I’ve kept Dale real busy the last few quiet weekends. We took a trip to Ikea and bought some random household stuff and I talked him into putting up shelves and doing some tedious home maintenance. Here he is putting up shelves!
Bedroom shelves up! (I just slapped this stuff up there–I’ll report when something exciting happens on those shelves)

Here he is giving our solid wood counter top a quick sanding before applying some mineral oil.

As you may recall (unlikely) we got this new shelf for our bathroom a few weeks back. I realized that I forgot about losing our hand towel bar only when we got home and we didn’t have one. So Dale picked up a set of drawer pulls from Ikea and fashioned a towel bar by attaching the drawer pulls to the new wood shelf. Looks awesome!

Dale also picked up a shoe rack for our entryway at Ikea. He put it together and was not impressed with the no-glue, self-locking pieces. He took it apart and added nails and glue and that little sucker is sturdy as anything now! We’ve decided that Ikea purchases are only as well constructed as you want them to be. Sometimes you gotta throw away the easy directions and pull out the wood glue, according to Dale!

What? We can’t go to a rally downtown every night!