Just because it is physically possible to turn something into something else, doesn't mean it should be done. A beautiful object does not always need to be a lamp or a curio shelf or a napkin ring. Everyone seems to be turning everything into everything else at this point. And sometimes, a cigar box is just a cigar box... So, I was pumped to literally stumble upon a creative reuse concept that pulled me out of my craft indifference while walking one of my favorite places on earth - the beaches of Lopez Island, WA.
I'm not reinventing the wheel with this one but rather putting a fresh spin on a seventies trend. Driftwood. Don't worry, I'm not imposing it randomly into a macrame wall hanging or creating a clunky mobile or sand candle. I've put together something more substantial and more, dare I say, functional - a headboard. And once I pictured it, I found the three perfect pieces of wood to build it with within eight feet of where I stood.
It was conceived to be a contribution to the beautiful simple beach house our good friends have welcomed us to every summer for many summers. Navigating the tastes and feelings of our hosts was trickier than designing and building the piece. But decor is a personal thing and a bed is a very personal thing.
Okay, so I've made their bed. And, apparently, they are happy to lie in it. And drift...