Here’s another little item that’s been gathering dust in our garage for many moons.
It opens up and appears to be an old sewing table. You might be asking yourself ‘what are they going to do with an old sewing table?’
I probably would have made it a quaint little entryway table to put by the front door to put keys and mail on. BUT, Nick had all kinds of mayhem going on in his brain… so I let him have this one. I washed my hands of it, and sat back for TWO MONTHS and watching him come up with this.
It’s a lovely little black table with a beautiful woodgrain on top. Pretty right? Well this little table has a few things up it’s sleeve… wait for it….
It’s a wine rack. A wine rack the lights up when it has wine in each individual ‘cubby’. When you take a bottle of wine out, the lights go out! Can you believe this all spilled forth from his crazy brain?
But that’s not all, no. The top surface opens up to be a server, and Nick stained this wood with WINE!
And then tapped into Dana’s skillz once again and used a vinyl to achieve our classic ‘peek-a-boo woodgrain’ quality. For a tutorial on how we do this, go here.
But he enjoyed the wiring very much, and learned a lot about working with LED lights!
There were so many elements of skill that went into this project… my boy is very multi-faceted in his abilities. Although I think at several points, even HE would have admitted he got in over his head on this one.
But I’ll be the first to admit that it turned out pretty stinkin’ impressive. My boy has proven himself innovative! We’re happy with how it turned out… and even MORE happy that it’s done, done, DONE!
Good riddance! I finally have my husband back!