Sunday, January 10, 2010

My dandy handy man

We got this entertainment armoire from Adam's parents. I had been looking at all the thrift stores for one and checking the ads on craigslist daily. I found some but none I wanted to pay least none of the ones I could afford. So when Barry & Lanette decided they didn't want this one anymore, I was so happy to have it, even if it isn't exactly in a style I would chose myself. When things are free, I really don't care too much as long as it's in good shape, which this one is.

But what makes Adam a handy-man was the moving shelf he put in it. He used to have a really nice desk but we had to leave it here in GA when we left. He took the sliding keyboard drawer off of it and gave the rest of the desk to a woman in the neighborhood. He pulled it out of the garage and started building this sliding shelf so that I can watch while I'm working in the kitchen. Then, on the shelf is a lazy susan so not only is it past the walls of the armoire but it actually can be turned to face the kitchen. The orignal piece of wood from the drawer was too short. But we had the shelves I had cut down for the old laundry closet. They were the shelves all our small kitchen appliances were on. They just happened to be the perfect size for this. So now we have a white doesn't match but that's ok! I can paint it if it starts bothering me enough.

Isn't Adam the greatest?


Valerie said...

Yay for free and for handy helpers! That's great that he is able to figure out solutions and do it himself. :)

Stella Andes said...

That's great, Tiff! It really looks like a nice entertainment armoire, too.

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