Before I tell you about this project, let me give you some back story. I was feeling left out. Shane was busy building things that Audrey ordered, and Audrey was busy getting her inventory lined up and dressing up the things that Shane had built. I had nothing to post to the website or social networks, I had no spreadsheets to maintain, I had nothing to photograph. So instead of moping about, I decided to dabble in pickin'.
I checked out a place that has old, unwanted stuff. I walked around. I found a toy for my 18 month old niece, a spice rack for me, and a cross-stitch accessory that my sister didn't want. But nothing to pick and repurpose for The Painted Hammer. And then I saw it. A crate. A small crate. On closer examination, I saw that it was made of wood, and it was made to carry wine. 6 bottles of wine, to be precise. And it was a good good deal. So I bought it, very tentatively.
I took it home, took a picture, and sent it to Audrey. She loved it, she said, but she wouldn't use it as shelving (my idea = okay), she would put casters on it (her idea = much clever-er). So we put casters on it (after I learned what casters were). Shane even gave the little box some stubby legs with the casters.
And now it sits in our booth. I'm delighted that my step into the unknown turned into something that Audrey & Shane wanted in our booth. If it does sell, I'm going to be so proud. If it doesn't sell, I may steal it, give it a light stain, and see if it looks good somewhere in my house. I wonder if they'll charge me for it?!