Thursday, November 17, 2011

Table/Bed


This is what is staring at me right now. Chopper. He's always reminding me of the importance of play time. We've been listening, trying to keep a balance between work and play, but there has been much to do. We were tossing around the idea of a table for the salon in Me Voy. To have one or not to have one. We decided that it would be great to have one, even if it did cut into the yoga space on the floor. We also thought it would be fun if it was somewhat funky and interesting, tying the colors of the interior together like a good rug. So this is what we came up with...


 The center is a yellow submarine puzzle, that we worked on last winter. Its epoxied onto mahogany with some stenciling around it, and varnished.  It was the first puzzle we ever did together, and it may be last.  I knew Travis was a freak but until that morning, when I saw him hunched over the half finished puzzle, eyes spinning, hands shaking as he compulsively searched for a piece of the Blue Meanie, I never realized the full scope of his madness. "It can't just sit here, we must finish it" was his mantra, while I said "Lets just work on it little by little". Needless to say it was Travis who finished the puzzle in about 34 hours and collapsed from exhaustion.

The table also converts to make a bed, by removing the locked in legs and substituting them with shorter pieces. The table top lays in small ledgers around the satee and has a cushion that makes the entire satee into a nice big bed. We rarely sleep there, but it has happened, and Chopper for one loves it coz he can easily jump and hog the bed. He has BTW been staring at me the entire time it took me to write this blog and just now went to stare at Travis. However I feel another pair of eyes digging into my back and turn around to see this ...


... I am one lucky person

8 comments:

jomamma said...

The table is awesome! We used to work on puzzles years ago, but after you have kids they tend to be jealous of the time you spend working on them and not playing, so they blindly reach up onto the table and try to drag pieces or the whole puzzle off to the floor. Until they get old enough to work on them with you. The last one we did was a 3-D castle... now that was fun and maddening at the same time.

Bad Monkey said...

Any chance of another post with a top view of the table? You guys are doing such clean and creative work it is really inspiring to see your progress.

Samantha said...

beautiful table! we are toying with the idea of putting our table down and leaving it as a giant daybed full-time... as soon as i finish my "work-at-home" job. :)

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

Great idea! I've been kind of planning on creating a collage of personal pictures to put on our salon table.

222 said...

Agree with all the above.
Wow.
Great idea.

Travis and Maggie said...

you guys are so nice, Bad Monkey I will post another pic of the top. Kinda hard to take a good one though coz of all the glare on it from the windows.

Jamie said...

I'm still trying to work out a way to transform our salon table into a part time massage table. I love giving Brock long, leisurely massages, but my massage table doesn't fit onboard. There must be a design that will work, but I haven't discovered it yet. Multi-purpose is the key to everything around here!

Travis and Maggie said...

Wow Jamie that's one I haven't considered. A massage table, brilliant!