But I'm not so "tech savvy", and I'm at a stand still until my web genius buddy Kevin makes his way back to the islands to give me a boost. However, Tommy and I did decide to do something about our own abundance... We decided to build an honor system stand! Honor systems are quite common in Hawaii. The stand is unattended and people just take what they want and put the money in a box. I love a concept based on TRUST! We did have one glitch though; I knew, (like every other project involving power tools), that Tommy would take over the whole thing and I would be left... well... painting. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy painting to a certain extent; but my Dad didn't raise me to stand around looking pretty. He raised me replacing drywall, insulation, installing electrical outlets, changing oil, head gaskets, tires, USING power tools, and even gave both Tommy and I a great lesson in welding. So I must say that I've learned that part of being a wife is "letting" your husband do the dirty, greasy, power tooly things... Needless to say, we've fought over who does their own oil changes more than once.
So I do stand back for most things now because, believe it or not, I get the whole pride thing... but I REALLY wanted to do this fruit stand all by myself... Kind of a small regain of independence and even just to see if I still had it in me after keeping my hands nice and tidy over the stove, and in the kitchen sink for what seems like way too long. So with a little, (A LOT), of begging, Tommy finally agreed to give me this one project. You can't even understand how much it meant to me and I took it very seriously; spending my days off and even days that I worked 10 hours working on that damn stand. So, my mission was to make it as "free"as possible with recycled materials. So I took the floor joyce's we took out of under our house from our "mold removal" project and created it solely from those and a piece of board we had lying around. Even the paint was all leftovers that I found myself running out of, and changing colors constantly. All in all I spent $12.00 on just hinges and 3" screws to make this baby. We've already made that back in just the 3 days we've had it up. Woo hoo! So I now present to you... Queen B's Fruit Stand. What do you think?
|Lono sure was a cute helper! :-) Floor joyce's coming together to create|
a place for delicious goodness. ;)
|Now for the recycled paint!|
|And now to create the sign for the stand. I love my painting table for a large |
number of reasons. (Location, view, beer... and see company below...)
|Atleast they admire my painting! =]|
|The stand all put together, but not placed by the road yet.|