Funny story… last year about this time, my daughter Jamie had a pumpkin carving party. See that cutie patutie? When I saw this picture, I knew I was in love! Nah, not that good looking fella in the hat, that cute little headboard in the background! Jamie e-mailed me pictures from her party, this one in particular of Handy Graham (Nashville’s favorite handyman) using his carpentry skills on a pumpkin. However, as soon as I saw the picture, I was like “hey, whose bed is that in the background” Jamie’s reply was something like this “DANG, you weren’t supposed to see that!!” Well, I can spot a bed on a curb a block away, so how was I supposed to NOT see this one? 🙂 Come to find out, she had curbed it for me! That’s my girl! Picking through the garbage for her ole mom! Would you believe, she made me wait till Christmas for it? Yep, it was one of my Christmas gifts! Aren’t you jealous? Don’t you wish you had such a daughter?
While I was getting ready for our Glendale show, I was digging through my inventory in the shed, and came across my Christmas present. I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. It didn’t have the structural integrity for a bench, but that didn’t make it any less lovable!
I painted some primer on it, and made some little repairs. (note the clamps)
I gathered some bits and pieces, can you tell what it’s going to be? I know you are smart cookies! You’ve figured it out by now!
The cross board was not quite thick enough, so I cut a piece of thin plywood to give it some umph.
I glued it
I clamped it.
I didn’t take a picture of the back. I added 2 d rings (16 inch centers) on the bottom board to hold the weight of the piece and the things that would be hung on it. I added another d ring at the top to secure it to the wall.