Posted by: Paulette
I think I've said before that I hate to throwout anything that can be used. This doesn't make me a pack rat. I have plenty of stuff that I give away to Goodwill, but, it does mean that every time the kids break something, I have a plethora of new projects to do.
The kids broke one of my end tables. I can't say that I was very heart broken. I had a good place to put it's twin, but this one was constantly being moved around. I guess the kids used it for a stage and it collapsed beneath their weight. Here's what it looked like before they broke it.
First came the demolition. This was done with my jig saw and a hammer and screwdriver. Once all of the pieces were free, I was able to envision what to do with all the parts.
It's a horrible paint. It dries with all kinds of little crumbles in it, but, I wasn't about to re-do it. My advise. Use the unsanded grout recipe. I'm sure it turns out a lot better than this one.
It's hung by some of the leftover wrought iron chain and hook from the lamp that I created from the hanging baskets. It's hung from a gate latch that came off our back gate. The gate has 2, so I don't think we'll be missing it. It has the added bonus of having a place to store one piece of chalk. I am using it to write messages to my kids. Sometimes it says, "I love you bunches" and sometimes it has a chore list on it.
Three candlesticks were made in differing heights from the legs. I used squares of wood cut from a pine plank, and some $.50 cents each circular plaques that I got at Hobby Lobby to transform them. I was going to paint them, but decided that I likes the mismatched wood. I may change my mind.
Here's the other one.
If you're wondering what happened to the fourth leg, Katie has taken it and calls it her "hammer."