If you know me you know I like nothing better than getting a new power tool. Nail guns of all sizes! Drill Press! Saw! My goal seems to be to collect all of them.
But hardware store clerks are a jaded crew. They are not impressed by my purchases.
For reasons I’ll explain in a minute I recently went into Paper House and told the clerk that I wanted to buy a Silhouette Cameo Cutter.
But then she went and got it and, as she passed back through the store a low murmur began “ohhh whose getting a Cameo?” and “oh look! Lucky!!!”
and they kind of, well….. followed her.
So when she got back to me she arrived with a sort of gang. A gang who, when they saw me (not who they were expecting I gather) sort of paused and then began firing questions. “is this for your wife?” “Is it a Valentines Day present?!!!!” “I wish someone would buy me one of those!!!”
I felt very selfish confessing that it was for me. But that just unleashed new questions
“What do you make?” “Do you know what this can do!!!!!” “Are you single?!” (she was joking…..I think….)
The guys at the hardware store never paid this much attention to me. I’m buying all my tools at Paper House from now on. Do they carry drill bits?
The reason I bought it was that my London Underground Dresser got a lot of attention – including a local store who wants me to make more things like it. Which is great but I’ll confess the dresser was a bit laborious to create. To get the font and size I wanted I had to print out and cut out all the letters. So the Cameo seemed like a great solution to this problem and, of course can be used for a lot of other things as well.
Up first is this little coffee table which was, literally, in the trash after the last Rose Bowl. Two of the legs were broken off but otherwise it was fine.
So I employed my bondo treatement.
Painted (yes that is an old sock hanging from the shrubbery…I have no explanation)