So I went to the hardware store and the people were really helpful! I’m sure they could tell I was a novice, but they definitely didn’t treat me like it. I really appreciated it.
They pointed me in the direction of the tools and materials that I would need for my design, and explained what each thing was before I made the decision to buy it. They really spent a long time helping me, and it made such a difference to my first experience spending time at a hardware store within driving distance of Bayside. If it wasn’t for the help of the shop assistants, I probably would have felt a lot more overwhelmed with the whole process.
Now I’m back home and it’s time to follow my design and see if I can build it. I’ve designed a minimalist bedside table because I wouldn’t mind upgrading the look of my current bedside table to suit my new interior style. If I can pull this off, I can start building furniture for my entire house! I’d say one day maybe I could even build the houses that I design, but I think that might be getting a bit ahead of myself.
I’m going to log off my blog now and give this building thing a go. I’ll update you guys with how it went either late this afternoon or tomorrow – depending on how long it takes me to build the darn thing. Here’s to learning a new skill and bettering myself!
I’m back, everyone!!! And guess what! I’m successfully built the bedside table that I designed! I’m so proud!
It took longer than I expected, but I think that’s fine. No one is super fast or good at anything on the first go. Practice makes perfect, and I’m definitely keen to keep practising. In fact, I’m going to go and buy some timber supplies close to the Cheltenham area right now so that I can start building my next project. I haven’t designed it yet, but I’m thinking of a new desk to match my bedside table.