|Our first backyard swing|
It may be a little like Chicken Math where some denial is involved. The mind drifts. Beautiful pictures pop up everywhere, and they yearn to be seen. So, click, click, click and the next thing you know, you've forgotten where you started and what you were looking for.
|Sally Sue is disinterested|
|They all knew that something fabulous was in the works|
We hopped into his truck (a few times that day), and headed to Goodwill. We were off to find a king-sized headboard. We found a queen-sized headboard, but it wasn't workable. $19.00, I really wanted it to work. Even a good price doesn't make it workable.
Off to another Goodwill on the other side of town. Way in the back, and through doors that looked like they should have been marked "Employees Only", were bicycles and bed frames. Again, no king-sized anything.
What we did find was a three-piece twin frame. Headboard, footboard, and whatever that piece is called where the mattress goes.
If we used the headboard and footboard for the sides, we (I say like I'm actually going to do any of the work) could fashion something for the backboard. This could work. And the price? $34.99. Yes, I wrote that right. It was mine.
Now I haven't been to a Goodwill in probably thirty years. A lot has changed in that time. They look like department stores now. If you don't know what they used to look like, well let me say that it was nothing compared to what they're presenting now. Shout out to Goodwill!
Apparently, we were supposed to tear half of a tag that was taped to the frame. There was only half of a tag there. That meant that someone else most likely had the other half and was still shopping. They paged it overhead, and nobody claimed it, so it was ours. As if $34.99 wasn't a good enough deal, we happened to get a "green tag". That meant another 30% off. So we left Goodwill having spent a whopping $26.50. Perfect.
I truly thought this color was more like a dark eggplant.
Another trip to Ace, and a different color later, we checkout. It just so happened that the new (and more appropriate) color cost $13- less. The stars are aligning. This new color will blend with the landscape better.
|Dorothy wants to help|
The first part of this mission is complete. We had the idea, found the parts, agreed on an appropriate place to place it in the yard, and found the right color for it. Stay tuned for the build.