Back in July I started a monthly post called the $10 yard sale challenge. It all started because I flew out of the house to run an errand and passed a GREAT yard sale but I only had a $10 bill in my purse. I enjoy the challenge of doing something with very little, so I’ve continued this as a monthly thing to remind myself and encourage others that it’s not what you have. It’s what you do with what you have.
One of the things I found on that first $10 day was this darling little antique toy chest! This is what it looked like when I brought it home.
I went nuts over the little feet!
The top is sorta weird, almost like wicker and it was in pretty rough shape. It sat in my garage for months before I figured out how I wanted to use it. It came to me as I was putting together a collection of items for Chrismas in my shop. I stewed on the color for several weeks but ultimately decided on a more masculine color and used Miss Mustardseed’s
Artissimo. If you’ve never had the pleasure, it is a gloriously, rich navy blue!
I love the washed, sort of ombré effect you often get with a dark milk paint color! It’s also anybody’s guess how much or how little chipping you’ll get. I got very little on this one.
I had made two big plastic recycle bags FULL of pillows! I specifically tried to concentrate on reds, greens and blues. Let me just say that this is a great way to clear out your fabric hoard.
Big Daddy is thrilled.
Since we are on the subject of toys and toy chests, I wanted to share something pretty special with y’all.
This beautiful thing is for sale at Sweeten Creek Antiques. Couldn’t you just picture it in front of your Christmas tree??
I spotted it from across the store and made a beeline for it. It’s hard to appreciate the scale of it but it is BIG!
Big rocking horse, needs a good home.
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