Remember, when I built this? It now looks like this:
Pretty awesome - huh? Yup - I built it. All without any help. Power tools and all. Plans came from Ana White - and seriously, if you don't know Ana you need to stop by her blog. She. Is. Amazing.
I also did these shelves from Ana's blog plans.
These shelves were a GREAT beginner project. It also taught me the importance of picking out good pieces of wood - nice and straight. And thankfully the guys at HD and Lowes are both great about helping pick out straight pieces of wood. They are usually pretty impressed that a girl is building something. Plus I told them that Seth was not super happy the last time I brought home straight wood - totally my fault of course. But they took pity on me and helped me.
Seriously, check out Ana White.