I was so excited to find one already basically done for me! All I had to do was add some square cut 2x8 and 2x10 boards to the bottom to make the base, stain it, distress, and add a hook.
As I said, I was so excited about this project, when I finished and proudly showed it to my husband this is what he said;
“Nice, but what’s it FOR?”
Me: ‘What do you mean what’s it for? It’s a post!’
Mike: “But what purpose does it have?”
Me: “Well………it can hold a plant on top, and a wreath or a sign or something on the hook! That’s what!”
Mike: “But you don’t have a wreath or sign, and last I saw all your plants were dead.”
Me: “They’re not ALL dead, some of them just need a little watering…. and I can make a wreath or sign for this too.”
Mike: (Rolling eyes) “Yeah, sure you will.”
So the newel post sat a couple days with no real purpose while I pondered what to adorn it with. “So much for being done”, I grumbled to myself every time I went by it.
Then yesterday morning while getting ready to leave for work I poured my usual cup of coffee to go, then went to set it by the door with my purse while I gathered up my laptop and computer bag…..and it just so happened the post was sitting by the door, patiently awaiting it’s new purpose in life.
Aha! A light bulb moment…….I set my cup of coffee on top, and hung my purse from the hook…..
My post suddenly had it’s new mission in life.
So I’m calling it done and that’s that!
Linking up to Linda’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm….