Sunday, April 20, 2008

Check out this Before and After!

Most people don't know this but I am actually pretty handy with a hammer and nail! Really! The neighbors call to borrow tools from me not Will. Just call me Bob Vila! I started out with a big idea for the wasted space in our family room. I just wanted to get rid of the desk and create a bit more of a streamlined space SO I created a plan for a built-in desk. I did have a little help here and there. (No thanks to my husband, who is the opposite of handy, but big kudos to Gary and Ty!) But this project was MY baby from start to finish! What do you think?

Here's an old pic of the cluttered workspace and before any work started. Just a big cork board and the desk covering the window.

This is mid-construction.


And the finished project! My pride and joy! And my family room feels twice as big! (Click on it to see more detail.)

7 comments:

Jen & the Claw said...

Let me tell you, I saw this first hand and it looks AMAZING! You can do anything Alicia, if you put your mind to it! Very skillful I must say. I wish I had the stamina to do something like that!

Nona said...

WOW! Alicia! that really DOES look TERRIFIC! What a difference it makes. And you know how much I love the clean, uncluttered look!!!!!

You go, girl!!! You did a great job! Makes me wish I could have a desk like that. :)

I love you, sweetie! You are soooo talented and creative!

Love always,
Mom

Jonathan's Mommy said...

Wow! I am so impressed! That looks awesome! Bryan could have totally used your skills in the kitchen renovation!

WeTheTeeples said...

Wow! I am very impressed. It looks awesome.

Hubba's Thoughts said...

Sometimes I think that if you and Gary were married you'd have this crazy, awesome house with tons of detail great handy work!! Your desk turned out sooo good! You're so good and thinking things us and really executing the idea until it's perfect! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Not a bad job at all. I can hardly see any duct tape. : )

Dad

The Nagels said...

Wow-I'm impressed. It looks great. You'll have to show me in person when I come pick up the my next cakes.

I have a question for you...I want to add a slideshow of my pictures like you have on your blog. How did you do that? I can see where to add a slideshow but it won't let me add my pictures. It only will do picaso, photobucket, flicker, etc.

Can you help me out?
thanks,
Heather

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