It’s been some time since there has a been a Craig and Jo episode here on the blog. Since Craig started working on the farm, he’s typically working on the weekend and there isn’t a lot of time to do anything extra. Also, we have gotten a lot of the things done around here. Of course, there is always something we could do but nothing urgent.
You might remember that I bought this old piece for my entertainment center before Covid….
(I’m requesting that you not leave any comments about mounting the television on the wall. It’s on my list but I have to afford a new television first. I think I’ve talked about it long enough that the kids have it on their radar for me for Christmas/Birthday.)
I’ve wanted to put a back on this old piece with cubby holes ever since I bought it. I almost didn’t buy it as there wasn’t a back. I put blocks and small toys in some of the bins. The kids’ napping stuff goes in here too. With no back, as time goes on, some of the toys sift their way to the back of the bin and fall out the back. It’s a pain. Plus I have wanted to hide the cords and in general, just make it look neater…another reason I want a wall mount television too.
I can stand things so long and then I just can’t anymore. Enough is enough and I want all the projects done. That was what happened Labor Day weekend. I finally quit feeling sorry for myself that Kramer isn’t here to do all the things for me, pulled up my big girl pants, and started doing the things I can do. So on Labor Day weekend, I decided it was time to start on the project.
So I had the local lumber yard set out lumber for me and had Karl pick it up. Karl cut the boards for me. (check out my new vanity for the downstairs bathroom that the boards are sitting on!!)
I stained them…
…and on Sunday…. Continue reading