Wednesday, 1.11.12....Furniture Hack

My small office, that I have in my room, has been bugging the hell out of me.  The desk is not large enough.  I never have room for paperwork when I'm trying to upload my inspections.  The table is too tall.  The chair is too low.  It's just not comfortable.

I didn't want to spend any money on a desk, but something had to be done.
It was getting on my last nerve!!!

While browsing on the internet I happened to run into the Ikea Hacker site
and I got an idea.

Do you see the tall book cabinet in the center on the left side of this photo?


This is what that bookcase looked like after I finished with it
at midnight last night.


I took off all the removable shelves and the doors and put the bookcase on its side.  I removed the top of my old desk with the little shelf and put that on top for my laptop and keyboard.  I used one of the shelves under the extra monitor and another to the top of the left side.  I will stop somewhere tomorrow to pick up some shelf brackets so that I can put the left  over shelves on the wall.  Just in case....I saved all the hardware so that I can put it back to what it was, if I want to.



This is so much better.  Now I even have a place to eat my dinner at. :) 
....and it didn't cost me a cent!!

The water bill came in today.  It went down 10 dollars from last month.  That leaky toilet wasted quite a bit of water.

I've been scared to wash the afghan that I crocheted.  I was afraid that it was going to get ruined in the washer and dryer....even though the yarn label said it was safe to do so.  I went ahead and washed it last week with just a little bit of soap and some vinegar.
It turned out beautiful and sooooo soft!  Phew...I would have been heart broken if it would have fallen apart or came out all out of shape.   I've started another afghan with a different type of yarn and different colors...smaller squares too.

This week we have had snow and now it's raining. Hopefully it will stop soon. I hate to drive in this mess and I have a couple of chases to take care of in Fredericksburg tomorrow. It would be real nice if the sun came out.

It's also time for the inspection in Catalpa.  I just got the assignment a couple of days ago.  This is the one out in the boonies on this long, potholed, gravel road that T-Jay drove me to last year.  Ha, I won't be driving down that driveway until it dries up!!!






8 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Sis!! Forgive me for the MIA status, I see I have A LOT of reading to catch up on!

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  2. Dion....what's up little brother. Happy New Years to you too!!!!

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  3. You are so good at re-purposing (?) your furniture. Glad the afghan did well in the washer. Stay warm, Sheila

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  4. i always knew there was a "hacker" hiding inside of you! great website, great project and now you have given me a ton of ideas...poor jambaloney!

    your friend,
    kymber

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  5. Sheila...I just hate to buy new stuff anymore and I love to reuse. :) Love how soft the afghan turned out after washing. I think I would have cried like a baby if the washer had messed it up.
    You stay warm too...it's cold as crap over here tonight.

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  6. Kymber...you crack me up. As if jambaloney didn't have enough to do. :)

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  7. Hi Tango! You may not remember me but I was a follower ages ago. I kind of fell off the radar screen with health issues for a while, but I'm back.

    It took me until today to remember how to find you. My bookmark was gone, and I couldn't remember the name of your blog...it dawned on me today to look at my friend Kymber's reading list. I knew I'd know as soon as I saw you. Yup, here you are.

    The desk remake is awesome. Good thinking outside the box!

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  8. Wow, you're a sight for sore eyes! Glad to see you back :)

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I was born in Jever, Germany.  My parents immigrated to the United States in 1968.  I became a United States citizen in 2005.
 
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