I knew before Rob had left that I wanted to do something really nice for him as a surprise when he got home. I decided that his make shift work room in the basement was not suitable as a Daddy. So I decided to build him one with style! I knew this was something I wouldn’t be able to do on my own so I asked my parents to help during their monthly trips to visit.

In January, we went to Sears and I picked out a Craftsman work bench, wall cabinets, floor cabinet and drawer set.  It was set to be delivered in February when my parents would be down to visit again. We spent that weekend moving everything out of his workroom onto shelves in the basement to make room. My parents even took the nasty carpet home with them for the dumpster. 


My parents came in February on Thursday evening so we could spend Friday preparing the room. We went to Home Depot to put wood and peg board to build walls covering the concrete and insulation around the room. This isn’t the best picture but it illustrates how packed their car was. My Mom and I had to drive home in it because there was wood above our heads and my seat had to go all the way up. 
We spent Saturday morning building the walls and putting up the peg boards. The room looked 10 times better just with that! The delivery guys came and brought everything downstairs for us which was a huge help. Once we saw all the boxes and realized almost everything was no assembled, we got right to work. We decided to start on the corner shelving unit. I am still not sure if that was a good or bad idea. About 2 hours later, we had finally figured out how it was suppose to go together and made some progress finishing it up. The wall cabinets and floor cabinet were much easier to assemble. We put together the workbench and realized we would need to do some cutting on the bottom support beam to fit around the piping in the room. We worked until Sunday evening and decided to finish everything up when they came back in March.

We organized all of Rob’s loose tools into boxes so we could find everything better! 
March’s visit was a little easier. We made some altercations to the workbench, finished up the last drawer set and cleaned everything up. I am SO happy with how it turned out and am very grateful my parents were willing to give up three weekends to help make it happen. 


This is the end result and I think Rob was very pleased when I showed him!!! We also had some fun moments along the way 🙂

Flip Flop and Alice were GREAT supervisors!