Feed time with the twins is becoming a bit of a challenge. They are 18 months old now and they should be able to feed themselves but it can be pretty messy.
They sit in their little wooden high chairs (I bought the two from a restaurant closing sale. 2 for $14) and I use a a stool with a wooden top for a table (another bargain in a lot bought at auction).
This arrangement has worked well so far but now the two little girls delight in pushing their food off the table and onto the floor. They pick up their bowls and spill the contents onto the table: 3 meals a day x 3 days every week. Messy.
This situation has had me bothered for a couple of weeks. I don't want to buy anything else: no room and I don't want to spend the money.
The little top of the stool (table top) is too small and slightly concave. It is attached to the stool with two small screws so can be removed easily enough - but then what to use as a replacement top?
A search of the workroom revealed a craftwood tray that I have had for years. This will be perfect I think.
A scrounge around in the shed resulted in suitable screws to fasten the tray to the frame of the stool - they are not the same but they work. I just had to drill a couple of holes and paint (paint from the op shop) the tray and voila!
This is going to work so well and will be good for finger painting, drawing etc as well.
Although I didn't use it in this project I just had to show you my latest toy (I mean tool) it is a battery operated reciprocating saw. Quite small and very useful. I can have this after all my clever shopping at the op shops and online auction sites.