I have always liked to fix things, put things together and tinker around the house.
When I was a little girl, I use to like to watch my father build things and work on things around the house. I use to follow him around like a little puppy dog, watching him do his projects. I always wanted to help him. It looked fun to me. As I got older and married, I moved into an old colonial home. I loved the charm of it. Little by little I would do little projects around the house that needed to be done. I would take down old wallpaper and hang things; typical house stuff.
I have always had a fascination with wood working and furniture building, but have a fear of saws and anything sharp. When my son was in school, I encouraged him to take Wood shop so that he could get a knowledge of tools. He was always a creative and artsy kid, so I knew he would like it. He made me a few things, including a reindeer, bookshelf and napkin holder. I was always so excited when he would bring home his projects.
Recently, I saw a really pretty revolving side table on Amazon that I loved. I really wanted to get it. I knew it had to be assembled, but I was up for the challenge.
When the package came, I just stared at it for a day or two. I had to get myself mentally prepared to put it together. I'm not going to lie, I felt a little intimidated at first.
Once I was ready, I laid all of the pieces out and made sure that I had everything that the instruction sheet said. I did.
I went to the kitchen and grabbed my adjustable screw driver and mini hammer and began. Step by step I sat, putting the pieces together.
Then I began to assemble more.
The instructions were very clear in the manual on what I needed to do. Step by step I sat assembling each part of the table. I didn't even get mad or frustrated once. I even said to myself, "Wow, this is pretty easy. A little too easy. What is going to go wrong?" Nothing went wrong..... nothing went wrong. I did it! I put it together without a hiccup.
The table came out beautiful! I even attached the revolving mechanism to make it spin. I was so impressed.
When my husband came home, I couldn't wait to show him what I had assembled. He walked in and I immediately took him over to show him. He looked at me with a smile and little giggle and said, "You made that?" I giggled back and replied, "Yep, all by myself." Then he gave me a little hug and said I did a good job.
I have a few more projects to work on. I will post those on my blog too.
This table is available on Amazon. It is really affordable too. I think if I had to buy a piece of furniture like this, it probably would cost me 3x the price that it cost me to purchase and build it myself.
Here is the finished product. I love all of the room I have for books and decor.
If you're interested in purchasing this table, you can visit this link.
It is an affiliate link, so if you buy it using my link, I do make a small commission.