Well . . . not quite. Did you know that I like to build? And when I can combine sewing and building, it's just bliss. I recently discovered the world of Ana White. She has step-by-step instructions for hundreds of building projects. Now in full disclosure, my husband and I built most of our house. But mostly my husband. I was pretty busy having kids!
I also built this doghouse about five years ago (still standing!):
And finished our basement on my own: (my husband's Christmas present two years ago, also still standing)
Here's what it looked like when I started:
Okay, that's sideways, but you get the idea. I did have help with the sheetrock, but I did all the woodwork and carpeting and everything else.
This is getting a little long. Back to the present, I'm saying that I have a little experience and access to a lot of tools. Although I'm a little scared of most power saws and my favorite by far is the jigsaw. I bought this beautiful antique bed about ten years ago. But when I got it home, I found out it's an odd size, called a 3/4 bed. My full-sized mattress was about two inches too big to fit it. So I've had this beautiful bed just sitting around for years. When I saw this tutorial of Ana's, it just clicked!
I'm sorry for this very long post and I hope you made it to the end to see the beautiful pictures. I'm so pleased with this bench/couch/bed and I'll be showing more woodworking projects too as it's almost spring and I find I can't stay in the house all the time when it's nice outside! And I have a much bigger woodworking project going on that this is part of.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. - 2 Timothy 1:7