‘Do good with wood’ weekend DIY project

Saturday, I had the privilege of getting my DIY on with this buff group of musicians from our church’s praise and worship team:


From left to right are vocalists Megan (my sis) and Cindy; Rick, our sound technician; and his wife Michelle, our electric guitarist.

Our goal was to renovate the room that is used to store our traveling sound system and other music supplies. We use this traveling system when we visit places like assisted and low-income housing facilities and host free concerts for the residents there. We have an absolute blast jamming and serving others in the process!

But Saturday, we shifted gears and traded our guitars and microphones for paint brushes and power tools.



We needed to patch and paint walls, build three sturdy shelves to hold our (soon-to-be) organized supplies, and also cut and add wood trim like baseboards and moldings.

Here’s what the room looked like when we began:

Closet before 2 (2) Closet before 2 (1)

We were blessed to have some amazing brands help us out by donating some of the supplies we needed for this project. We were spoiled with some of my favorite products like Sherwin Williams paint, primer and painting supplies; and 3M™ Patch plus primerpaint and sanding respirators and ScotchBlue™ painters tape.

Cindy-wet-sanding Cody-drilling

Cindy’s husband, Cody, helped us out for many hours in the afternoon with the shelf-building.

Like every other DIY project I’ve taken on … ever … I was pretty ambitious about what could be done in one day. We didn’t get the whole project finished, but we made some excellent progress. My body was worn out but my spirit was refreshed!

Stay tuned for the final reveal post coming soon!

Also, have you used woodworking and wood finishing to improve your community? If so, Minwax® wants to recognize those good works with its Do Good With Wood™ Award!

This award program is open to virtually anyone who has been involved in a wood finishing project – through DIY groups, craft or hobby groups, school wood shop classes, clubs, guilds, parent organizations, etc. Nominate yourself or someone in your community through December 31, 2013. Both individuals and organizations are welcome to enter. Check out all the details here.

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2 Responses

  1. Evelyn Kelly says:

    Brilliant job all you have done. Your post is really inspiring but I am curious to see the final images of the room. Thanks for sharing your beautiful experience with us and hope you will update the pics very soon.

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