When accessorizing always take off the last thing you put on. - Coco Chanel
I was finishing up the step stool for my boys when that quote went through my head. I was about to put more panels on it to kind of enclose it more, but then I decided to leave it as is.
It's functional; it's rustic; the boys love it; and it only cost me $3 in screws.
PLUS, I am so incredibly bad at drilling! I didn't want to put myself through that again. Okay, so those of you who are adept at using a power drill - why do I keep stripping my screws?! It's so infuriating! I was getting so frustrated that Samuel started giving me pep talks: "You're doing a great job, Mommy." (Sweet boy.)
I do everything on my mental checklist:
- firm pressure (all of my weight on it, even)
- pull the trigger all the way
- hold it even and level
I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Perhaps I had the wrong type of screws? They were wood screws, but maybe they were too skinny. Hmm. Any ideas?
I don't know, but the good thing about reclaimed wood projects is that they don't have to be perfect! The more rustic, the better, and this bad boy is pretty rustic. It goes great with the Saltillo tile, though.
I'm also thrilled that the boys don't have to stand on the toilet anymore to wash their hands. The seat kept on getting loose, and I was always afraid they'd fall off and hurt themselves. Personal hygiene is about to sky-rocket in the Hedgie house. :)