Wine Room Accomplished!

You may recall that we started putting our wine cellar/shoe closet together a couple of weeks ago. Since then, the office area has been in a bit of disarray with lots and lots of bottles stashed here and there, plus pieces of IKEA furniture.

Masterfully installing a door.

So, yesterday, since I had to leave work early, I invited my strapping son, Declan, to drop by and pick up his next batch of treasures that I unpacked from the garage (lots of vintage albums and some 45s). While he and Riley were here, he was also kind enough to help me put the cabinet together properly. It helps, I think, to invite a non-drinker over to your furniture-building events.

Light shines from my son’s head as he expresses pride in his work.

I did assist by un-doing some of the things that we’d done haphazardly before, when we didn’t have all the parts, but Declan jumped right in there and started assembling like a pro. Wow, I gave birth to an assembler! He even got the fancy doors on the cabinets to do their fancy thing.

Cabinet looks fine. And the doors work.

The hardest part was figuring out how to put the two units of the cabinet together, but by gosh, we found the one cryptic illustration that showed how to do it! And Declan was strong enough to do the attaching. Whew.

Red wine and fridge.

I was so glad the young folks were willing to come help. I realized that I never ask them to help out, even though they’re perfectly willing. We even had fun! (Poor Declan could hardly breathe from a cold, but he was a trooper.)

See, Lee and Anita in the same room!

I even got to show Lee the new room, as well as Russell, who was happy to see I got it done. We had a meeting of our Hermit Haus team at the Bobcat Lair, so even some of the neighbors got to have a rare sighting of my elusive hermit spouse.

The white wine rack. Much of it is in the wine fridge.

Anita and I look forward to accessorizing the room, but just getting all the bottles off the floor and the wine sorted by variety (of course) has made us extra happy. And getting all the spirits safely stored in the cabinet makes the room look quite neat.

Shoes go here.

Now I can bring my shoes down. Then I can finish rearranging my closet. The little thrift shop in Buckholts will be happy to see me and my very nice clothing that is now too small!

See, it’s all good!

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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