!!!!! Yay! This is the moment I’ve been waiting to share for a year. For Mother’s Day, I we went out to breakfast, then did a little shopping. Not the fun kind, though I did get a new Leatherman Squirt in bright blue. That’s fun, right? Ben bought me a bouquet of Kermit mums. Love how fun they are. When we returned home, I
requested asked Ben to install the drawer fronts in my office as my Mother’s Day gift. (Three years ago, I requested a new end table, which is now in the guest bedroom). Being the fantastic hubby he is, he did. I wasn’t able to get any during shots, so I’ll make sure to take some when we install the laundry room drawers.
Ben had already installed the drawers, but the drawer fronts couldn’t be built until the drawers were installed. Which means waiting, which I’m not good at. But, Ben built the fronts and it was my turn to prime and paint. A few afternoon naps and three coats of paint later, the fronts were ready. We went from this:
Which was already a huge improvement over this, both in looks and function:
Now, I can officially say my office is finished. Well, the building, I’m sure it will continue to change and evolve over time and use.
We continued with the Shaker style panel, but had to make a few minor adjustments. Can you see the difference? It’s like a drawer version of Where’s Waldo?
If you haven’t noticed it, good! That was the goal. If you’re wondering, pay close attention to the horizontal pieces. The top drawer front is only 5 inches tall, the second is 5 1/2 inches tall, the third is 8 inches and the bottom is 12 inches. All of the verticals are 2 1/2 inches wide, but the horizontals are not. Why, you ask? Because, the top drawer would be completely flat if the horizontal was still 2 1/2 inches. 2 1/2 + 2 1/2 = 5 The second drawer would have only 1/2 inch between the horizontals, which isn’t enough room for the drawer pull. So, drawer number 1 has 2 inch horizontals, leaving 1 inch for a pull, while the second drawer has 2 1/4 inch horizontals, with an inch for a pull. Pretty fun, right?
After some convincing of Ben, he agreed it wouldn’t look completely stupid. I hate the back-handed compliments. And if it did, it was my idea and not his office.
I love the finished, seamless look, especially paired with the connected squares trim pattern. I think the doors and drawers finish off the space perfectly, concealing every ugly, strictly utilitarian office essential. Well, almost every one. We still need to build, paint and install a pull out shelf to set my printer on. It is ugly and needs to be hidden.
Ben admitted when he finished installing the doors that he was jealous of my office
and has plans of a hostile takeover.
The clean white drawers and cabinets are the icing on the cake.
Have you finished any lingering projects? What took so long? Weather? Supplies? Lack of motivation? Just know you’re not the only one with outstanding projects.