Wow, I've been such a slacker lately with this blog. Last week was just one of those weeks when I felt so extremely busy but didn't have anything to show for it. My house was in shambles, our basement half painted, I felt like I was neglecting my friends, and more importantly my children, and I was down right exhausted! I had a melt down late Thursday night feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. I was having a hard time sleeping so I finally got up and cleaned my house for a couple hours (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't have any kid interruptions). Anyway, amid all the cleaning I thought of a quote I recently read: "Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, 'I'll try again tomorrow'" -Thomas S. Monson. The next day I woke up with a clear head and with more determination to try harder to focus on the things that really mattered.
I'm sure that I'm not the only one that has these types of meltdowns??. But any confirmation would be appreciated.
I used plans from Ana-White.com. This is a knock-off of Pottery Barn's Logan collection. You can find the building plans here.
I followed the instructions to a T. But if I were to do it over again I'd do it a little different. I'll explain in a bit. First, here are a few pictures of the finished product. I used all MDF boards except for the face pieces where I used pine.
I found the hardware at Lowe's.
I used Behr paint in satin finish, color-matched in Rust-Oleum's Heirloom White.
So here is where I would make a change. The picture below looks fine, right?
Wrong! See this nice crack going across part of the top?? The plans have you attach a 1 x 2" pine board for the lip. But the wood has separated a bit (probably from my kids hanging on it) so I need to re-caulk and paint this crack on the top. If I were to do it over again, I would have extended the width of the MDF board and made the top one seamless piece.
Other than that, I love the TV stand and can't wait to build the other pieces that go with it.