Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Sunday Blessings

The Adventure Begins!
Approx. 3:30 PM Friday, we start bringing up the boxes Thomas is Army Strong!!!
(and has a cute butt too, but don't look!!!)
I told him he looked tired, and he made this face!

Me and my big mouth!!!
In good conscience, I really couldn't recommend this stupid thing to anyone. The directions, such as they were, were incomplete and inaccurate. NONE of the hardware was labeled!! You would do 15 steps, only to find out that #16 needed to be done first. It was alot of guesswork, doing and then undoing then redoing!! STRESS!!! And when assembled it doesn't take up much room but WHILE ASSEMBLING you need tons. I will admit to droping the first "F Bomb", when I tripped and actually broke a piece on the way down. I publicly apologize to my Sweet Baboo for all the words and stress I brought upon us. At least we got it done, even if it took us till 11 PM!!!!! I love you honey!
Saturday morning, next step - the shelves That couldn't be that bad...right?? WRONG!!!
First I made all the drawers. These are actually very cool!
Bella was SOOOO GOOD Fri night and all day Saturday!My back, thumbs and pointer fingers will never recover!! They are so sore and swollen today!!!! Those stupid plastic do-hickies that hold up the shelves didn't just go in - oh no!! Twist, twist, twist - every dang one and each shelf had four. PLUS I kept changing my mind about where I wanted stuff so this was an all-freakin-day-long project.
Finally!! All the shelves done and starting to fill 'em up! Lugging in all the "stuff" from the other room It was ALOT of stuff!!
Starting to make some progress! ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Left side
Middle
Right side
Under desk

I am so blessed and grateful to my HUSBAND, who will buy me this thing, and stick with me till the completion of building it!! I wanted to throw it out the window and aim for the curb!!! I also wanted to smoke soooo badly - worse than at any point so far. But I didn't, and only because Thomas wouldn't let me, lol!!

Update: Now that a couple of months have passed, it WAS worth it, lol! Building this was a nightmare but using it has been a dream. I really love going in my Stamping Studio now!!

59 comments:

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Yea... we bought some furniture from Ikea last year for my teens room and it was 3 days worth of hell trying to put it all together... we are NOT handy people around here... it was not fun... lots of smokin and swearing...

Amy said...

Wow! It looks great and I am glad we got to see some video.. Great job guys!

Lynnette said...

Jeannie, it's looks very nice! Im jealous!!

annie kelleher said...

it looks amazing!!!! i would never have the patience to put all those little drawers together!!! your hubby is the second greatest in whole world (mine's first!) LOL happy sunday!!!!

Christina said...

Looks good even aftr how frustrating it was ....so definatly more them 2 and a half hours got it!

Kristina P. said...

Wow, it looks amazing! I am jealous.

Mimi said...

What an achievement! Hopefully it's worth it now.

ChicagoLady said...

Glad you finally got it all put together. Things never seem to be as easy as they make it look.

You know, you could just get folded right up in there, and no one would find you for days! LOL

I loved the look Thomas gave you when you were like "Ohh, cute butt."

LadyStyx said...

That is so cool! Awesome job Thomas. Not only for putting that beautiful piece together but for also managing to keep Jeannie on track with that fight against addiction. Which reminds me, Jeannie dear....you got something over on my site. :) Last one will be at the 1 year mark.

Rachel said...

WOW!! I am so impressed! Can't wait to come over and see it and play!! Way to go getting it all organized and pretty! AMAZING!

Heather said...

What a nightmare! Looks so pretty though after all that work!

allthingsribbon said...

WOW! I love it. I can only imagine the putting together part. But NOW, what a happy place. One day I will show you the "Bow Room" it's my spot and I love it.

Anjeny said...

Oh wowow...it looks absolutely amazing. And your hubby was such a good sport about it all..he does love you.

I love how organized it made everything looks. Oh I'm sooo jealous..lol.

KatCollects said...

So was it worth all the hard work? It looks wonderful! It is so much easier to craft if all your things are organized, not that I would know anything abou that since my craft room is a disaster right now : )
Hugs,
Kathy

Vickie said...

Jeannie, I am so jealous!! But not so much when it took you fifty years to build:)

Deanna said...

Oh my goodness! I don't think we would have survived that project. You two stuck with it amazingly! And completed it! It looks great. I cannot believe how much you have accumulated in such a short amount of time. ENJOY! (and hang on to Thomas - he is definitely a keeper)

Intense Guy said...

Pssst... you can tell me... really... how many screws, nuts, and unknown whatzits did you have leftover?

:)

Now you got a labor of love - its gonna be loved all the more.

Southern Rose said...

Bee-yu-tee-ful! Now Enjoy :)

www.southernrose.wordpress.com

Rosie said...

Wow! looks great! You're stampin' in style!

blueviolet said...

Holy hell! I don't want it anymore! ;)

Annie said...

OMG, you are one lucky lady!!! This is SUPER awesome and I am totally jealous!!! :)
Glad you like it :)

Karen said...

Well, two good things happened as a result: It turned out to be worth the effort, and you got a fun blog post!

