The piece of furniture that started my woodworking obsession! AND that inspired me to start my blog. This beautiful desk I built for my daughter! I’d seen this desk on http://www.shanty2chic.com (my woodworking best friends in my head lol) a while back and dreamed of the day I could build it. Well, one day something hit me, I stopped dreaming and just decided to do it!
I’d been obsessing over woodworking projects for the past 6-9 months or so…pinning different projects to my Pinterest board, stalking different woodworking blogs and Instagram pages. I even bought myself a Kreg Jig K5 system, and a Ryobi impact drill and drill/driver around black friday last year. Just building up my powertool “library” little by little. Then I eventually got my Ryobi 12 inch sliding miter saw. Then, I was unstoppable!
My oldest daughter started kindergarten last fall and I’d been complaining about my her not having enough room or a space to do her homework. And I’d knew this was the desk I wanted for her (us) because I’d been obsessed with the way it was designed since the first day I saw it. So, one weekend, I dug out the plans to build the desk that I’d printed months ago and I made my husband go to Home Depot with me (babies in tow). We bought the materials, got home and I immediately got to work!
Since this was my first project, I took my time because I wanted to learn as I went along. And my husband wanted to help, so it took longer than I wanted. But, that’s ok. I was learning, and that was most important to me.
A few days after I finished, I posted this beauty to my Instagram page and guess who regrammed it!!! My woodworking best friends Shanty2Chic!!!! Yep, you guessed it, I about s#!+ my pants 😂😂😂!! No, but seriously?! My FIRST piece of furniture and they love it! My entire week was made!! It really boosted my confidence, and any doubt I had about the work I’d did. There’s really no stopping me now!