I don’t claim to be a professional DIYer. Wait, is it even possible to be a professional DIYer? I’m not sure, but anyway, I’m probably not one.
I’m just a girl who loves decorating, can use power tools, but a jigsaw isn’t her favorite.
I tend to come up with these awesome ideas for building projects and think “OMG. That will be so easy to do.”
I excitedly tell Grunt Labor my idea and how easy it will be and he just kind of stares at me, like I’ve lost my mind.
This was the case with the outdoor daybed.
See, I can dream it up and in my head, it’s just a few boards screwed together. And sometimes, that is all it is (case in point, the modern rustic bookshelf – anyone can build it). But really, I have zero sense of how big it will/should be, how much wood we will need, etc.
Hell, I can barely read a tape measure. I mean obviously, I know the inch, half inch, quarter inch marks, but those others in between, yea I kind of suck at those. Grunt Labor has gotten countless texts while he’s at work that say something like, “What’s that mark that’s right beside the inch mark?” I won’t even go into the texts he gets that asks him to divide measurements.
Essentially, my sense of measurement sucks.
I can build or install something with the best of ’em as long as all the dimensions are in full inch, half inch or quarter inches.
True story: I was measuring for how far down from the ceiling to hang the curtain rod in my office last week. I determined that “2 and that mark between 1/4 and 1/2” would be just right.
2 and that mark between 1/4 and 1/2.
WTF is wrong with me? How did I get here?
I hung my curtain rods and carried on. Turns out 2 and that mark between 1/4 and 1/2 was just right.
I’m off on vacation for the next week, maybe I’ll finally learn how to read a tape measure.
Nah. Probably not.
I will drink too much cheap beer though.
Cheers to those marks between 1/4 and 1/2 and all my other freaks who measure like me.