My old hamper had taken quite the beating. It was nothing fancy...something inexpensive that was well-used for years. When I realized it was definitely on it's *last leg*, I mentioned something to Chris about it. Then the option comes up whether to 1. buy another one or 2. make one. Chris is most certainly talented enough to make one...but time is not something he has an over-abundance of.
While comparing prices on ones I could buy...I decided to check out ones that could be made. One of my favorite sites for wood-working DIY projects is THIS one! (Have you ever seen it before? It has so many fabulous projects!) I found THIS page that has a Laundry Basket Dresser! This was just perfect! I showed the picture to Chris...and off he flew with it! He didn't even use the directions...he just did his own, custom thing!
It took him just a couple of days to make (when he had time). He finished it, just tonight! I couldn't be happier with it! It is just wonderful! Here are some photos of the process...
Look how it is coming together!!!
After some finishing touches...Chris finished it...in the dark!
Here it is...all set up! I need to get a couple more of those same clothes baskets to fit in the bottom two slots! It is just wonderful and I am so thrilled! (It's funny, isn't it...the things that give you joy when you are a wife and mother? If you would have asked me, in my teenage years, if a laundry basket dresser would be exciting, I would have thought you were crazy!) I love it and will put it to good use! Another thing that makes it so special is that Christopher made it!!! :)
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