Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday's Treasures #3

My father and I (top: Age 3, bottom: current)

Gosh, I know we just had Mother's Day but this weeks treasure was completely a purchase that only my father's daughter would make. 

 I was born and raised in a hardware store. My father owned a Tru Value hardware store for years, so my brother and I have an extensive knowledge on lots of hardware stuff. 

Not to mention my dad is an excellent craftsman, so let's just say this runs in my blood. 

*Funny Fact: I had a part time job throughout college working at a hardware store (not my father's). 
On my trip out to the local thrift store, this little gem of a tool box was calling my name....SO was the retro refrigerator but it wouldn't fit in my car and Mr. KofColors would not have been as excited as me if I did bring it home. 

Mr. KofColors has an older Kennedy tool box that he bought for himself awhile back. So what better way of keeping him out of my tool stash than getting my very own tool box. 

I REALLY needed my own tool box. 
Now we have:
His and Hers
Like our home, our garage is very retro, we love how these older pieces really last because of the craftsmanship and quality that was used in making them. 

So this tool box just needed some wheels and it was ready for all of my own tools, hardware and paint supples. (*Yes, my good stuff is hidden from Mr. KofColors, he loves to borrow my staple gun and doesn't return it.)

Best part, Mr. KofColors comes home to find it in the garage and thinks it is going to be his. 


I'm my father's daughter:
I love pink heels and cute dresses
My first power tool was an orbital sander. 
I took ballet lessons and play the flute. 
Also stained "millions" of feet of trim by the age of 12. 
I bake and cook. Always have a bag of chocolate chips ready.
Mineral Spirits, wood filler, stripper and steel wool are always on my shelf. 

And when all else fails, I never take advice from guys at Lowe's or Home Depot. 

I call my dad. 

~ Amanda

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