Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hemming Things In

Dr Nails has been busy shingling the house all summer,
( a long, tedious, and arduous process as we all can only imagine ) 
but he made time in his busy schedule the other day to build a temporary railing on the steps for us.
Jake has recently become a remarkably speedy little dude, and before i know it he's into something,
teetering on an edge, eating something off the floor or falling down.
The upstairs living room is carpeted and has beautiful views out over the bay, 
so it's one of our favorite play spots in the house.

Here's what it looked like before:

Slightly precarious, don't you think?

Here's what it looks like now:

A repurposed door!  
Mighty impressive Dr. Nails, considering I was expecting to be stuck looking at 
an ugly piece of chip-board for the next 6 months.
It might not be a forever solution, but it's a solution nonetheless...

The rest of project 'keeping the little in one spot':

Yup, a (soon to be white) picket fence gate.
Safe and sound, and my sanity remains.

PS - I almost called this post something different, it included the word cage. 
or pen, i could have used pen too. but i didn't.
I don't really like those words. 


Anonymous said...

Love Love Love the repurposed door! Looks amazing!

Beth said...

That Dr. Nails is one talented guy..... I think he learned from the best :)

Ashley K. said...

Love the repurposed door. I think it should be permenant!

Janelle said...

What a great idea! I love how it turned out.