Steph's friend, David, lives nearby in her neighborhood. Due to his work schedule and numerous health issues including two back surgeries, he has been physically unable to deal with his yard.
Steph and I were driving by his house one day and commented to each other on how unkept his yard had become. All of a sudden we decided we could do something to help!
After all, we have the tools and the time. So with his permission, we took a couple of days and got his wild yard under control so that he can now maintain it going forward.
It's been a long time since I shopped for a new mattress and box spring and had no idea that the standard size was so deep. Which meant the combination of mattress and box spring on a standard metal frame is much taller than what I was used to.
And that is the reason that after I ordered my new mattress and box spring and put it in place, I found it to be much too tall to be comfortable getting in and out of it!
I tried placing the bed on the floor which made it easy to get in and out of, but let's face it, it looked silly!
The solution was to make a custom bed frame to the style and height that I needed.
One of the most versatile concrete objects we've ever made is this base with metal pipe cap in the center. We originally used it for our A-frame Christmas tree and then we reimagined the base in use as the support for an outdoor garden flag stand. We then used it for two night stands and the metal pipe fireworks lamp and for a crate Christmas display! See? Versatile!
The base has never been the sole subject of a post, but with this post we fix that! Read on or watch the video to see how it is made!
It is always satisfying and cost effective to complete a project with what we have on hand. This is one of those projects!
If you saw the under-bed storage boxes, you're aware that Steph's new bed frame created more space underneath for storage, but then made her existing bedside tables too short!
Rather than build something new, we decided to reimagine the old ones by creating new tops and simply adding a longer pipe to make them the needed height.
Although this project started because of one of the dogs, it's not a pet project!
Tosh likes to get on Steph's bed and when she does she sometimes does zoomies. Here's a link to what that looks like. Anyway, the bed frame Steph was using started to squeak annoying her to no end. It was time for something different.
So, Steph started looking for something new and settled on a metal frame from the Purple company. (Which led to the purchase of a new mattress, which then led to the need for taller nightstand, which leads into more projects!)
The Purple metal frame while nice and strong, without squeaks, is quite tall. Steph decided to make use of that under-bed space and make a couple of storage boxes with a rustic look to blend with the existing headboard.
Mother Daughter Projects