I've been searching the web for some direction on how to make some picture frames, but the results so far have been underwhelming. I'm finding that either the how-to articles call for tools I don't own yet (TABLESAW!), or the tutorials have no pictures and terrible directions (like the books I read, I require the tutorials I follow to include pictures). With consistently demoralizing results, I decided to make my own.
Over the years we've collected furniture. Not as a hobby or anything, just out of necessity. So this is a piece from my old bedroom set that was in Rachel's office taking up space. I was thinking of ways to turn this into something a little bit more useful. Hmm... A place to put some paperwork and other odds and ends, mayhaps? A file-cabinet-type-thingy you say? Why not!
There was a little thrift shop around my university, so sometimes after my internship or class I would run over there to look for diamonds in the rough. When I told Rachel I was at the thrift store she was like, "WHAT?! We aren't poor!" She was born in a very poor district of the Philippines and always had hand-me-downs. So I said, "We're in a recession, lady! Plus they have nicer clothes than I'm wearing right now!" They've got brand-name stuff now, ya know. Anyway, clothing aside...thrift stores have odds and ends you wouldn't expect...
and i'm barely showing at all!