Skip to main content

My Beloved Picnic Table!

Update: More photos available...AND, we broke in the picnic table tonight!!

Er...ah...that sounded bad. What I mean is, we had our first picnic on the table!! (Phew! Glad we straightened that one out...)

Hand crafted for me by my strong, handsome, incredibly wonderful husband.

I can't believe I once thought that I DIDN'T want a homemade picnic table. For some reason in my brain, I did not equate "handmade" with "superb" and I mistakenly thought that a store bought picnic table would be more superior.

I must've forgotten who(m?) I was married to for a second.

Mr. Wonderful Perfectionist.

This picnic table is divine. You know, if wood and screws can be divine. Large, sturdy, heavy, indestructible.

Just look at the super wide top! No picnic table at WalMart has gotta top like this!

My life is now complete. I have my picnic table...I can die a happy woman.

But, I can't die before I finish this:

My kids would never forgive me.

Once upon a time (like, two days ago) we had an old, wooden futon frame sitting in our "dirt garage" (read: a tuck under garage on the back of our house that is for "lawn stuff" and has a dirt floor. Hence "dirt garage". Don't forget it. I'm only telling you once.), just doin' nothin'.

It struck me (you know, figuratively...not literally. Futons don't strike. They're much nicer than that...) that it would make a fantastic picnic table for our small children (and, if they had their very own picnic table, it would prevent them from overtaking my new beaut.).

So, I disassembled it (sorry, no before photos) and am now reconstructing it, with some occasional help from my husband, ("Do you wanna know what I would do?" he asks. "Sure." I say. "I would *insert male idea here*." says he. "Hmmmm. Fab idea my love...but, nope. I want to do it like this." says I as I go about my business, using his big muscles as I need them.)

Soon, I will have a photo of my completed project for my kiddos (I'm getting to the point, tho, that I will probably have to start listening to my I'm thinking there may be some angles that will need to be cut, and while I'm a whiz with a drill, I'm slightly terrified of electric powered tools with the capability of severing one of my appendages. I'll leave the dangerous work to my love.)...but until then...

Just wish me luck!

Oh...and could you folks in the South please take your humidity back? It's wreaking havoc on my hair. And skin. And armpits.

And psyche.

Thanks a bunch! :D


  1. I really want a picnic table now! Although I do live in the south with all the humidity so it isn't very practical :(

  2. You are too cute! I have a bit of a fear of my dad's cutting tools too. He almost lost a few fingers to a saw once. It was not cool! I do love the jigsaw though! It has safety guards. lol

    I can not wait for pics! I love your adult one.

  3. That's a mighty fine lookin' picnic table you got there, Ma'am! I'm jealous!

    Well done Mr Wonderful!!!

  4. I hear you about the humidity. Good luck with your project- I love before and after pics:)

  5. I adore the table. I want one just like it! Does Mr. Wonderful ship? I mean....shipping a table, not Mr. Wonderful.
    I am seriously happy that you got it and hope you have many picnics on it with tons of memories (that don't include chocolate coated fruit!)

  6. Great table...s, and no you can't die, you have to entertain us, for a long, long time, deal? ;)

  7. I so do NOT want the humidity back! Of course, it really hasn't left yet either, but don't send anymore this way! :)

  8. Love your picnic table! My husband made one for me on our 5th anniversary (apparently the symbol of the 5th anniv. is wood -he gave me a picnic table, and I gave him...well...nevermind). I love the idea of the kids table too! Yeah, WAY too much humidity here in MI too. I don't have air conditioning...ugh.

  9. Really? Darn. I kind of liked the 2 day break of not walking outside and feel like I'm standing in front of a warm mist humidifier. :)

  10. I would really like for Mr. Wonderful to please come build me one of those tables! I will settle for you sending me yours. ;-)

    You're going to have so many memories made around that table! So cool!


Post a Comment

I love comments! And, I welcome your thoughts that aren't in agreement with long as they are respectful!

Most Popular Posts

Coming soon...

Come here looking for the tutorial? It can be found here:  Halo Braid Tutorial!  Let me know how it goes! I had something in mind to try on Baby Girl's hair the other best bud, Dr. J, did something similar to it on Belle once, and I was trying to replicate it. Instead, I got this: Isn't it pretty?! It didn't take nearly as long as it looks and isn't nearly as intricate as it looks! Vlog tutorial coming soon...(for those of you waiting, I'm sorry it's taking me so long!)

Halo Braid Tutorial!

How appropriate, "halo braid", no?! ;) Finally, I have this ready for you...I apologize for the delay! This braid looks intricate, but is really quite easy and quick to pull off...the original video (prior to the warp speed the video to see what I mean) was just a bit over 8 minutes long...not too shabby! So, here you go...right in time for you to try it out on your little girl for Easter!

Crock-Pot Fajitas

You! Yes, YOU!! You must stop whatevertheheck it is that you are doing, and make this recipe. Right now. Tonight. Well...wait. You should probably finish reading this post you know how to make it... But then...STOP! STOP everything, make this, and thank me later! Oh, hold it...wait just a sec (again)...actually, I got this recipe from Melissa...yes, the Melissa of this story ! And this story ...which, the same story, just told two different ways! ;) So, you can thank her...I guess. Well, in any event...prepare your tastebuds to be tantalized! You'll need this: And, this: You'll also need chicken breasts or steak, but since photographing your "main ingredient" is, like, soooo passe, I've left it out. ( Ahem... ) Just keepin ' up with the times, friend. So...slice up those peppers and onions into cute little strips... And...try your best to not slice up the little fingers that are sneaking away pepper strips... (Lemme just inte