Many around here are headed south for spring break, but not us. Staying here, but we’ll manage to make the best of it, I’m sure.
Lots of fun things to share today!
Hidden Coffee Bars
If you follow me on Instagram, you got a peek at a neat gallery wall my friend had in her new home. This is the first time I got the whole tour, and she has incorporated all sorts of smart ideas into her new home. Like this cool, yet hidden coffee bar in their master bedroom. (And on the left side, the bottom drawers are refrigerated drawers – even better!). And to have all tucked away in this beautiful built-in – love it.
A Smart and Functional Pantry
Her pantry has a feature that I wish I could incorporate in my own home. Not only is it huge, with an extra fridge inside, this clever little door opens up to their garage so you can unload your groceries right into the pantry without having to traipse in and out of the house. I think this might be my favorite feature of their entire home. And, they have four kids, so I’m sure they have a lot of groceries to haul inside every time they go to the store. And how cute is their pantry door?
I always enjoy fun knobs and pulls that are added to a refinished furniture piece, and thought these fresh ones were worth sharing. Spotted them at Home Depot. Cute!
Gliders and Grabbers
I picked these up at my local Woodcraft store, and really find them useful. The packaging says it all – they can provide extra grip or some slip, depending upon your needs. I used them for cabinet doors while I’m sanding, and then I used them to mount my painting pyramids for spraying the doors. Great idea!
Gripper + Painting Pyramid:
My New Festool Sander
I’m starting to geek out with tools as I take on more cabinet jobs, and like a little black dress, consider this Festool circular sander to be an “investment piece” in my tool arsenal. It’s so much better than my old sander – low vibration, and when you lift it off a piece you’re sanding, it stops so that you don’t get a “skid mark” on the piece when you go back to sanding again. It makes sanding so much more enjoyable, and was worth the money.
My +1: Teaching my 16 year-old son to drive
I know I’m not the first parent to go through the trials of dealing with a driver-in-training, but holy cow, it’s anxiety-inducing and dare I say it – harrowing, at times. He keeps wondering why I grab on to the door handle or brace myself while he’s driving, and it’s because
I’m not good at giving up control it scares the crap out of me sometimes!
While it will be nice that he will be able to drive himself to baseball practice
and reducing my time spent as the family chauffeur, the process of getting there is nerve-wracking to say the least!
Any words of wisdom from veteran mothers of driving children out there? I’m all ears.
Have a great weekend!!