Sunday, October 03, 2010

Crafty solution . . .

I'm participating for the first time!

We have 2 dogs. They are a pain! I hate when they go upstairs. They are fairly obedient when they are around people, but when no one is looking they go berserk.

Robert and I were discussing it laying in bed this morning and I decided we needed some sort of gate, but one that is easily opened because we are lazy. I decided to make something. I quickly ran through my inventory of left over materials from other projects in my head and recalled that I had a couple of good size pieces of bead board panel from a project. I knew I had some 1x6 pieces and some hinges. I ran to Lowes and got a 1x6x8 board, a couple of "L" brackets, and a gate latch and headed home.

McCartney (my 7 year old) and I made a swinging door and painted the frame with the leftover wall paint. I remembered that I had an iron scrolly thing that I bought at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago. I had no idea what I was going to go with it, but it called to me. It looks awesome on the top of the door! Woot!

I made the whole thing and only spent $10 today and $4 on the Goodwill piece. The rest were leftovers. Yay! What do you think?


McCartney wanted me to tell you that she painted the back and screwed in 8 screws with the drill . . . that's my girl!

4 comments:

Nanci said...

looks awesome Sheri!!!

GB's Mom said...

It does look awesome and the wrought iron goes perfectly :)

Midwest Cottage said...

You know..I could use something similar to that at the top of my basement steps. Good solution!!

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

Wooo! I was stoked to see your link at the party! And this is so cool....that scrolly thingy on top is the perfect touch to add to the top. Do ya think Bogart could climb over it? *snicker*

So glad you could Mi4M!