Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tools For Our Anniversary & A Project (Saving A Rush Seat Chair)

Now I have had my own tool box for years and I am really picky about it.  If I let the hubby use any of my tools they might or might not get back to me, so I keep an eye on things.  My dad built custom homes and I was his "boy", so I grew up with a hammer in my hand and walking rafters.   Then it was only natural that in my corp. life I was a Lumber and Building Materials buyer for one of the big box chains.  I love tools, so I was thrilled with my new toys.  We don't have any use for high end carpenter tools anymore, so affordable garage workshop tools are fine for what we do now.

 Last week was our Anniversary and ulike most couples, we like tools.  My mom and dad always had his and her work tables and we are definitely getting there.  I have been wanting an electric brad/stapler.  So what better gift for our anniversary.

I also needed a new Jigsaw, the old one died, so I found one of those too.

Hubby wanted a new Reciprocating Saw so he picked one up and a few new blades.

I have a special project that I am going to start, so these new tools will be put to good use really soon.  Now all I need to do is buys some plywood, foam, batting and fabric.  (See, these really need to be repaired.)  

Stay tuned for a step by step tutorial.

I am joining the following parties:
 Craftberry Bush , Posed Perfection ,
 Katherines Corner , The Vintage Farmhouse , A Delightsome Life ,
Love of Family & Home ,  Between Naps On The Porch ,
 From My Front Porch To Yours , Imparting Grace ,
 My Romantic Home ,   French Country Cottage ,The Thrifty Groove , 
The Charm Of Home , Chic A Shoestring Decorating,
 FindingFabulous ,  Rooted In Thyme , Jennifer Rizzo ,
 Redoux Interiors

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  1. Excellent gifts for your anniversary! Can't wait to see your progress!

  2. I have my own tool box as well! Looking forward to seeing your project completed.

  3. I love tools too, Marty. That electric stapler would be a nice thing to have. I have badly degenerated joints in my hands now and it is a real effort to use a manual staple gun. Can't wait to see what you do with the chairs!

  4. Great Anniversary gifts Marty. Love that chair and cannot wait to see what you do with it.

  5. I never knew this about you, Marty and I think it's so great that you know your way around tools! I'm not very handy with even pliers!

    Happy Anniversary!


  6. Hi Marty, Happy Anniversary! We will celebrate our 35th next month. I can definitely identify with your problem of the wandering tools! I have certain pieces that no one is allowed to touch without asking and if they do I watch them until the pieces are back in place! I'm looking forward to the tutorials on the chairs as we have some which are in need of some TLC. Linda

  7. Congratulations! Sounds like we grew up in the same sort of atmosphere. My dad and grandfather were both building contractors, and my grandfather was a finish-contractor in his later years. Growing up in the South, I could "watch but not touch" any tools.....I was a "girlie girl." I now know much more about tools, and I'm very fortunate to be married to a very skilled Jack-of-all-trades!

  8. Good for you, Marty! I did not know you had such a background with tools. I just have a "basic" toolbox with common hand tools {hammer, screwdrivers, electric screwdrivers, level, stapler, etc.} This was a toolbox I put together when I started my interior decorating business and I always brought it along on my jobs. Now it sits on a shelf in our garage, but I still refer to it when I am looking for something.

    Can't wait to see how that chair turns out!

  9. I love that you two have separate tool boxes for your own projects....will be looking forward to the step by step tutorial Marty...Happy Anniversary!!!!