While reading Rose’s post about her son’s ladder shelf I realized that I needed to get the hardware off of 6 crib ends before I set them out to the curb.
As I was taking the hardware off, I thought maybe I should take the legs off and keep them too. This seemed to be one of my older cribs, but it had plastic pieces instead of hardware. I removed the plastic pieces and discarded them. Later this week you will see what I did with these oh so cute legs!
I took the legs off and I was left with two matching pieces. Each piece had a large spindle and a decorative board holding 8 spindles. I used a rubber mallet to “bang” the decorative wood piece off of one and the large spindle off of the other.
I put them back together with one having the large spindles holding the 8 smaller spindles together.
I pounded the decorative board onto the other “end” piece.
Now I have two pieces that have matching spindles/boards. Does that make sense? I do not know what I’m going to do with them. I don’t have a use for them, but I can think of lots of uses for other people. They could be used for wrapping paper sheets, scrap paper, hanging quilts, or magazines. Can you think of any other uses? Which do you like better? the decorative sides or the spindle sides?
I have 4 of these brown ones, but I have not disassembled them yet.
These are the 4 legs I got off of the brown ones. Which parts ended up at the curb? NONE! I kept everything!
I went to two yard sales on Saturday. There were not many sales due to the fact there was a huge air show and fireworks display at the riverfront to kick off our Kentucky Derby Festival. The first sale I went to was a “man” sale! Lots of tools and car parts, and fishing equipment. I quickly took a look around and I was off to find another sale. I just realized I went to three sales. The second sale was not very big, and I couldn’t find anything I needed. The Last sale I found this cute little shelf for .75 cents. It’s only about 12 inches long. Small and petite!
Sunday afternoon I had to make a run to Home Depot. I can NOT go in that store without checking the oops paint. I hit pay dirt! Kilz primer that someone had tinted. See that color, barely a beige. I can always use more primer. I sort of expected it to be more than the regular $5.00 a gallon, but nope that was indeed the price.
And last but not least, I was given these very old and worn tongue and groove boards.
This is the latest version of my repurposed headboard into a family organizational center. It keeps morphing each day! The colorful polka dot material was a gift from Jamie. There was a time when she doubted my fabric choices and purchased some fabric for me. More pictures to follow later this week.
I love Spring! This weather is perfect for working on projects! We’ve had very few “April Showers”. I hope to get a lot done this week.