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I'm done (!) and so are the bookshelves!

June 8th, 2017 at 05:01 pm

I finished my last day. It wasn't so bad. I turned in my laptop and badge, faxed in my final time sheet to the recruiter and said goodbye to a few people.

For some reason I was anxious to move on once I learned the job would be ending.

When I got home, I decided the painted bookshelves had long enough to dry (I gave them a few extra days because it was rainy every day this past week) and here they are:



I love them, because for the first time in my life, I can attractively display so many possessions near and dear to my heart, including, primarily, my grandfather's woodwork and some of my mother's art.

The paint job is not perfect; I see some drip marks I missed, and so on, but it's good enough. The small pewter knobs I bought for the 2 cabinets below came with 2 screws, one shorter and one longer. Neither of them works right. The shorter screw is too short to hold the knob and the longer screw is too long so it doesn't sit flush against the cabinet door. I will have to go to the hardware store to see if they have an in-between size. Once I get the cushion in there, I think that window will be a cat magnet.

Still to be done is a trip to the fabric store to see if they could create a custom cushion for the windows seat with foam insert. I have to take measurements; maybe I can find the size somewhere without paying extra for "custom."

I now have 4 mortar and pestles and about as many cutting boards, all made by grandpa. All of it reminds me of loved ones lost, and I sobbed like a baby while I was picking out items to display on the shelves. I don't know how people handle it. I do a terrible job.

Anyway, I feel "liberated" now and have all sorts of things on my to do list for tomorrow and beyond. I'm looking forward to having my dad over for lunch next week so he can see the bookshelves.

I am looking forward to getting back on track with more walking for exercise and getting things back in order on the home front, even as I continue looking for work.

10 Responses to “I'm done (!) and so are the bookshelves!”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Looks so good.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    They're beautiful!

  3. Amber Says:

    I absolutely love it!

  4. Carol Says:

    The shelves look great!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Gorgeous. I know how you feel about dealing with all that emotion. I found my mom's wristwatch in her jewelry box the other day, and it just set me off. So happy you have a spot for your things!

  6. Joanie Says:

    Just lovely!

  7. TurtleLover Says:

    they look very nice! I was hoping you would post a photo :-)

  8. Bluebird Says:

    I love your bookshelves and display of family treasures! I think it's important to display and enjoy those things. And I totally get it about the job, I definitely think focusing your energy on another full time/semi full time job is a great idea. Enjoy your time next week with your dad!

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Beautiful!

  10. Dido Says:

    Lovely!

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