While browsing through a Goodwill store recently, I came across this little item.
I’m sure Emma got some good use out of this at some point, but since it landed in the local Goodwill, I’m going to assume Emma has moved on to bigger and better things.
I really didn’t want to prime it because I wanted to the wood grain to show through, but the stinkin’ yellow color wouldn’t sand off, so I had no choice. After priming, I gave it a coat of Heirloom White then sanded it in areas where it would get normal wear and tear.
Because I have plans to put this in my kitchen, I used the same colors of paint and glaze that I used on the kitchen cupboards.
After glazing. I loved the look, but it just needed something in front.
I looked through my collection of old handles and knobs and found the perfect hardware in the wrong color. I didn’t want gold, so I sprayed it pewter and drilled a hole. It was the perfect addition.
Emma’s little crayon box has become the perfect little cutlery caddy for my kitchen island.
The total cost for this project was $2. I paid exactly that for the little box. The rest of the materials, I already had. Thanks Emma, whoever you are.
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