Honestly, I think this is the ugliest little trunk that I have EVER seen!!
The latch is missing and I have NO IDEA what the ‘significance’ of the paint job is?!?! Perhaps a Halloween decoration or party prop? I really only looked at the price tag to see how much they were trying to get for it; and have a good laugh if it was more than a couple of dollars.
It WAS just a couple of dollars and the ‘innards’ were decent; so I bought it. It’s good to challenge myself every so often.
First off I filled the holes from the missing latch with wood filler, then sanded that spot smooth. I painted it aqua, then distressed it a bit.
It needs ‘something’ . . . . . but I wasn’t sure just what. When that happens I just start digging through my boxes of supplies in search of inspiration.
This bird themed paper napkin was perfect. Since a few tiny spots of the original red paint showed through when I distressed it; the little bit of red in the napkin tied it in nicely. I applied it using ModPodge.
I didn’t cover the back with the napkin because the hinges were in the way. NOW, what to do to take the place of the missing latch at the front??? I have some cute little padlocks and keys, but they didn’t ‘feel right’ with the birds.
Ah-HA!!! Another perfect use for one of the aqua ceramic roses I have! I drilled a little pilot hole (remember these are actually push pins so they have a tack on the back) and glued in on with some e6000.
Not bad! Not bad at all.
It sold within a DAY of when I took it to my booth at Stars!
I had restocked my booth last Tuesday, in preparation for the five-day sale, Thursday – Monday. Had to go back in on both Friday and Saturday mornings because large items had sold and my booth was a MESS!
ALL of the above pieces sold last week, as of Saturday. (Lots of small stuff sold too, I just can’t show it all!) I’m very curious to see what my booth looks like when I go in tomorrow, after 3 more days of the sale!
I took a few new pieces in with me on Saturday, just to fill the empty spots. Some of it may be coming back home with me.
Like this chest of drawers. It’s a REALLY nice piece; even the INSIDES of the drawers are painted!! It doesn’t NEED a make-over . . . but it really doesn’t ‘go with’ the color palette I have in my booth. I really LIKE this color’s used on it too. So, I figured I’d give it a chance to sell ‘as is’. You never know!!
And this little metal folding shelf, which I was going to re-paint. But it kind of ‘works’ with the colors of the chest, so I went ahead and brought it in ‘for now’.
I have a carload of furniture pieces to take in tomorrow. I have a feeling I’m going to be spending quite a few hours working on rearranging my booth tomorrow. I’ll wait to restock ‘smalls’ for when I have less big stuff to haul and move.
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