Let's just say the word "soon" is a subjective word :)
Anyways, back at the beginning of this year, I had a goal to learn how to play the church hymns by the end of the year. And since I had gotten a Best Buy gift card from KLAS back when I still worked with them, I took it and invested in a sweet Yamaha key board. Except when we were living in an apartment in Utah, we had no where to set it up except on the kitchen table and then box it up and put it up in the closet when I was done.
Now that we live in a house and have room to spread our wings (and our stuff), I've been looking for ways to fill our space. And this sweet idea was perfect for setting up a keyboard.
So, I enlisted Brant's help...
He researched and researched and figured out how to go about it. He bought some wood from Lowe's, took some sandpaper, and got to work.
Brant LOVES his power tool!
After lots of measuring, sanding, drilling, and spraypainting, he had a finished product! So then we went to Craigslist and found exactly what we were looking for - a beat up plain wood piano bench that was up for grabs.
After picking up the bench, more sanding, and more spraypainting....
Thanks for the sweet idea, Crafty Nest! For all the wood, materials, and piano bench, this project cost about $65. (You can't even buy just an unfinished sofa table for that price!)
And now, reason number 16 we love being homeowners-
We can take a spare white room in our home like this one:
And again, enlist the help of a handsome husband- this time with painting the wall:
And then enlist the help of our new, very talented friend Christine:
Add a crib, and... Ta Da!
A room for our baby! (none of these photos have been resized - click the photo for details on the mural.)
We still have work left to do on this baby's room (bedding, curtains, and more furniture are still in the works, but some people were getting a little anxious about seeing this post before I got to those parts ;)
By the way, if you live in the Atlanta area and are looking for a mural painter, Christine is terrific and very reasonably priced. I can send her contact info for anyone looking.
Lastly, I found this tree blossom design online, but don't know who it belongs to - if its yours, let me know so I can give you credit and major props on a pretty design!