Stopping in from SITS. I hope you had a great holiday!

When did I become my Mom said...

One word - WOW!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

It's really smart to have space for all your stuff to get it organized, I need that too (not those shelves but things organized). I know what you mean about assembling things, nice Thomas was able to help you with that and keep you going. We try to avoid buying things that need assembling because I'm the one who has to fuss with those instructions and doo-hingys. Very stressful, indeed! Good job though!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

That is so awesome! I totally need to focus on doing some kind of reorganizing at my house here in the new year. Thank you for the inspiration!! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great place to store your craft items!

Hear Mum Roar said...

That is awesome!!!!

Jen said...

Wow that is an awesome site. I do believe that organization is key when you're trying to be creative.

I'm jealous!

Wendy said...

I'm so jealous too! My sewing room looks like a fabric store threw up . . .

Judy said...

I JUST got a sewing machine. My husband is so going to see this!

pink and green mama said...

Visiting from SITS and this is FABULOUS!!! As a crafty, scrapbooking, card making, sewing, arts-fartsy mama I love it : ) I would have dropped the F-bomb multiple times assembling that thing.

Great job for both of you sticking with it, it's totally worth it and your daughter will love sitting there with you and crafting over the years building great memories together.

Happy SITS day!!

fondly,
pink and green mama
MaryLea

AmericanTribal said...

Seriously... that thing looked like a major pain! But it looked really neat when you and your husband finished it. Congrats on not smoking :). I quit 2 years ago and it was one of the best things I've ever done for myself!

Lisa said...

I am so incredibly jealous that you have that and I have to do all my crafting from my dining room table! And your DH loves you... he must, to build that thing!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

this is amazing I am totally jealous my crafty/storage room is my tiny laundry room so when i craft I have to pull everything out ugh. happy sits day

Lisa M said...

Your husband is a saint (but then again so are you for having to put up with repeated deployments!!)!

Happy SITS day!

Kim said...

It does look fabulous. Almost like birthing a craft center, huh?

Zeemaid said...

that is a pretty cool craft center. Couldn't imagine the work though. Wow!

Happy SITS day!!!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Congratulations on your SITS day.

What a lucky lady you are to have a fabulous crafting space. Women all over the world are coveting such a space. How cool that your husband is so handy too. Do you know what I call a man who is handy around the house? The sexiest man alive!

soundsliketomatoes said...

Wow that is a lot of stamping supplies! It's like your own Michael's/Joann's/Hobby Lobby/AC Moore right in your house!

I must say, I'm a wee bit jealous.

Meanbean said...

visiting from SITS! :)

wow, I have to join the "I"m jealous" club, that thing is amazing. Took tons of work, obviously, but sooo worth it!

Paula said...

Wow that is freaking awesome!! Some day I'll have the space to create something like that!

Mel said...

Wow, looks like it'd be rough to put together but awesome to use every day!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Best craftroom ever. Seriously. That's pretty sweet!

Sharon said...

WOW! I want a craft room! I barely have a craft corner! What an awesome hubby you have! Happy SITS day! :)

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Visiting from SITS. That is an amazing craft center!!! Sounds like it was a bugger getting it put together, but I bet it was worth it.

gina said...

Oh my gosh- that's so awesome! i can't say worth it though- at least it wouldn't be here- my husband and I took 12 hours just to put together a tv stand from Walmart last June. :( This would send us to divorce court for sure, lol. enjoy it though!!!

Serendipity said...

That looks amazing - I am very jealous!

Corine said...

WOW! I need to show my husband this thing!! I would show you my crafting corner-- but its EMBARASSING!!! LOL

Vickie said...

Still jealous;)

Heather said...

That is seriously the coolest thing ever! Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if you KNEW it was going to be bad going in.

Worth a try anyway, I suppose.

It's most definitely cooler than my craft room makeover!

http://growingplacesnow.blogspot.com/2008/03/place-for-everything.html

Happy SITS day.

Kimmy C said...

Oooooo!!! I think it would be so worth it! I am VERY jealous! :)

Happy SITS day.

Angry Julie Monday said...

Now that's a craft center!!! Awesome!

Barbara said...

Wow,what a project! I also looked at your cards. Very beautiful, you are very talented. Visiting from Sits

April said...

What an awesome craft center!!! And holy cow - you have a lot of supplies!!! LOL!!
I love your blog design, too. April designed mine as well ... she rocks!! :o)

Katie said...

Oooooo!!!! Fancy pants organizing!!! I just want to reach in and open drawers..just to peek, not to make a mess! :)

Vivianne's Vista said...

Happy Sits Day! That looked absolutely like a nightmare to put together! It came out great though.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I'm so jealous that you have a place to put all that stuff and a hubby to help you put it together. I would LOVE to have that sort of thing. Where did you get it?????

Happy SITS

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner?
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

Melissa said...

Another SU Stamper - Yeah!!! I love the organized stamp closet but I think my hubby and I may have divorced if we had to put that together. I'm lucky enough to have my own room and the closet had build in's already when we moved in - so happy about that. Happy SITS day.

Marie said...

It looks great and was well worth the trouble I am sure. ;)