Monday, February 11, 2013

The Best Birthday Present Ever!

Last week was my birthday.  I had a great week with fun surprises and lots of great gifts and birthday wishes.  My husband, though, went above and beyond and built me something that I’ve wanted ever since we moved here—shoe storage!

I don’t know if I have shown you master closet photos of this house yet, but it is a good-sized closet, and it just so happened that there was a blank wall that was begging for some kind of shelving.

I don’t have a before picture of the wall that was there, but here is a before picture of how my shoes were stored:P1170544Nice, right?  I’m kind of a slob.

So for my birthday, I begged suggested that my husband we build a shoe shelf. 

We started with some inexpensive wood from Home Depot, and had them cut it for us.

IMAG0174Then we painted, and painted, and painted.  {I don’t know what they use to put those numbers on the wood, but it just kept seeping through the paint.  rrrrrr.}








P1170551 It turned out so nice!  I love that my shoes aren’t in a lump on the floor anymore and that I don’t have to dig through that lump every time I put shoes on.

My husband did such a great job, that we will definitely be putting his amazing carpentry skills to use in the future. 

Thanks to my husband for the awesome birthday gift!  Every time I see it, I am reminded how great he is, and how he worked so hard to fulfill my birthday wish.


Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

That is one awesome shelf, Kathy! Travus did an awesome job! :)

katie@tulsadetails said...

Happy belated birthday!!! And what an awesome gift! Jealous!!! :)

macooper said...

You lucky girl! It looks totally professional. Ikea just might be seeing a little less of you, with skills like that around. Happy Birthday

Laney said...

i love the before pictures of the shoes.

Irishnana said...

Your husband (& you) did a great job. An awesome gift! Next time you paint the "cheap" lumber, prime it with a coat of KILZ. You won't need multiple coats of paint (and if it's a color, have them tint the KILZ so it's closer to the final color & you still shouldn't need the multiple coats of paint that some colors require)

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