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Preview: Merry Christmas

December 25, 2010

Bedside tables in place

My husband loves his new bedside table! I like mine, too. I still can’t quite believe that I built them. I’m looking forward to 2011 so I can tackle more projects and see what else I can do.

Lessons learned:

– Making one trip to the hardware store before the beginning of a building project may not be the best idea. I wasted money on supplies I didn’t need and made mistakes because I didn’t make time to buy the right stuff toward the end.

– Having the right supplies and tools on hand makes for a smoother project.

– Take the time to get it right. Measure and measure again, read equipment manuals, don’t cut corners.

– Don’t be afraid to take (or leave) the advice of others.

– Helpful people are awesome.

– Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t give up. The breakthrough moment will come and things will never be as bleak again.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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6 comments

  1. WOW! Turned out great. Way to go!!


  2. Beautiful work! I’m inspired.


  3. Those are amazing! I saw your post on the Anna White website and love them! Would you mind telling me how much you spent making your pair of these? 🙂


  4. I spent about $80, but I wasted money buying materials I didn’t need. If I had it to do again I could shave close to $20 off of that.

    Thanks for stopping by!


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