Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Finally. It all makes sense.

Quick - what's worse than a blog that has no exciting pictures??
Answer - a blog with no updates.

Man, it's been quiet around here - right? I blame it partially on the wonderful weather outside - we've been so busy in our garden and with graduations and family get-togethers that it's barely left me anytime to be in the workshop (aka. the office that I have quietly and slowly converted into my work room). But that's only part of the reason.

Remember the last post? You know, the one where I was all "Oh, I think I finally have the idea?" Hah! This little structure has quite the strong will. I tried and tried and tried to force my idea onto it. And I was close a few times. But eventually, I just gave up. My idea just wasn't going to work on it. So I stepped back and just closed the door and didn't even think about it for a few days.

And then it hit me. I was trying too hard to make my very specific idea work with this kit. And it just wasn't going to. Now, I'm still hooked on my original idea, but I can save it for a later build. So I went back to the structure and just thought about it.

And came up with a pretty great idea. An idea that will give me a chance to practice making cabinets and living room furniture from scratch. And there's even space in my new design for a patio, which I absolutely can't wait to furnish.

And it feels so much better! I mocked it up with my cereal box templates and I'm in love with it.

I've been stocking up on these kits (hello Ebay) and can't wait to put them together and modify them a bit and hopefully they'll find a spot in their new home.

So now I'm off to draw up the final layout of furniture and lighting and then I think we can finally start getting to work. And then, I promise, I'll give you pictures.

*as a sidenote, I completely forgot until I started drawing out ideas and layouts for the house that as a very young child, house layouts were always one of my favorite things to draw. I didn't really do much exterior stuff, but I loved to draw floor plans with windows and doors and furniture. Guess some things never leave you.

Happy Wednesday, y'all!


  1. I too poked at my fling today ;) Have you ever played the Sims games, cause they're pretty much this, without the sawdust :D

  2. I got my layout all figured out (I think)...but I can't seem to find the motivation to get in my studio and do something about it.

  3. I love floor plans too! <3
    I even have an app for my iPad called, wait for it, oh you guessed it! Floorplans! Great fun. Love the wainscoting you are doing.

  4. Hello Floorplan app! I love it!
    Thanks Debora!