Wednesday, August 12, 2020

We Are Building A Bodacious DIY Entertainment Center Complete With A Nappy Nook For Our Kids


In January of 2017, Lisa and I gave our small entertainment center a makeover. Lisa primed and painted it. The highlight of this makeover was creating a nappy nook for our kids at the bottom.

This is a before and after photo. 

While Lisa primed and painted, I made a handcrafted mattress, patchwork quilt, pillow, and curtains for the inside. 

We were very proud of the finished product and our kids adored it. It has been well used and enjoyed.

We bought a house back in February. Our main living room (we have 2) is larger and has a space for an entertainment center. This space is slightly over twice the size of this piece. 

Almost immediately after moving in, we discussed making DIY end tables and a large entertainment center with a nappy nook that was big enough for all 4 of our kids to lounge in at the same time.

Our kids would probably never be in the nappy nook at the same time, but...

We made the DIY end tables back in mid-June. It took a couple of days, but we busted ass and finished them that weekend.

In the weeks to follow, we sketched out designs for the DIY entertainment center that we wanted to build. Like with the end tables, we wanted simple, a bit rustic, unique, and the entire bottom utilized as a nappy nook.

We agreed that Lisa's staycation would be the perfect time to get it done. 

Originally, we wanted to begin this project on Monday because we have another cool project in line. However, we're a few days behind because tropical storm Isaias gave us a pounding a week ago yesterday  Two days after the storm, we were busy preparing meals and picnic dinners for our friends and people at Lisa's place of employment who didn't have power. Those efforts continued through the weekend until yesterday.

We're not complaining. It was worth every minute and we are so grateful that we were in a position to be able to feed those who were without power.

Lisa will be spending the next couple of days in her woodshop cutting and sanding wood and constructing the frame. 

I'll be in my Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop painting all of the pieces and making curtains for the nappy nook.

I'll be making a custom mattress and matching quilts and pillows in the near future.

It's going to be a lot of work, but we are very excited to get this project done.

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