Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A necessary change

I know big television cabinets are becoming a thing of the past thanks to the flat screen t.v., which is why we were able to get this one so cheap at a garage sale. It use to be rustic pine, but I painted it to make it look a little more elegant.
Part of the reason I want a this massive piece of furniture was because my son was starting to toddle around and I was afraid our old one was too flimsy and he might be able to knock it over. No danger of that with this monster.
Flash forward a few months to a new house and a toddler who is doing more than toddling. See the gap underneath this massive piece of furniture? Well, while I was in the other room, my son, I think he was 18 months at the time, got his head stuck under there while trying to retrieve a ball. EMT's had to come to his rescue, lifting up the edge of the piece while I pulled him to safety. Well, it took me awhile, but I've removed that danger from our house with a little Victorian-style baseboard. Alas, I didn't make miter cuts because I only have a hand miter saw and these boards are pretty massive, but I think it looks pretty nice. It was a $30 fix, but it looks a lot better than something more makeshift.


My son's head won't get stuck and I can't see all the dust bunnies underneath of it now. Everyone is happy.


Now that he's 2, who knows won't new dangers he'll discover in our seemingly benign home.

2 comments:

Yaya said...

Looks great Rene, one day you'll have the miter saw....rrrrrrrr!

amanda said...

that looks awesome. totally not what I pictured in my head-- in my head it wasn't so pretty. So I am glad you took pictures!