Monday, March 8, 2010

This Tool Rocks

It was a busy and crazy weekend at the Delightful Dwelling. I worked on so many different projects my head is spinning. My house is a total disaster area, my car won't fit in the garage right now, and I have kitty paw print stains all over my carpet from a cat walking through a paint tray and then all over the house and furniture. But it's ok, because I'm having a blast and my house is getting prettier and more functional.

Several of my weekend projects were made possible by one wonderful birthday gift. A finish nailer. Some people thought I was crazy for wanting a power tool for my birthday, but my dad happily purchased me one for my recent 28th birthday. Here she is in all her beautiful and mighty glory.

Isn't she purdy? And yes, it is a she although I haven't given her a name. Dewalt brand tools on the other hand are boys, because only boys would wear school bus yellow and black together and still look cool.

This is the next tool on my "gotta have" list. I borrowed this compound miter saw from my in-laws, but I will have trouble giving it back. You can see a couple hints about one of our weekend projects in the photo.

Of course I couldn't have done it all without the help of Mr. Delightful Dwelling. When I could get him out from under his Jeep that is.

I might be a little slack in blogging this week as I try and finish up all my projects and get my house put back together again. I will be back with the finished photos and tutorials as soon as I can wrap everything up.


  1. Can't wait to see what you've been working on! Have fun!

  2. Ooh - tell me more! I thought I wanted a nailer too, until I realized I had to also have an air compressor (!?) Did you already have a compressor? Did you have to buy one? Is it terribly noisy? Is it useful for anything else or is it a 'uni-tasker'? Maybe "Finish Nailing 101" could be a good post sometime when you're mid-project? :D

  3. okay, I've seen what she's doing! I am amazed and I want that saw back! LOL I am so going to do some of these things. You have inspired me!
    Love the shot of Mr. D. under the jeep.

  4. Your post made me laugh because at Christmas the one thing I really really wanted was a power sander I'd had my eye on...Can't wait to see what you have been up to!!

  5. You don't know how happy this post made me feel just now. I've been nagging for a nail gun for quite some time now but my husband isn't too keen to the idea.

    And yes, she is purdy!

  6. Yes, Birdie the nailer hooks up to an air compressor. Mr. Delightful already had a huge air compressor. The air compressor is really loud when it's running. The nailer is not very loud at all. I thought it might be a little scary, but it's really a lot of fun and makes building things so quick and easy.

    I already have a power sander. It was a cheap one from Home Depot and one of the best purchases we ever made. I hate sanding and it makes it super quick and simple.


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