We have been replacing some of the hand-me-down, mismatched, falling-apart furniture we've received from family over the past 20 years. The furniture served us very well over those years and I was very grateful to be given them but the time had come where we decided to spoil ourselves with some new matching stuff. It's budget flat-pack furniture but it has nice, simple lines and it MATCHES!! That's where the handywoman part came in as I had to assemble numerous flat packs! My back, legs, hands, and wrists screamed with arthritic pain but I persisted until the job was done.
This bad boy was the biggest conquest with it's gazillion parts and pieces.
It took me just under THREE hours!!
The BEFORE photo.
The AFTER photo.
I love my new white desk!
More assembled flat-pack furniture below.
While I can admire it in other people's homes, dark wood furniture just isn't for me.
I LOVE white furniture!!!
The other part of my handywoman skills came in yesterday.
Firstly, I had to remove and clean the shower drain when Aaron said the water was very slow to drain away. It's amazing how much hair and grime gets caught up in those things! An icky job for sure but some poor sucker had to do it, namely me.
Then, later in the morning, I was brushing my ear studs with toothpaste...yes, you heard right. Did you know that toothpaste and a toothbrush work great to clean, freshen, and add sparkle to your jewellery?! Well, it does, but the trick is NOT to drop little ear studs down the drain hole in the sink. Yep, that's exactly what I did. Normally, I would lay a couple of tissues over the drain to catch any wayward pieces of jewellery but, I'll admit it, I was lazy and skipped that step yesterday. So, I had the extra job of dismantling the S-bend under the sink to retrieve my ear studs and, while I was at it, I did a little more cleaning there too. More icky!!! I can also give a 100% guarantee that no plumber's crack was on show at any stage whilst I was carrying out said tasks.
I'm happy to report that,
water is now running freely again in the shower,
ear studs were safely retrieved from vanity sink drain,
bathroom drain interiors are now nice and clean,
and my ear studs are sparkling!
All in a day's work for this handywoman.