June 2012 - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Better Living Through Craigslist.

Paul was on vacation last week.  A luxurious time of non-stop projects and all-day banging, sanding, sawing, powerwashing, and twenty-seven trips to Home Depot.

At the beginning of the week, he sat down to make his list of things to do.  I was excited, because there was a project I’d been waiting for him to find time for.

I must have been hanging around his list-making too eagerly because he looked at me, looked back at his list, and immediately crossed out the first item.  He said—hand me that marker.  I was delighted!  My requirements were getting top billing and in the bold sharpie they deserve.  He wrote:

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Completed Medicine Cabinet. Awesomeness.

“I am not a cabinet maker.”   Is what Paul said to me months ago, when I showed him my ideas for a giant, recessed, extra-tall, medicine cabinet.

He explained that he is not a woodworker, or a finish carpenter, or an elderly Amish man.

DIY medicine cabinet… we designed and built a mirrored storage cabinet for our old-house bathroom remodel.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.