My Biggest DIY Ever

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know I have been teasing you with my biggest DIY ever, showing you sneak peaks of the build.  And everyone keeps asking, “What are you making?”  Well I am letting the cat out of bag.  I am moving my studio from a small 11’ x 10’ bedroom to a 19’ x 14’ space in the loft upstairs. Squuueeealll!


I am building 9 cabinets with adjustable shelves and doors on them as well as a sewing desk, 50 square foot craft island and a large thin shelf on the wall to hold all my Mod Podge and craft paint.  I am not sure how long it is going to take me but here is where I am at currently.  I have the cabinets built and the new flooring laid.  You can see the blue tape on the floor to mark off the island.


Now building is not my specialty.  Sandra from Sawdust and Paperscraps is the brains behind this operation.  I am just the brawn.  HA!  She literally has taught me everything and has Skyped me through each part of the build so far. Here is a quick sketch up of the cabinets and sewing desk minus the doors, shelves and drawers.


Beckie's craft room

Lowes is helping me by providing some of the materials for this projects.  One of the services they provides (which I had NO IDEA before I started this build) is that you can fax or bring in a cut list and they will make the cuts for you.  This literally saved me at least 8 hours of cutting.


So then all I had to do was borrow a friend’s truck and pick the wood up.


They even loaded the car for me.


A few things to think through if you go this route.  First of all make sure you tell them you need as accurate cuts as possible.  Also make sure you tell them to keep all of your scraps leftover from the cuts. DOH!  I forgot to mention that.  Fortunately, they gave me an extra piece of MDF to make up the difference.  Keep in mind they can’t do this super quick so I would give them a few days to make the cuts.  What a great service they offer though, huh???

Well stay tuned to watch this huge project unfold.  It is going to be amazing when it is done.

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