Monday was the big, big day.

It was The Big Beast Delivery Day.

I was so worried about how it would go.  Would the owner of the two antique, vintage and salvage shops love them or hate them?  Would she think they were great but not at all what she was looking for?

Or could they be exactly what she was looking for or even better?

I sat at my desk at my normal 40 hour job, on Monday, and worried it to death from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm. I couldn’t sit still a minute longer and I sprung up from my desk and asked my boss if I could leave a bit early.  I was respectful enough to wait for her response before calling out, “Thanks!” and ran out the door.

I hopped in my car, sped home and jumped out of my car to meet Mr. Old House Chic at the trailer…ah, we sure know how to do a hot date up right.


We loaded up the shelves with some pretty good war wounds earned in the process and secured the shelves with so many tie downs that Murphy’s Law had no chance to kick in.

We drove carefully to the retail shop and pulled in.

I have to admit I was so very, very nervous.

I walked in and announced that we had arrived and Mr. Old House Chic opened the trailer.  We wrestled the shelves into the shop and set them up.  I took a step back and looked at them.  I noticed a presence at my side and there was the lovely shop lady.  We looked at them and she said, “Now, that I know you can do anything…”  I took a big breath of relief, excitement and success and basked in the huge compliment.


I swear I almost cried.  She loved them.  She wanted more.  Immediately.

Here’s how they turned out…





…and here are the pictures the shop lady sent to me once she had all of her merchandise displayed beautifully on each of the shelves…




…and now that I know that I can do anything…I think I’m going to take a nap.


  1. Mary
    March 25, 2015 at 10:38 am

    What a great job!! They are beautiful.

    • Bernadette
      March 26, 2015 at 1:54 am

      Mary- Thanks so much for all the encouragement! I’m still flying high from the success of the project!

  2. Jill
    March 27, 2015 at 12:49 am

    They look great! I hope you’re planning a tutorial so we can try to make our own beasts! I too have a thing for casters…have no idea why unless it’s my age…easier to push than lift!

  3. Jo
    March 27, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Your battle scars were well earned. They are absolutely perfect! Keep challenging yourself and inspiring others.

  4. Janna
    March 27, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I absolutely love the Big Beasts! You did an excellent job on those showcases. I would love to tackle a project like that, but it seems somewhat intimidating to me! Wow! Great job!

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