Friday, July 5, 2013
Stuff, A Tool Caddy
I certainly have enough stuff around the house inside and outside, but the temptation to have more stuff is hard to resist.
However, I am reducing my stash of stuff. This little tool caddy was up next to leave this nest and fly away to a new home.
First he needed a little makeover.
This is the way I found him. I will attempt to tell you how he is made because I think it is pretty darn clever.
The carpenter took two 2 X 4's three feet in length. Glued them together in some indestructible way. Sawed away the ends to be curved. Cut four half circles to make sections for small items like nails. Screwed pieces of plywood for each side.
Used a canvas web material for the handle.
And voila' - the perfect little tool caddy!
I have used him for small screws, beads, and buttons while crafting.
I do not have the skills or the tools for recreating him, but I can make him beautiful with paint.
Barn red outside with caramel inside.
Some polka dots for his top.
Some curlicues on the ends.
Of course his name "Stuff" prominently displayed.
Here I was - sorting through drawer pulls.
Stuff just hangin' in the yard.
Can't you see him with small nests in each section with a bird or two perched on the side?
Can't you see him with rusty bolts in each section with torn ribbons on his handle?
Can't you see him stuffed with boxwood with tiny vintage Shiny Brites in each section with some tinsel?
I have almost talked myself out of selling him!
Good-bye and so long, Stuff!
I am very excited - Vicky from Life on Willie Mae Lane asked me to guest post on Monday, July 8th. Be sure to come visit. Find Vicky here!
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