A while back I ordered a wooden play gym online for Little Snicker. After waiting 8 weeks for it to arrive, I started making calls to the company asking where it was. I had no luck getting a real person, so instead opted to leave voicemail message after voicemail message. Still no return phone call.
After about the 10th phone call, I got nasty. I got out my thesaurus and looked up some big and scary words. Then I gave the company a call and threatened civil action. I know... a little over the top for a $75 play gym, but guess what! I got a call back within a couple of hours.
It turns out that the company didn't have the item I purchased in stock (even though the website said it was). So instead of calling to let tell me that, they just figured I could wait. In not so nice words, I demanded my money back and told them where they could situate my order... up their posterior, that's where.
Anyway, we were left with a problem - Little Snicker still didn't have a play gym. So Daddy Snicker (who is very handy with all sorts of wood products) decided he would make one. For a grand total of $8 worth of wood and $4.80 for paper to decorate it, Little Snicker now has his play gym.
Here is a close up of the paper used to cover the sides:
This is just standard scrapbooking paper which I have Mod Podged to the side before applying a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top to protect it.
Making this ourselves saved us a grand total of $62.20!