Nesting at It’s Finest: Inspired by Cookie Monster
I may be slightly biased, but I think Mr. MPB is a pretty amazing man and I know he is going to be an amazing father one day. You see, we don’t even have a child yet as we are waiting for an adoption match and placement. Yet, he still wants to spend his free time on a Saturday doing something fun for our child(ren). Thankfully, he’s rather creative and enjoys making things. I on the other hand, do not. I learned to sew as a kid only because I was forced to, I made crafts in Brownies which I hated, and I literally cried at the thought of art class in elementary school (I just couldn’t draw a nice enough horse and it was tear worthy in my mind!!).
But, Mr. MPB had a great idea. The idea was so great that I put aside my hatred for crafts and agreed to help. In fact, I liked it so much I talked about it constantly for a few days and virtually dragged him to the store to make it happen.
Here’s what we’ve done:
1. We built a shelf from IKEA. If you don’t count the fact that we survived a trip to Ikea unscathed, it’s not a huge accomplishment in and of itself. But, it was a much needed first step.
3. We, rather Mr. MPB, learned how to upholster a cushion seat from nothing. We used some plywood cut to size, foam for the cushion, a staple gun and fabric. We selected the fabric (from IKEA) because it was on sale and we think it dark enough to help hide the odd kid created stain.
5. We started putting all the pieces together and added a few toys.
6. And now we have the world’s cutest kids corner in our basement!
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