I just discovered the most amazing site. For all those handy DIY carpenters out there (such as the hubs and I) this site will save you loads of time! It's called Knock Off Wood, and for those feminists out there (again such as I) it's furniture plans (think Pottery Barn and Land of Nod) by a WOMAN! *gasp* If I have another daughter, I may just name her Ana.
A bit of history:
The hubs is handy. I say build it, and somehow (don't ask me how) he builds it. A little over a year ago I mentioned that we absolutely could not live without a play kitchen for the girls'. A nice, solid, wooden kitchen. Then I showed him the price tags of ready-made and he laughed (you will too when you click on the links!). So I told him to make one. BUT they couldn't have a kitchen without a fridge too! This was when we lived in a tiny rental without a garage. It was the middle of winter and he stood out there in the carport in the FREEZING cold and made our girls this (he made the playstands too):
Look at the little faucet he made:
He also did massive amounts of shelving around the house after we moved in, like this one in my fabric closet:
I have a million and a half projects on his list for this spring/summer. A few of which are for the girls' rooms. Beary needs this bed/trundle/nightstand/bookshelf (all plans on her site!)
The best part about Knock Off Wood is that she has the plans all laid out, eliminating the tedious task of having to draw up plans and fudging with them in the building process. And the best part?
THEY. ARE. FREE.
I'm so giddy. I feel like I just won the lottery! This will be the hubs tonight looking at the endless list of projects (awwwww):