Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Don't tell me no!

The last time someone told me I couldn't do something, as in didn't have the physical ability or talent, was almost 13 years ago. Alex was just born at 33 weeks and the NICU staff told me I couldn't breastfeed. I was pumping like crazy and wasn't getting much of anything. The nurses told me I didn't have any milk. It was very discouraging, but after they told me I couldn't (and I wasn't planning on nursing to begin with. I was going to try, but that was it) I was determined that I would breastfeed. As it turns out, I was right and they were very wrong. Not only that, I went on to successfully breastfeed all six of my children and have turned that awful first experience around for good and now help other mothers and babies!

Last night, I discovered plans to build a set of bookshelves that are Pottery Barn look alikes. Check 'em out! D told me I didn't have the ability or skills to do this. He said if I try, they won't be sturdy. He said I couldn't even put together store bought furniture. This is totally untrue. As a matter of fact, my best friend and I redid my master bedroom several years ago while D was gone on the weekend and the only thing we weren't able to do was installing the ceiling fan. The only reason the bookshelf collapsed was because my 5 ft 6, 130 lbs 12 year old decided to sit on the corner.

So, now i am bound and determined to make these shelves....without telling my husband. I do have to buy a nail gun thing, which we need anyway for when he does some other home repairs. It's an investment, right? Besides, even if I totally mess it up, we can always take the MDF and stick it on some L brackets in the closet.

I think I'm going to try to do this next week, depending on the weather. Hopefully it will stay dry.

Any tips would be appreciated!

2 comments:

  1. If it turns out bad, haul it to the dump before anyone can see it and never mention it again! Just pretend you changed your mind!

    Anna

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  2. you can do these! My husband and I built the media base for the PB Style Logan entertainment center lastnight........2 hours and looks great!!! Waiting on the paint to dry right now.

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