1) A kid friendly banister
This one was Christine's idea. A kid height banister in the garage. Alex did a lot of the work on this one. He kept all the supplies in order, extra screws on hand and even did some of the wood cutting. I was surprised to learn that our stairs descend at 42 degrees instead of the 45 I expected. The banister was cut to be flush with the wall at a 45 degree angle. Those 3 degrees really made the kid banister look silly next to the existing one, so Alex and I needed to do a lot of filing and sanding to get it right.
Before: A set of stairs so precarious, even the cat won't try them.
After: Safe, fun and easy to navigate at any height.
Just after that: Alex decides to give up banisters.
2) Shelves moving and adding
So we have these wire shelves in all our closets, and when you look at a closet with a wire shelf the first thing you think is "I need more of those!" At least that's what Christine thought. I'm glad I remembered the before pictures for these. The difference was suprising. I did
That's all for now... Though I see a lot more shelf installation in my future...