Student housing in Austin's West Campus area is characteristically overpriced and undersized. The kitchen/dining room/living room of my condo, however, is almost comically tiny. Exacerbating space issues in the kitchen is the lack of a pantry and convenient storage areas. Thus I am making a small pantry which is sized to fit into a space between the wall and water heater.
I bought my saw off craigslist.com and the lumber from Lowes
I used thin wood runners for the shelf supports, but if I did it again I might just buy metal supports to save time.
I may box in that water heater with 1/8" plywood.
One of my neighbors happened to be throwing out this entertainment center thing, so I was able to salvage some free drawer runners. Score!
On Saturday I attended my college graduation ceremony. I am graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in East Asian Studies and a minor in Architecture. Instead of writing about what I enjoyed or regret about my two-year experience at the University of Texas at Austin, I'd rather write about my future plans. Some things I'm thinking about doing in the coming year include:
1. Learning German 2. Taking a cross-country motorcycle trip to visit friends and experience my country 3. Living overseas for three months 4. Transforming my father's attic storage into a guest room and art studio 5. Recording a music album 6. Continuing my education through a book list 7. Producing an art collection 8. Creating an investment strategy... I'm considering silver or fine art
Also, my dad gave me a MacBook Pro as a graduation present, which I'm loving (right now, in fact)