Monday, September 12, 2011

Extending my Break

I thought I could keep up but I am having to call "uncle" and admit that I am not really keeping up with anything.  We have our big move at my job at the end of the month and each day leading up to it has become busier and busier.  I am even dreaming about work at this point- so I am going to disappear for awhile again and concentrate on work so things go smoothly in my department.  I'll be back in October- hopefully as a very happy camper because I have had a chance to see the painted walls in my new office and they are gorgeous.  There are 2 windows that let in a ton of light and my desk will be right next to them- no more working in a dark little cave :)  Best of all- my husband (whom I work with) will have his own office and I won't have to nag him to clean up anymore- I can just shut the door : )  If only I could do that at home-lol.  I don't know if I will be able to even visit blogs  much- but I will miss you all so much!  See you in a few weeks!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Sink for the Craft Room

I love my craft room, but it can be a bummer to run up and down the stairs all the time when I need running water.  My hubby came up with a make-shift sink for me and I love it!  Here is what he did:

We had this old sink on a metal stand that was out in the barn on our property.  My husband disconnected it, cleaned it up a little bit and dragged it up to my room.  Here's what the little sink looks like:
Hubby put a wood shelf in the middle of the stand.  We used an old ice chest as the container that will hold clean water for use and set that on the floor under the shelf.  Hubby put a pump for a pond into the ice chest and ran the hose up to the pipe that comes out of the faucet.

Then my hubby used a bucket under the pipe from the drain.  When I plug in the pump and open the faucet handle I now have running water!  It's not never ending- there is only as much water as the ice chest holds- but it's better than constantly running up and down stairs and I love it!  When I use up the water I just take out the bucket and empty the water and fill the ice chest back up.

I added a skirt in the same fabric as the chair in my craft room so that the bucket and ice chest is hidden and the sink looks a little prettier.  What do you think?  I thought hubby was pretty clever to come up with this :)

Before I go I'll give you a little shot of Miko cuteness.  He always thinks he needs to help me in the craft room :)   Look at the awesome Pommy smile.