A Jack of All Trades Tablescape for the man that has everything. Jack of All Trades Master of None. Is that how the saying goes? Well, that certainly doesn’t apply to the men in my family and I’m sure it’s not for yours either.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, I decided to not let that holiday pass without a table for my honey. After all his work on the 3D printed replica for the Broadway Tablescape Blog Hop, he deserves a table in his honor. We built our home 36 years ago. When I say we built our home I mean my husband did most of the work. We did have someone put in the foundation and do the framework. After that, he took over doing the plumbing, wiring and pretty much everything else.
Before he retired from General Motors, hubby was a millwright by trade and he worked second shift most of his years there. After work, (11:00 pm) he would go straight to the home we were building and work for hours. Most times he literally held a flashlight in his mouth to see while he was working. That’s what I call dedication.
At the time, I was pregnant with our youngest son and couldn’t do much of anything. Once he was born I pitched in with painting, staining, and varnishing all the wood work. This home was indeed a labor of love. As much as I would like to live in a warmer climate I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
Other than his 3D printer his other hobby is building multi-copters, aka drones. I’m sure the neighbors think something strange is going on when he flies them at night. Thankfully, he’s registered with the FCC.
In an effort to pay homage to his handy work I decided to assemble a tool time table. I was in and out of the Mr.’s workshop looking for tools and came across these two lanterns that I thought had been tossed by the wayside. They were a bit grungy but still, they had potential. The tools not so much. A trip to the dollar store netted exactly the tools I wanted for less than $10.00.
A well-worn cookie sheet serves as the base. Once that was in place I added a galvanized pail filled with sand to hold most of the tools. Next, to the pail of tools, I tucked a pair of work gloves inside a stein. Hubby’s trusty old lanterns flank each side.
On the back of the centerpiece, there’s a license plate and a level.
For this table, the stack had to be minimal. I used a wooden charger, brown dinner plate and camo look salad plate. The napkin is an oil rag and I cut off old belts to use as napkin rings.
Of all the glasses that I have these smoky colored tumblers are hubs favorite so on the table they went. My old stand-by wooden handle flatware sealed the deal.
Now, what to give him for Father’s Day?
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Happiness is Homemade
Inspire Me Tuesday
The Dedicated House
Wow Us Wednesday’s
DIY by Design