"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

24 March 2014


I started re-decorating the girls rooms two years ago this spring.  The bulk of things are finished of course.  Just tiny little additions are needed here and there.  The one big thing that was wanted in their rooms was their very own desk of sorts.  Oh how they dreamed of having their own creative little spot, in their room by the window.  So I searched high and low, always keeping an eye out for just the perfect little piece to add to their rooms.

A couple of weeks ago I was in the garage straightening up things when I looked at one corner and saw all the scrap lumber from previous projects.  Why was I looking for desks when I could make them?!  I had a saw, a brand new cordless drill and impact driver (so dang awesome!) and all the other odds and ends needed to build desks from scratch.  Our handy dandy friend (who helps with all things construction around here) even brought over his table chop saw so we could make sure all the legs were the exact same length.  Two hours tops and two desks were made.  I really love my new drills and feel like I'm in stoppable with the projects I can do now.  There may be a list being made now of all the things to do.

The girls are loving their new pieces of furniture.  I'm just a bit surprised as to which one of them is keeping their desk the cleanest.  I'm not complaining.  I'm just glad that they are both in love with their rooms still, even more so now.  Now all that is needed is a couple of cool looking chairs from the thrift store, the perfect desk lamp and all will be perfect in their eyes.

We also put in a brand new garage door opener with the help of our friend.  That was a few weeks ago and I still can't get over how awesome it is that the remotes for the car work and we don't have to get out of the car to punch in codes to open the door anymore.  That bites in the Winter, big time.  I still make a comment about how awesome it is to having working remotes when we drive down our street towards the house.  I think the family is getting sick of hearing about my happiness at this point.




  1. The desks look terrific and fit perfectly under the windows. Happy crafting! :-) Heather

  2. I'm impressed with the hidden treasures in your own garage! Total score. The desks look fantastic.

  3. WOW the desks are wonderful. Your girls are lucky to have such lovely rooms they love being in.
    Anne xx

  4. I love hearing about your happiness! No more getting out of the car to punch in codes in the freezing winter, yay and worth bragging about. The desk's are awesome and their rooms are so cute. Great job! btw I'm with you on the pots and pans... made me laugh this morning... thank you

  5. I love how the girls rooms turned out. Simple, chic and youthful. Just my style!

  6. Love the desks! SO happy the girls are loving them too.
    Isn't building furniture fun?! I know the girls will treasure those desks and the memories of them being made.
    Its the little things, Kar. Like a garage door remote and things like that, that really make our lives easier.
    I know just what you mean:)

  7. Wow, they turned out very nice! The rooms look so lovely, perfect for young ladies.

  8. Such a sweet room for your girls. Did you make the quilt on the bed! It sure is pretty and the desk turned out great.