Friday, February 12, 2010

What did you do for your snow day?

This was my snow day project this week. I spent a couple of days playing carpenter
We got this table and chair set from a neighbor. It has 4 chairs, and pretty hearts allover it. Nice, and perfect for the little girls it came from, but a little too delicate for our rough and tumble rowdy boy. I was just going to replace the backs of the chairs, and give it a new coat of paint, but they are old, and a little wobbly.
So I made a new base for the table using these plans here, from Knock off Wood. I used the existing table top. and the base has a storage bin in the bottom.
I also used the plans for this chair here, but I changed it a bit, and added a hinges seat with an additional storage bin.
Jackson seems to like them, and they are quite large and he will be able to use them for a long time. They still need some wood filler, sanding, and a good coat of paint, but they turned out pretty good! I may have to sew some chair pads too, who knows, there are endless possibilities to think of.

1 comment:

Elise said...

Steph! You have so much talent! I think it's awesome when girls aren't afraid to dive into what would typically be a "man's project!" Nice work!