Once in a while I get to depart from making chairs and tables for grown ups and something like this lands in my lap.
Recently, I was contacted by an amazing lady who wanted to see what it would take to make a grave digger bed for her 3 year old.
Honestly it brightened my day...
I get to design, hopefully build, deliver and install a full size bed for a 3 year old child. What's better than that?
Somehow, every moment has been a little more joyful on this project. Hunting for the perfect wheels and tires, figuring out how to wrap or paint the grave digger artwork on the truck silhouette. The color scheme, custom paint, safety concerns, but most of all, capturing the fertile imagination of a 3 year old child.
At one point, I found myself in a Pep Boys, researching tires. The guy behind the service desk seemed to be having a bad day. As soon as I explained what I'm doing and who it's for, his eyes lit up. There we were laughing out loud together, wishing we both had monster truck beds when we were young. Actually!!!!, I'd have one now and I'm in my 40's...
It just makes you happy to know that there are parents out there cool enough to want something this awesome for their little ones... I'll keep you posted...