Here are the things I plan to cover in this blog:
Things I cook
Things I make
Things I do
And whatever else tickles my fancy.
So here's the scoop. My best friend of 15 years and roommate of 5 years just moved out. I was bitter. I cried. Then I realized I have a whole new room to redecorate to my fancy!
Here's what I've done so far:
Bought a huge oak teacher's desk off of craigslist and refinished it. It was no easy task but, amazingly I found it fun. I often find strange things fun. Like going to the dump up in Meredith and sorting my recycling. I digress. Anyway, it was amazing to results from my hard work and I'm thrilled to find that I can actually finish things I start.
Here is my desk before:
After hours of sanding, staining and poly, this is what it looked like after:
You can see that the cat is still enamored with it. I added to my $10 investment with a $100 piece of glass for the the top and the chair, which I got for five dollars at a yard sale. I put pictures and memories under the glass, so it's almost like a scrap book.
Here is the final product:
I have to say, I'm just super excited. It's gotten me back into the job search now that I have a place to base my efforts. I have an interview next week in fact! Fingers crossed! I graduated in May with my MSW and the adjustment from school to, well no school, has been tougher than I imagined. I need to get back into the field, because I know it's work I love. For now, I am immersing myself in projects.
In my next post I will show you the other projects for my office. Might not be tomorrow though. I am thinking of taking an urban hike and then I have tickets to see Jason Aldean at Fenway park.