Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A "Different" kind of Mother's Day Gift. . . I love it!

This year my youngest DD bought me some unique items for Mother's Day. What genius! All of this stuff creates a higher table and saves my back. Yippee Skippee... it works! 

 Here's what we used from the local hardware store:
* Four 12 inch by 1.25" pieces of PVC Pipe [#40 heavyduty]

* Four 1.25" Rubber End Caps

* Vasoline and a bottle of Alcohol [not the drinking kind...lol].

I've had an old table that works well for projects, except it is too low and can be tough on a tall lady's back! Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here they are to show what we did... some Vasoline swabbed inside the rubber caps makes it easier to get them on the ends of the PVC pipe--the caps are a very snug fit so they will stay on.

A bit of Alcohol on a paper towel cleans up the black marks lickity split!

The pipe and rubber cap inserted over end of table leg. Notice at far left of picture how the table leg is shaped... where it curves, is where we took the measurement from to decide the length to cut the PVC pipe.

Voila! My old-too-short-table now stands 37 inches tall and is perfect for me! What a back-saver. A real bonus to this solution - - it is not permanent! The PVC slips right off when the table is folded for storage.

My next project is to make a "giant ironing" cover for this table to create a nice place to press large projects, backings, even holiday linens.

Today was our Tuesday Friendship Group meeting at one of the LQSs and we had a lot of show-n-tell. Tomorrow I'll post the pictures... a lot of them and some fun projects, too.

All for now. Thank you for stopping by to visit. I hope where ever you are that you have the time and inclination to create something that makes you happy!
Cyn; -)
PS: I'm sorry it's been almost 10 days since my last post, but I blew a disc in my back and have been in bed... yuck, what a waste of time. Some physical therapy for a few weeks and I'll be right as rain!


Cattinka said...

Oh no, what a mess with your back. I hope you will be fine again soon.
The table leg extensions look good, and they are so practical.

Pat from Florida said...

What a wonderful idea, and a great daughter, too.

Elly D said...

Great idea Cyn :) I have the opposite problem as I have duck's disease. :))
hugs Ellyx