My wife wanted a shelf for the front porch that she could use to change with the seasons. I took an old mirror frame from a dresser, turned it upside down and put a 1"x4" board on top. I cut a grove for holding a plate or in the picture decorative trays. I painted it and used a dowel rod for a flag holder. We were able to make this with things we had on hand. The desire is to take advantage of what is available.
2 days ago