Remember that Border's sale I told you about? Well, they were selling their furniture as well! They really did mean "Everything Must Go!" My parents were there a few weeks ago, and saw this shelf. We got to pick it up today! I'm so excited to use it for my booth this summer, but first it needs a MAJOR makeover :)
First things first. I had to sand down this bad boy, so Big A showed me how to use his sander. I know what you're thinking,
"Oh, no. Kelly with a power tool!"
But, you'd be wrong! I'm a power tool fiend! Bob Villa's got nothing on me... except for maybe Tool Time, and probably a multi million dollar business, but I'm getting off track here.
I LOVE working with tools. Granted, it's not my strong point, and I leave most of the building to Big A because he's more of a pro, but I can get behind a hammer, sander, and anything else that isn't going to cut off any of my appendages. I've I get all cut up, who's going to be the front man of this whole shebang?!
Back to the shelf.
So, I was out in the garage sanding away, when I discovered this little beauty!
I know it's hard to read, but someone wrote "_____ was here!" I can't make out the name, but it made me smile. First I thought, how neat! My shelf has a little history! Yes, someone was here before me. Before this shelf became transformed. Before it will hold all of my art. I like that. It's like there was a little gnome or elf living in my shelf (yes I know that's not possible :). Then I thought, what are these Border's people doing at work! Obviously no one was watching as this, what I can only imagine to be a pre-teen on a unsupervised trip to Borders without his parents, carved this note into the side of a very prominently positioned shelf!!!
Anyways, we have to get new sand paper, but I hope to get this thing finished by the end of Big A's spring break! I'll post more pictures as the Gnome-inhabited Border's Shelf Saga continues :D