Monday, July 30, 2012

Before and After & Mya Fix

I still have not figured out what happened in the previous post.  I decided to give it one more try and it is working fine again...???? 

So I thought I would share a quick before and after with you. 

This was an old piano stool that was headed to the burn pile by a fellow worker.  I pretty much have all my friends and peers fully trained to not throw anything wood out before checking with me first.  I must say I got a very strange look as to why would you want this ugly thing.  What can you do with that?  ...

This is the top and body of the piano stool (legs were detached at this point)... dirty ole vinyl and you can see the top doesn't quite line up perfectly... but it is solid wood.

solid wood legs... cut down to 14"

new table top made ... I framed out a 12" x 12"  piece of pine and stenciled the checkerboard...

another top made with chalkboard paint...

painted some old handles...for easy transport

full view of tops added... now a perfect little child's work table or lap desk...

tops can be removed and used independently with storage underneath for books and crayons etc...

and the...  

final cost... $0.00

All the pieces used were scraps (that would have landed in the garbage) 
that had been given to me. 

Now for the Mya Fan Club... seems I can't do a post without it anymore.   We got to spend the whole day with her on Saturday... I loved every minute of it.

Sharing the doll cradle with Dora...lol

has to get that blanket on just right...

she finally decided that she likes her doll house shelf...

this kept her busy for a good hour or so... putting things in and taking them back out. 

and a good ole belly laugh... no one can make her laugh this hard except Poppi...
she is at that fun age now where her sweet little personality is as unique as she is... I never thought being a Gramma would be this much fun.

Sorry for hanging you on for so long... hope you have a great week.

Hugs,
  

6 comments:

Denise said...

Love what you did with the bench, I am amazed at what you do with "trash"!

I can't believe how big Mya has gotten, seems like only yesterday that she was born.

Take care, hope you are enjoying your summer, btw how is that garden on the side of the yard doing?

Blessings,
Denise

Marti said...

I LOVE your checkerboard bench. Is it for Mya? She is such a cutie.

Firecracker Kid said...

Nice save and nicely done! I'll bet it's an adventure for Mya to go to Gramma's house. She's a little beauty!
Hugs~Carol

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

great repurpose of that bench!!! LOVE it Deb!
ohhh, and Mya!!! soooo sweet! you're so lucky! Thanks so much for sharing those wonderful pics with us.

gail
ps love the belly laugh!

Danice said...

The bench is so creative. 'Love it. Yes, grand children are the best. We love them as much as we love our own children. Precious grand daughter you have :)

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