The makings of a dresser/console...

I am the one in  our relationship that underestimates the amount of time a project would take.  Partly because I am optimistic about projects, but mostly because when it comes to most of our projects I'm not the one doing the building.   I am the design and paint girl ;)

Sara's dresser/console was no exception.  I thought three days tops, Travis had that whole "real job" thing to fit into the mix!

Our projects begin like this...

Me- "I was thinking..."

Travis- "What do you need me to build?"

I'm so glad our communication skills are up to par!  Two thumbs up from Dr.Phil :)

Since I am not very handy in the how to/building out of wood department, I'm going to show you in pictures how this project came together:

There are always sheets of plywood in our garage- I love the smell.  It reminds me of the tree house my dad built me as a kid ;)  Did you know that smells associated with memories are called Psychological anchors?  Fun fact & useless information all wrapped up in one!

This thing scares me...and the dogs.

Routing the wood...

Pieces...like a puzzle!


Door dividers....a must have on the must have list ;)

I'm still painting this piece....

Today is the day....last coat of paint goes on this morning, and by this afternoon she will reside in her new spot in the cottage.  Back tonight with the afters...

Sara is going to love it!


  1. It totally impresses me that your husband can build furniture. When you have the vision and he has the building skills...you are a great match.

  2. DIY with a slice of Psych!
    I am impressed as well! I feel a hint of pink!

  3. That's impressive cabinetry construction skills there - very well made stuff. Good work!

  4. I can't wait to see the end results!

  5. I give Travis credit for doing this kind of work. I could attempt such projects but I don't have the time, patience, or tools required. You're a lucky gal to have such a handy husband.


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia