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!