Really I’m just proud of myself for the work we did on this. With Clementine learning to crawl, we needed a coffee table that did not have eye-gougingly pointy corners. While debating whether or not we should apply the ugly foamy corners to our ikea coffee, a table leg crumpled. That answered that. After scouring Craigslist, I found this:
A very scratched up Pottery Barn activity table. I knew immediately that I wanted that to be a chalkboard top. I looked everywhere for bins to fit nicely underneath, but couldn’t find any. The bins from Pottery Barn are $100/each. Nope.
Then I remembered this site: http://ana-white.com/2009/12/plan-you-asked-pottery-barn-kids.html
One afternoon of building with Gerow and my Dad, and we had two lovely bins to go underneath the table. The bins have hidden casters. I added casters to the table so we could easily push it out of the way of a newly mobile Clementine. And voila…
That’s the first thing Dave has ever built. It’s the first thing I have made since building the Caledonia. Also the first thing my Dad, who used to construct lots of furniture, has built in a very very long time. I love it.
And here it is in action:
We occasionally eat at this table, so Daisy and I drew place settings. She quickly dismissed that idea and decided to draw a roadway for her cars and trains. She also had her fairy dolls out, so we made the roads lead to fairy land. (Bonus Amo: I love that she combines her “boy” and “girl” toys so seamlessly. Of course the highway leads to fairyland! Where else would it go?)