Really, we all love new toys right?? Am I the only one who gets giddy over new drills, routers, & gathering feet?? Oh, the joy of having
THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB.
Seriously--have you ever tried to hand gather 9 yards of netting for a tutu??? Two words. Gathering Foot.
Why to the pros make it look so easy--
well for one--experience.
But a BIG two is having the right tool.
And the right tool usually costs $$
Wait, let me fix that.
Yep, that should cover it.
But as a business owner,
often having the right tool will save big bucks in the long run.
See my store sign:
(that'd be Mr. Paint In My Hair risking life and limb for me. ;)
The estimates I got for a new sign were over $1,000!!!
Well, I got a new $399 Cricut (paid $199 on sale) and some oops! paint I did it myself for a whole lot less.
And I got a Cricut out it!
How we got it UP there--well that's another story.
The bottom of the sign it 13' in the air!!
Let's just say I could only watch my hubby standing on a ladder--which was on top of our trailer--which was riding up on the sidewalk--on a very busy street-- for as long as it took to take this picture!
I was way too nervous to watch.
So, back to excuses to buy new tools.
Back in November I got an order to paint and reupholster
Well, I've always made do with my 18 gauge stapler for upholstery, but it doesn't really do well in tight spots. So I decided this was the perfect time to go big!
I got my self a REAL upholstery stapler. A Fasco F1-B. Yippee!!
See how much wood I had to staple into?? That 1/4" edge? Yikes. Definitely warranted a REAL upholstery stapler.
This is after I had painted it in
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Duck Egg Blue
and then clear and dark waxed it.
Sorry, this piece is already sold. ;)
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