The American’s have President’s day and for Canadians living in Ontario or Alberta – we’ve got Family Day. A long weekend in February, quite possibly the most brilliant idea ever. I love a long weekend that doesn’t have an event involved in it.
The Boy and I had a pretty low-key Family Day weekend, but we did hang out with the family and we did have some productivity.
The Boy, the Brother and I headed to Lowes on Saturday afternoon to embark on a family adventure that could end in disaster or the start of a new family business. The business of ottoman making.
Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I shared this picture
And I thought DIYing would either result in a BEAUTIFUL custom made piece of furniture and a great sense of accomplishment, or shenanigans.
I’m happy to report that we are halfway there. We have a great sense of accomplishment – but it’s not quite beautiful yet.
If you’re in need of a storage ottoman – I know two boys that can help you out. But I can also tell you that from our first DIY experience – DIY doesn’t always mean cheaper. We’re at about 25% of the cost of the one we were looking at at Urban Barn – but we haven’t bought batting or fabric yet. I hear fabric can be expensive.
Plus – labour is expensive.
These boys aren’t cheap.
The rest of the weekend included a family dinner, a family knitting bee, a family effort to clean our dirty house, and a family walk. Different family members for each of these events, but in the cold and snow of February, I’d rather spend a long weekend with the family than the President!