The ever so lovely Wendy at Ze Shabby Nest posted a giveaway,
and you know me and giveaways. I only enter if I really, ree-hee-heally want it. Well, I wanted this:
This old crate-like thingy ma-bobber. To, you know, hold silverware in for outdoor dining. Or perhaps condiments? Or screwdrivers? Samurai Swords? Dentures? Whatevs.
You know, I think this is what started my whole outdoor dining obsession. Thanks a lot, Wendy!!
and of course I didn't win. Of course! But, I said to myself,
"Self, you can make one for yourself. Figure it out, and do it."
So imagine my surpreese when Ana White came out with a tutorial on how to make one just weeks later.
She has ESPN, I swear. We're BFF's and she did that just for me. She just doesn't know it yet.
And so I got to work. I used scraps. I had lotsa 3/4 in. plywood on hand, and so that's what I used.
Gave it a good coat of whitewash first,
and then a tad bit 'o glaze,
and I wanted a chalkboard tag just like Ana. But I was out of black chalkboard paint.
Let me tell you something. I detest taking my kids to the Hob Lob/Lowe's/Home Depot. Hate. I'd rather chew tin foil than take my kids there. I'd rather study calculus. They turn into spawn of satan at those stores.
But, BUT! I had blue chalkboard paint:
And that's like, spring-y, right? Right? Humor me here, c'mon!
And so now I'm totally obsessed with making several of these little bad boys. I'm just gonna go at 'em full out assembly-line style. Kinda like "I Love Lucy" where she works in the chocolates factory, ya know? 'Cept I won't be putting anything in my mouth.
I think I wanna give some to my besties. You know, the people I'd take a bullet for.
But you know, like, not in the chest or anything-- but totally in the leg. Or the hair.
Could I buy your love and friendship with one of these old crate thingys?