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!


  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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