Let's just say this is one of those times in life where there are growing pains - pain due to so much uncertainty of what our future and life would really look like, and being scared of what could happen to him during surgery - but I've learned so many wonderful lessons along the way. It's been one of the only times in my life I've felt like God has taken me by the shoulders, given me a good shake, and said WAKE UP! I know I haven't fully processed everything that has happened in the past few weeks, but Kyle and I are looking at it as a real blessing and growing experience. It has changed the both of us in some really amazing ways, and I'm looking forward to more moments of letting this new perspective I have on life sink in a bit.
For those of you that want future updates on my husbands recovery, and to learn more about what happened in his own words, please check out his video blog here.
While I was in the hospital, I saw an email come in from World Market (one of my favorite stores) with an advertisement about the Adirondack chairs they are now carrying online. Oh goodness, I love all things Adirondack, so this was oh-so-tempting.
Until I saw the price tag - $99.99. I know it's a good price considering that they are Adirondacks, and I've seen them listed online with other retailers or builders for up to $300 per chair. But, come on now, I can't see myself or justify spending that much money on a chair that will mostly stay outdoors. I just can't and wont do it.
So, it got me thinking outside of the box. Could I build one or two of these? My friend, Sarah, used Ana White's furniture DIY plans for the kitchen island she build (now, click on that link and go check out what she built, it's amazing!).
Maybe she would have some plans for a couple Adirondack chairs?
Of course she did! The estimated cost for these plans in materials is $20-50, they would probably be made better (made by me!) than the World Market chairs, and I can customize them with my own paint color or stain. Sounds like a plan. I am not so crazy about the modern, boxy top of these chairs, but could definitely round off the corners for more of a classic Adirondack look. I am adding this to my summer to do list for sure.
Can you tell I'm ready for spring and summer? Who's with me?