Howdy guys ...
How's your week going so far?
I was sitting here thinking that my grandma will be gone
15yrs this year, God Rest Her Soul.
The interesting thing though is that she never saw
a cell phone, DVR, plasma tv's (flat screens for that matter), GPS,
a computer and the internet, I know she would be interested in it but I can
just hear her saying
"Deanna, come help me send this letter (email)".
And forget about her getting on Skype, lol.
My grandma missed out on meeting interesting people like I've met.
I guess the reason why I bring this up is
I have been blessed with the friendships I've met here in BlogLand.
So many creative people who just want to help.
Who share their knowledge without any hesitation and
honestly care in seeing others blossom.
One person I've had such an experience with is Gail over at
I've gone to her SO many times with this and that. Every single time
she not only helps but wants to see whatever I've finished.
She's truly a sweet and caring lady ...
Gail, this lil project is dedicated to you : )
So, I had this vintage crate/box that I picked up at a garage sale awhile ago for $1 with NO idea just what I was gonna do with it. I was immediately drawn to it. It felt as if it had been salvaged out of someone's barn. I had used is to store cookbooks on top of the frig for awhile. But after Christmas I changed the kitchen around a lil and the box came down. It sat on the living room floor for the past couple weeks until I had the bright idea to convert it into a bench/table. All I had to do was flip it over and attach some legs. I just happen to have 4 spindle legs in the garage that I had picked up at a garage sale for $.25 a piece. But how do I attach them? Gail was my go-to gal for just such a problem. I sent out a quick email with a picture explaining my situation. I think Gail might sit on her computer because she answered me SO quickly. I'm not kidding, this woman is golden. She even sent me a link from her site where she did a similar project (not quit but close enough)
Wanna see what I did?
Here's the steps ...
I cut a $.52 oops board from Home Depot in half (had it in the garage)
I removed the screws from the spindles
Put the spindles in the box and traced around them. Then I drew an "x" from corner to corner as a guide for my screw placement on the spindles
I decided to pre drill a couple holes. Then I put some wood glue (I used Elmers) and attached the legs with some wood screws. Then I put more glue on the whole piece of wood and
placed the wood back into the box
The hardest thing I really had to do was find screws that would go threw the piece of wood and the box but wouldn't go threw the top of the box (make any sense?) So I dug threw ALL my screws to find about 10
Attached the wood ...
After I finished the other side and let it dry ...
Presto a primitive bench/table for $2.52
Here it is in it's new home ...
Don't cha just love it?
Cuz I surely do : )
Thank you again Gail for all your help.
See what I have waiting for me to pick up on Thursday?
It was sitting out at the trash across the street from a good friend's house
last week. I can't wait till it comes home with me : )
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