Monday, June 10, 2013

A Handyman Came To Town (aka Grandpa) & Grandma too!

grandma and grandpa were coming to visit!  we were all pretty excited about it!  the kids were taking advantage of the rearrangement of gianna's room in anticipation of the new storage system that grandpa was going to build.  

mr. big bear got a nice photo
and then he got attacked!

so, of course, grandma and grandpa were coming to visit with all of us, but grandpa had a major project to do!  i had asked if he would be able to put some bookshelves in with a toybox/windowseat in between and he said no problem.  did he really know what he was getting into?  i mean, he was building a whole storage system on one entire wall...floor to ceiling!  

so, i took a couple of half days and the first day this was what i came home to.  he's fast!!!
this was the second day...he's moving right along.  the cabinets were pre-made, but he he cut the baseboards to make them fit nice and snug in the corners.  he had to build tops for them and then build the bookshelves on up from there.  
he decided that a toybox/windowseat that was only 12 inches deep (like the cabinets) was not deep enough, so he built it out about 20 inches.  but then, the corners would have been kind of jutting out in the room and potentially dangerous for little people, so he angled them back to the cabinets.  perfect!  when roman saw this, he ran in and said "the fence is done, the fence is done!".  i guess, it kind of is a fence, huh?
i think i skipped a day of pictures, but soon enough, it was all done, complete with a toybox lid and plenty of storage!  he even painted the whole thing for me.  i really didn't have to do anything on this project.  that's my idea of a good time!  
oh, and we got to spend some really fun times with grandpa and grandma.  i could have picked the best picture out of all of these, but i really liked all of them...even the outtakes.  they make me laugh!

and grandpa and roman even had a little time to make a birdhouse and paint it too!

did you think i wasn't going to show you the shelves all decorated?  silly you!  i couldn't wait to get all her girly accessories up on those shelves.  all of her books fit and all of her decorations too!  and i really haven't even put much in the cabinets yet.  this gives us so much storage, but doesn't really even feel like it takes up much room. there are barely any toys in the toybox, so she has lots of room to fill it up!  i love it!  

i'm hoping to get my "good camera" out this weekend and try to get some good pictures of it.  gianna goes to bed close to 7, so this was a quick phone pic before she went to sleep tonight!

grandma & grandpa...thank you SO much for coming and staying with us and getting this huge project done! we loved having you here and are looking forward to your next visit!

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