The project is going sideways. Already.
I got distracted. Moments after hitting ‘Post’, a tuna fish sandwich magically appeared in my lap, as prepared by my glorious enabler of a husband. He asked if I wanted one and I forgot that I’d said yes.
I have successfully accomplished eating a tuna fish sandwich without getting distracted. GO ME!
Now what was I doing? Oh yeah, my closets.
I managed to gather my manic need to do All of the things, and ambled out to the car to procure my supplies. Because I am easily distracted, and also because I really want to blog about this, I stopped to take pictures. Look! Pictures!
You know what would be good planning? Reading the box to find out what tools I need, before I take out all of the stuff from the box and get started. I announced to my personal live-in enabler that I was going to do that, and then promptly got distracted by the NEED to go measure the closet to see how many shelves I can fit.
The closet is 90 inches. That means I can fit two of these great shelving units, which means I’m probably going to go buy another one.
Also, it has become apparent that i was not thinking too clearly about how this shelving unit was going to work on its side instead of upright. The shelves aren’t going to just stand for being shoved in and propped up, they’ll flop and wobble all over. I’m pretty sure that’s not what shelves are supposed to do. I’m probably going to have to nail them in place to keep them together. I have a brad nailer, so yay! An excuse to play with more power tools.
This project is already getting complicated.
I never did end up fetching tools – after unpacking the whole box and reading the instructions I decided I couldn’t be bothered to fetch tools and made my enabler go get them for me.
During construction I ran into a few other snags. Shockingly. Like the fact that the cloth bins don’t actually fit inside. Guess I’m going to have to buy some smaller ones.
So, off to the store I go, again! The plan is to buy one more shelving unit, and new cloth bins. I actually got measurements for the bins this time. And some safety glasses to wear while I use the brad nailer. I’m pretty sure I don’t need any other things. I’m returning the shelf brackets, having given up on my original (simple) plan of hanging the shelf. I’m bringing the enabler, so maybe that will keep me from any additional scope creep.