I cut some scrap pieces into squares.
I used my router to trim the pieces.
I glued and screwed the bottom pieces to a 4x4 post.
For the top piece I used wood glue and my nail gun, because I didn’t want a screw to show.
Here it is on my pitiful porch that needs a little TLC. I was planning a porch makeover, but then mother nature decided it was time to work on the bedroom. See that little skunk? Check the last picture in this post to see where it grew up.
Look at that poor little skunk! Talk about a makeover! He definitely needs a new paint job this year.
I decided to “stage” it next door. See that cute little bear? I wanted one for years and years. While I was in Colorado with Jamie for her work in September 08 I found this at a roadside gift shop. I knew he HAD to come home with me!
Look at that face! Isn’t he just the cutest?
This color is exactly the color I had in mind. I can’t believe I was able to achieve it so easily. Originally I was going to paint the post grey. After priming it grey, I realized that my porch needs a little pop of color. Remember, this isn’t my porch. I like the color of this siding, that’s why I frequently stage my pictures here.
This was my inspiration. Check out Kenzie’s post here.
I really like the way she added the hook. I’m not sure exactly what I’m going to do. I was thinking of putting either my house number or my last name vertically on the post. Any opinions?
There, on the porch, do you see it? The skunk! It hung out on my Nana & Grandad’s porch ever since I was a little girl. Nope, that is not me. I actually don’t know exactly who that sweet little girl is. Granny J …. do you see the hens and chicks pot at the bottom of the steps? My Nana loved all kinds of flowers and plants.
Anywhooo, I plan to give my porch a makeover someday soon. It needs cleaning/painting and some wind chimes need repair. So much to do, so little time!
A couple of more pictures:
A snippet of what my bedroom looked like before I started on it Wednesday. The window where the TV is sitting is the window where I would like to move the bed.
Thanks to everyone who chimed in with ideas/suggestions about arranging my room. I really appreciate the ideas. My readers are the best!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.