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Thursday, June 19, 2008


While at the thrift store the other day, I stumbled upon this poor little metal box, you know, the kind that used to be all sage green and had no feet. Well, this poor little box was so rusted on the edges and I just felt so bad for it, I had to bring it home and make it into a useful, wanted item. I stared at it for awhile, and lo and behold, it told me it always wanted to be a recipe box. Well, I just couldn't refuse the little thing, so I painted it black, and added some wooden feet and pretty decorations.
I happened to find these little wooden rolling pins and I thought, how cute are these. So I painted them gold and red and glued them on top. Well, the little metal box went crazy with excitement and begged for more. So, I added a wooden piece to the front with the name of the box, and used some dowels plugs for a top handle and some feet. The little box was so happy then, that it told me to stop working on it and find it a home. That part I haven't done yet, but I was so glad I could make this little one feel new and useful again.


Renee said...

Oh my gosh your box turned out great.. I can't believe you are done already. Ahead of schedule!
I'm heading out this morning to an estate sale to keep looking for some treasure for you. I can't wait for the box to arrive i just love swaps. if it is okay with you I want to check out the antique show for your box neck weekend so I won't mail until the first week of July if that is okay with you.

Gina2424 said...

Thanks for visiting-great boxes! I've never heard of omelettes in a bag before-didn't know you could do that!

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