Ahh, to be young again! To have so much energy, so much....creativity! My 5-year old and I were sitting at the kitchen table together. He was playing with some cars and eating gummi bears while I was drilling out rivets from door handle displays (I'll tell you about that a little bit later in this post).
My son asked me at least 3 times for more gummies, within a span of minutes, before I realized it, and so I asked what on Earth was he doing with all of them? I looked over and saw this:
Now, he has, at the least, a hundred of these cars, with about 25% of them being trucks or jeeps, or some sort of vehicle that can carry objects, and he had filled almost all of them with gummi bears. They were too cute, I just had to take a picture of them!
As I mentioned, I was drilling out rivets. I had gone to a rummage sale near my home and this lady's brother-in-law was selling a TON of these display cards with dresser/drawer hardware riveted onto them, for only .25 each! I grabbed a bunch and spent only $5.00 on the whole pile. Here's a sampling of what I got.
She said they were so cheap because there's only one of each item. I don't mind, though, because I can use them when I repurpose dressers or desks. There may be a need for only one handle, like some items only have one drawer. And those hooks! I can use those anywhere! I even got some hinges and other boring hardware for my husband, Mr. Awesome. I'm only half-way done with drilling them out, I think I dulled Mr. Awesome's drill bit. It's kind of making a funny squeaky noise, and it's starting to take forever to get the job done.
I hope to get some of my furniture pieces painted soon and maybe use some of the little guys!