I love a good hardware store, but never thought to pull the camera from my belt while visiting one! That is until I visited Walrod’s Hardware. This is a Fort Smith treasure and reminiscent of The Tool Room in South Arkansas that my dad and I often visited when I was a teenager.
On this day, I was driving my dad from a doctor’s appointment and commented that we needed to take a little field trip. What I found were collages that appeared random, but ask Jerry, the owner, for the most obscure of items, and you’ll see that there is a practical organization that works. With experienced eyes, he effortlessly points out the item on a busy shelf.
I was overwhelmed by the choice of hammers!
I now have an appreciation for the beauty of screw-eyes and u-bolts!
Though this galvanized watering can seemed out of place atop the ratchet sets and next to the nuts-and-bolts isle, it stood out with an artistic flair.
Here are a few scenes from our hardware collage field trip.
2113 Midland Blvd.
Fort Smith, Arkansas, 72904