I awoke this morning after 4 hours of sleep to a neighbor’s car alarm which went off for 8 minutes before they realized they had hit the panic button. I can only assume this to be the case, mostly because I’ve never seen any car bandits at 7:30am in Highland Park, and in looking for solace or distraction, I find that the Twitter world is trending the phrase #ifwebeinghonest. So many things in this world make me want to crawl back into bed.
This, however, does not make me want to crawl back into bed. Enter: our new computer armoire. Technically speaking, it’s not that new anymore. We purchased it off Craigslist, and it’s probably been at least 3 months since I helped Kyle bring it inside, my end dragging significantly, both praying that we wouldn’t have to take the whole thing apart to get it in the door. It has been the best solution to our tiny space issue, and it’s so nice to be able to shut the doors and hide our computer when friends come over. And also to hide all the things we throw in there to clean up before they get here.
I decided, based on this post by Jordan Ferney, that I would paint our little find. I initially regretted the use of semi-gloss paint, though it’s starting to stick less and wear better as time goes on. A few touchups will be necessary in the coming years unless we chalk up all the marks to “giving it character,” our immediate recovery phrase for anything that goes differently than we had initially hoped.
Have you done any projects in the past few weeks?