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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Only Five Dollars!

Last summer, during one of my junking runs, I came across this wicker rack -- three shelves and a little cupboard.

It was pretty ragged, but with good bones. And after a sanding and a bit of paint, it cleaned up rather well.

Oh, you notice the not-so-well-painted parts? A victim of cold weather (I don't have adequate ventilation for indoor painting) and running out of paint.

Good enough for now. Next summer, a second coat of paint!

I love it because it gives me another spot to keep the people I love around me when I'm being creative! (Not to mention memories from my past -- who IS that little girl?)

I have a "few of my favorite things" on this shelf...

The box in the center with the doll head sticking out is my lucky win from Sandra Everston's drawing a couple of months ago. The box was received in a swap, while the tin came from my Canada visit and reflects two of my favorites, Fred and Ginger.

This shelf has a box I made to hold my ATCs, and a tin of the Queen I simply love, along with those photos I mentioned!

Isn't this a great portrait! She was so young!

Not the best photo, but this was my first cigar box. I loved the lion graphic so I covered it a good deal -- but not that part!

So, all in all, a good five dollars spent! (Oh, and that little cupboard is a great spot for holding lots of things!

5 comments:

JessInFocus said...

Great find. Just call it "Shabby Chic" everyone will think it is intentional. The bed in our guest room hasn't beem painted since I moved into a "Big girl bed" many many years ago so it is chipped in places. I just call it Shabby Chic! :) I love all your pics!

Jeanne said...

Blessings and thanks for your visits and kind words
Love Jeanne ^j^

jet1960 said...

I agree the shelf has a lovely "shabby chic" look.

Joanne Huffman said...

It's a wonderful setting for your treasures - it has a vintage look that I like; maybe you'll decide not to paint it after all.

Joanne

anno said...

Oh my goodness, you got all that loveliness for five dollars! You are a shopping genius!

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