I can’t walk into Target without taking a stroll through the Dollar Spot. Usually, I’m looking for a pack of stickers, a rubber ducky, a sparkly pencil… something cheap with which to bribe The Little into riding in the cart without going full mushroom cloud mode on me.
More than once, we’ve had to turn right around and leave. ‘Cause there ain’t no meltdown like a crowded-Target meltdown.
This week, on a stock-up-for-a-road-trip trip, I took a solo detour through the aisles and left with the greatest Dollar Spot find ever: a beer paddle and beer flight glasses.
I fashioned a DIY monogram stencil out of painting tape, clear packing tape, and an Exacto blade and used a jar of Armour Etch that I’ve owned since… well, I was planning to monogram the vases for our wedding reception. Back in 2006.
The original finish on the beer paddle was awful. The polyurethane coating was uneven and most boards had dried drip marks down the sides. (What did I expect for $3?) I sanded it away (down to a matte finish) and brushed on some leftover stain I found in the garage.
The best part wasn’t that it only cost $7. The best part was I completed the whole project during a rare-these-days naptime. To celebrate? Yep, I had a beer. But only a small one!