This item started out as a wooden “doormat.” The slats were slightly spaced apart and sticking up in one gap was a stiff wire brush that you could wipe your shoes on. The dog pawprints were part of the original design. Given how it had been used, unsurprisingly it was a bit dirty. (Unfortunately, no “before” picture is available owing to an unfortunate incident with my wife’s iPhone [ 1 after pic in Nov 2015]) I found it curbside a few blocks from my house in the Glover Park neighborhood of D.C. I disassembled it and cleaned and sanded the planks, then reassembled it with no gaps, and finished it with a couple coats of Minwax water-based clear satin Polycrylic. I added the oil-rubbed bronze hooks to accommodate dog leashes/harnesses or whatever. I added the floating glass frame from Michaels to accommodate a picture of your favorite furry friend. My wife and I gave this one to her mother for Christmas. This was the first item like this that I ever made, and its potential wide appeal led me to make a few more in later years.
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