thank you all for your support over the past few days - it has really meant the world to me.
jambaloney is stiff and sore and bruised like oh heck - but all of that is to be expected. we got up this morning, had a nice breakfast and now i have a roast in the oven - he is dying for some red meat as am i - can't wait to get at that roast and potatoes and veggies - oh and gravey - yummeh!
anyway, i think my last several posts are bringing people down and that is not our intention for this blog. we have a very up-beat and positive outlook on life and we created this blog for each other - kind of like the way Stephen created his blog for Little Bit. so i thought it was time to put up a post that wasn't about his accident, my panic or his recovery. he really is strong and healthy and i kind of freaked out over the past few days. i am sorry to have worried any of you.
so - on to our DIY/shelf/storage projects - woohoo!
i have mentioned many times that we are lacking cupboard space, storage space, shelving space...actually, we are just lacking SPACE!!!
so, while waiting to renovate properly - we have been building storage space in every nook and cranny possible. and replacing some stuff. like this horrible pantry-thingy? the previous owner put in this metal frame shelf-thingy and it was sagging in all of the wrong places. (oh and make note of my brilliant idea to hang pots and pans from it!)
so me and jambaloney ripped it out - it was a much easier task than we were expecting! - and put in a sturdy, and kind of ugly, pantry-thing made out of 3/4inch plywood, 2x8's and 2x2's. at least this one got painted.
here is the sturdy, pantry-thing. sorry the pic is blurry! i will take a better pic and post it in a future post. (oh ya - notice the stairs are still bare? well - they still are. you gotta pick your projects ya know?)
here is the second storage area that we built, this one STILL hasn't been painted, neither have the puke-peached coloured walls - but we'll get there someday - it was built using 3/4inch plywood and 2x3's. this is in the hallway leading to our bathroom and bedroom.
here's the weird room-divider thing which eats up a ton of room in my tiny kitchen - arghghgh! we put in a few shelves using 2x3's and 1x8's. it has yet to be painted as well. but will be. some day. i hope.
and this is a tiny shelf on the wall, next to the front door, which we put a seeding tray in front of. after we replaced the door. i'm blathering - y'all have no idea what i am talking about - future post coming about seeding tray and replacing the front door. this little shelf was made using 1x3's and 1x8's. surprisingly enough - it IS now painted. a newer picture coming soon!
we really have no storage in our bathroom so we put a bathroom stand over the toilet - sorry no pic of it but i will update later - am in a bit of a rush right now if you can't already tell. but here is the shelving that we built around our vanity - i love this thing! and please do not note that i am wearing jambaloney's workshirt in this pic and it is filthy! i have been wearing it since sunday - i just haven't been bothered to put anything else on.
Edited to add: you can't see it in the pic above but when the bathroom door is open you can't even see this shelving! which is why it is so awesome! it is using up precious un-used space! i will take a pic with the bathroom door open so that you will see what i mean. Edit over.
we have DIY shelving projects all over the house. i will keep taking pictures. and remember, if you don't have floor space - go for wall space!
and just for fun - here we are getting ready to go to the halloween dance. i am p*ssed that i didn't have my Hello Kitty sunglasses on in this pic - my Hello Kitty sunglasses were a real hit at the party!
here is hippy jambaloney:
and here is me:
the worst of what happened is over and although he is very stiff and sore - he is mending. he is sleeping right now but the wafting smell of the roast will wake him soon - of that i am certain.
one last time to say thank you all so much. the comfort that you all provided helped both he and i through a scarey few days. thank you.
and to MDR and Matt - i promise a post with naked bums swimming in the river soon - bahahahahah!