I got my inspiration from this baby gate that Kim @ The Newly Woodwards made and tweaked it to what I had on hand.
It serves two purposes. One, it keeps Norman contained when we have the front door open (which is a necessity as it heats up) and two, keeps us from being bombarded by solicitors. Since Daniel works in the front room (it has the best view) he is unable to "pretend" he is not home when people came by. Now they don't even make it to the front porch.
Boy do my stairs need painting! Ignore that bit and check out the cutest guard dog in the world.
He means business! Unless you have tasty bits, then come on in.
There you have it, one task checked off of my ever growing list. Any bets on whether or not I finish another task before I find something new to add?