That tall thing in the back is a loft bed that was my nephew's. They are lending it to Jamie while she is in college. That was a blessing.
It was a 5 1/2 hour drive to her school, not counting stops. We had a funeral visitation to go to on Friday before we left, so we didn't arrive until around 10:00 p.m. Not wanting to leave a trailer full of her worldly goods overnight, we unpacked it all that night! We spent the first night at her apartment, as two of the girls didn't come until the next day.
The next day we got up and got to work setting up the apartment. I didn't get many pictures, because I was too busy cleaning. The place was quite dirty, which I was not at all happy about. I did snap a few. Here's the loft bed getting assembled:
Tyler looks exhausted...he helped carry almost every piece of furniture up two flights of stairs. Yep...top floor...not our choice! Next year those girls better pick a main floor apartment, is all I've got to say.
Even Jared helped carry and set up. I love this picture of him being Daddy's little helper.
I meant to take pictures of all the finished furniture before it got packed onto the trailer, but in all the rush to get it all packed, I forgot. So I took pictures of the two pieces of furniture I hadn't shown you, after it was at the apartment. Sorry about the quality of the pictures...not sure why they are so grainy. I think I had the camera on the wrong setting.
Remember that dirty old bookcase from our barn rafters? Let me refresh your memory:
Yeah...that's the one. Disgusting, wasn't it? Here's a close up shot of it:
You can see I painted it to match the nightstand I posted about earlier.
I also painted a desk, I didn't get very good pictures of it after. In fact it didn't even have knobs on it yet. Someday I'll try to get a better picture of it. Here is the before:
It needed a little repair and some paint, but it is a very solid little desk. It even has a finished back on it, which I failed to get a shot of. I'll post more about it later, but here it is finished...except for nobs.
We also found a solid wood futon for $35 to use as a couch. We had a black futon mattress, so it was perfect. I didn't get a picture of the mattress on it though...I know...bad blogger, but I was a wee bit busy.
So here is a review of the four pieces I painted for her:
It was an exhausting trip...physically and emotionally. We said our goodbye's Saturday night, after taking Jamie out for dinner, then stayed the night at our nephew's home about 20 minutes away. It's so comforting to know he is there if she runs into trouble or needs immediate help. He and his wife are both wonderful Christian people. The have an adorable son and another baby due any day. They even go to the same church as Jamie's friend (who she is rooming with), so she saw him on Sunday. He delivered a box of food to her, that somehow got packed back into our car...I won't mention any names Tyler!
We drove home Sunday. The waterworks didn't start until I went to bed. My first baby has left the nest. Sniff. Sniff.
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