Sunday, August 21, 2016

Guy stuff

Still fighting the summer laziness that has gotten ahold of me, so even though I was not really feeling it, I ran out to my favorite indoor flea market yesterday just to get out of the house for awhile and see if I could find something to spark some creative ideas.
Well, can't say my creative juices are flowing any faster, but I did find a project to work on.
My husband is a big cigar smoker and one of his favorite things to do on the weekends is to kick back and smoke a cigar out on the porch while watching a movie . So, I have had my eyes open for one of these vintage humidor stands for him for a couple years. They are pretty pricey between 100.00 and 200.00, so when I found one for 24.00, I snapped it up. Now, it is 24.00 for a reason, the copper inside has some issues, and it has a damaged leg. But who doesn't love a little restoration project? I know I do!

A good sanding, and a touch of stain and I think it will clean up nicely.

The leg on the left has some serious damage that may need to be repaired with a dowel, but other than that it is pretty sound. Once he gets the leg fixed this week, it will be my turn to sand, stain and see what I can do about that copper lining.

Even with the work required, he was pretty happy with it. The only other thing I found was a sharpening stone. Old, and pretty cool. I am excited to give it a try and see how it works on my knives.
I walked out thinking....huh, all guy stuff. Not one froo froo pretty glass thing caught my eye.
It was kind of sad to see how little has come through my favorite flea market, I saw very little new stock, so many things that I saw were there the last time I was in about a month ago. Next week is the Nashville flea, normally I don't bother going in August, but I think I may have to swing through this month if it is not too ungodly hot.
Football season kicked off on Friday night, we had a fantastic win for our season opener and it was a blast to watch the boys out there playing. Made me a little nostalgic for cooler weather, I hate to say it, but I am ready for Fall, and, dare I say it? Winter? Man the heat really must be getting to me. I never look forward to Winter.
 I am going to make sure I enjoy my last few weekends in the pool!
Hope you are having a great weekend!

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