Cabinet Makers




Apparently we are cabinet makers.” Hannah looks up at me from her place on the cold garage floor.

Last weekend, our first full weekend home, together, thanks to the pandemic, we found ourselves in project mode.  Hannah, home for the rest of the semester, wanted to update her room.  “If I’m going to be spending so much time in there, I gotta change it up.”  She set to work painting covering an accent wall to match the rest of room. She enlisted Megan’s help in creating wall hangings of CD covers and the carefully covered one wall with maps – ya know the old, hard to fold, maps.

While the paint was drying upstairs, Billy and Hannah got to work updating the downstairs bathroom. The painted the wood wainscoting white and the red walls went from a deep red to gray.  Then a trip to the garage revealed old barn wood that we had harvested from our uncle PJ’s barn in Vermont.  From that, came the accent trim dividing the wainscoting and the wall.  It was the perfect updated, rustic touch.

That was last weekend.  Today, with the rest of the barn wood,  Billy and Hannah got to work on the medicine cabinet.  They worked all day, cutting, gluing, measuring, laughing. problem solving…creating.  Just before dinner, their masterpiece was finished and hanging.

“Apparently, you two are cabinet makers, Han.”


6 thoughts on “Cabinet Makers”

  1. You’ll be able to look back at this time, and around your house, and the stories will be all around. Billy must have been in heaven spending that time with Hannah. Their cabinet looks great!


  2. Kudos to all of you for your handy-work!

    If I were not recovering from surgery and Ari were a bit older, then let me tell you… we’d be tackling some major projects right now. (Our basement is still loaded with boxes since I broke my ankle two weeks before our move. We haven’t hung all of our picture frames. I could go on, but you get the idea.)


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