Let's Make...Wine Racks!Monday, July 06, 2015
Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! Hope if you have fireworks fearing four legged ones you survived unscathed.
Man, it was rough here. Rescue Remedy for dogs* plus a Thundershirt,* plus shut windows, loud television, soothing pets, cheese, his fave peanut butter cookie (I really need to film a video of Finn when he gets one of these treats -- he dances and hops and excitedly jumps all around, then lays with it savoring the anticipation of eating it, it's hilarious)....we did not have oodles of fun.
We had an unnerving moment -- Finn at one point sort of passed out in a way, so overstressed he fell into a hard sleep, twitching in a freaky way, his heart slowed down and I could not wake him up. Terrified, I totally panicked, had a horrifying flashback to last year, burst out crying and then somehow woke him up. Wow. Scary. Mike was off at the Grateful Dead show; needless to say I was upset.
Yeah so anyway, I finally got a couple of DIY wine racks put together for the pantry! Yay!
Mike's been ordering wines by the case as of late as it's far less expensive than the store plus it saves a stop, so bottles are backing up on the floor.
|Yes, his idea of "decoration" is a Captain America shield. That's ok, he'll learn and I still love him.|
|Until that happened, the plug getting stuck in the saw. Doh. I ended up drilling in halfway on one side then finishing on the other so I wouldn't have to spend 20 minutes unclogging each time.|
Using my spiffy rotary tool with a sanding drum,* I gave the holes a quick sanding.
|Ahh-sembly time folks.|
|Oooh fancy photo of screws in wood.|
A special guest arrived, bringing me the brand spankin' new toy that he received that day because he's a good boy. Got that at HomeGoods, aka Danger Danger Leave Your Wallet At Home Should You Dare Enter store. Hence why I rarely drop in.
|Yay, assembled! And yes, I'm finally back to working on those annoying basement walls!|
|Yay, more assembled!|
All it took the next day was a few wall anchors of the preferred screw in variety* and bam, up! And they work too! Big wipe of brow! One is somehow minorly wibbly which Mike keenly pointed out so that may need a wee revisit. (edit: fyi this is short term storage for us)
|Yeah, the floor has yellowed more than I had hoped and wanted. Super sad face.|
*The Rescue Remedy, Thundershirt, sanding drums, Watco Danish Oil, and wall anchor links are all Amazon affiliate links. Mwah, thanks! Please see the "boring stuff" tab for more info.