great. And if I remember correctly they had different sizes, too.

  2. If you builid it, they will come - name that Movie!!! Another thought on baskets is The Container Store. I just love this cabinet, it will continue to be so useful for a lot of years! Good Job, Hubby!!!!

    1. I actually looked there too and couldn't find what I wanted...I'm kind of OCD about things being JUST RIGHT! And I can't wait for this cabinet to belong in my living room or dining room distressed with some white paint!! :)