|Project by ToddE||posted 09-18-2009 05:03 AM||1116 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
My wife and I were at an old country store a little while ago and she saw this shelf that she liked (last picture). So I thought it was neat too, but if I could zoom the picture so you could see the price tag, it all the sudden became very ugly. So I told her to take a picture of it and I will build it for you. Well, she made me stop at a box hardware store on the way home and I bought all the stuff to make it. Cause you know I wasn’t going to really make it, it was just an excuse for her not to spend money on something I “could” make, but never really do.
Anyway, it was fun because I had just gotten my rotator cuff operated on two weeks earlier and I wasn’t supposed to be moving it at all, but I was dying to get back out into the shop, even if it meant for a crafty type project. First time I ever used milk paint and it was the first time I ever tried antiquing with chemicals. Oh well, she got her shelf, I got another one armed project in and we are all happy. I paid only $10 more for all the material than they wanted just for that berry swag thing! They wanted $30 for the swag!!!! Can you believe it???? I have to figure out how to make those things! Women love them!
-- Allegheny Woodshop