So, with the help of my new carrier (I'll post it later), a 5 year old, a drill, some wood, glue, and my totally awesome friend Deb... The most awesome child sized picnic table EVER!! This thing is so remarkable, really.
Ta-da! A gift for our friend who loves purple! Hope she likes it!
Thank you so much to Ana at www.knock-offwood.com!!! Without her amazing inspiration and easy to follow plans, we would have never attempted it.