No, Thank YOU Sir!

April 19th, 2010 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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The finished table.
What I came home with.
I cut off the ends of the mallets so there would be a flat surface because I later inserted them through holes in one round tabletop and screwed through a second tabletop into the mallet ends.  A third, nicer tabletop finished it off.    
These were the goalpost thingys.  I cut them down and notched them for the center support piece.
Putting it all together was a little tricky, mostly because it was hardwoood and everything needed pilot holes.  But I decided to connect the pieces first before whacking into the 4 holes.  It seemed to work well.  And everything is held together nicely and seems to be straight and sturdy.  
The finished table.

The finished table.

I couldn't have been more excited when I saw a free croquet set advertised on Craigslist.  However, I had no idea what it was like and the ad said it was missing pieces.  Still, I was willing to gamble on a carride to where it said it was sitting on their curb.  I was downright giddy when I rounded the corner and saw it.  I tried to act casual as I got out because the homeowner was working in the yard.  I yelled "Thank you!".  Then he started to explain that pieces were missing and basically was apologizing for it.  "Oh, no sir" I thought "THANK YOU!".  Even if they can't imagine it themselves, I so appreciate people who recognize that others may find value in what they have and are willing to pass it along. 

So I took that awesome partial croquet set and made this adorable table -- something I've always wanted to try.  I'm very happy with the outcome.  And I still have a mallet, 5 croquet balls, and the adorable little cart (soon to be a planter of some sort).  Happy green week! 

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, furniture, whimsical, fun, porch, table, sunroom

Comments (16)

k9signs writes: Sooooooooooooo Cute! Posted: 8:44 pm on August 25th
MossyLady writes: What a terrific idea!!! I also went to your page & was inspired by your creativity. Keep posting! Posted: 4:28 pm on June 12th
ninnarae writes: This is really an awesome project- inspires me! Posted: 6:05 pm on April 23rd
alicemom writes: Midge,
Now you hit the ball on the head! Totally awesome!!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:28 pm on April 21st
heartinhand writes: I love it!!! It would go great with my croquet ball lamps! Posted: 6:10 pm on April 20th
JunkArchitect writes: Noreen, that little table is soooo cool. You’re one very creative junker.

Posted: 4:29 pm on April 20th
CleverJunk writes: I love this! I checked out your other posts too and you're my kind of fellow junker. Great stuff. Posted: 12:33 pm on April 20th
racers7 writes: Junker Midge, you are the bomb! I super love the table and anything from craigslist or is gonna be a terrific repurpose! Melody Posted: 10:29 am on April 20th
RustyDiva writes: This is a really great table! You are so creative! Your projects are always one of my favorite on this site ~ you give us all great ideas!!!!! Posted: 10:11 am on April 20th
MakinItHappen writes: SWEET!!! Posted: 9:38 am on April 20th
chippingcharm writes: Yeah for you! Great idea :) Laurel Posted: 8:16 am on April 20th
itsnotjunk2me writes: midge,
i LOVE all of your projects! you are one handy dandy lady with a wonderfully creative mind. kuddos!
judi ;) Posted: 6:30 am on April 20th
fellowjunker writes: PURE AND UTTER GENIUS Midge!!!!! Love this!
xojanis Posted: 10:48 pm on April 19th
oldnews writes: LOVE it! Very cool! Marie Posted: 9:54 pm on April 19th
artteachergirl writes: I love it!! That craigslist is one wonderful thing! Posted: 9:47 pm on April 19th
vanj writes: very original young lady!!! i too have always wanted to find a set but have not as of now found one. you are so talented.
keep em comin!!!
vanessa Posted: 8:41 pm on April 19th
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