Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Goodwill Treasure

Do you ever go to the Goodwill/Thrift Store and pick up a treasure that makes people look at you with following thought written on their face...
"Oh that poor dear! She has no taste! I just can't imagine what her house must look like."
And so on...

Well my last trip to the Goodwill produced a few items of this caliber, but the potential was worth every stare.

(um, I might be exaggerating a wee bit about the stares)

Here was my treasure.

Nice huh?

After slapping (and I do mean slapping) a few weak and sloppy (and I do mean sloppy) coats of paint, forgetting about it for a few days, then remembering it again and quickly (and I do...never mind) sanding it.... this was what I got.

For $2, it was worth every penny. (and stare)

Now I just got to figure out what to with it. Ideas?


Lori said...

Will blue jars fit in it? Silverware server? French bread? Napkins? Make me stop please... Lucky you.

stephaniegiese said...

Pretty! I bought one of those at Goodwill too! I made some felt tools to put in mine as a Christmas gift for our three-year-old son. I love the way yours looks painted. :)

Beth said...

I know this is going to seem out of place, everytime I see something new from you I still go back to one of the questions I originally had... can you share the color of paint in the beach bathroom?

Deanne said...

just gorgeous, just my style, would you mind sending it to Australia? LOL!!!

Destiny said...

So cute! I always love finding those old wooden tool boxes - and I always paint them WHITE : ) Looks pretty with the lavender! Happy New Year!

Annelie said...

Nice! Worth all the stares.

Spice jars?
Bud vases with flowers?
Bottom mounted to the wall horizontally and use as shelf + rod for hanging things with S hooks?
Silver ware and napkins?


Helen said...

Hey, way too cute. I must admit that sometimes I see a treasure in someone else's basket at the thrift store and follow them around quietly, hoping that they may change their minds and put it back! Not usually the case, tho. I like the hanging it on the way idea. I have all kinds of baskets to put stuff in. The occasion changes the items I put in them.

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Beth, you can see my different paint colors in this post

Hope this helps!

Happy Gramma said...

I like it with the lavender! it would look good at my house! Hint! Hint!

Lisa said...

I have one that isn't painted. I keep napkins, and salt, pepper, and sugar (in Starbucks bottles)(just use a nail to hammer a few holes in the tops), in mine.

Melissa said...

Haha, I had to laugh at Helen, I've done one worse, I actually asked a lady if she was for sure going to buy something at Goodwill, she just laughed and said yes. I love what you did Jill, it is beautiful! Looks awesome!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Maya said...

Jillian..., check out the coastal blog posts 2010 linkup on my site. I'd love to have you join and share some of your coastal theme posts!!!
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Happy New Years!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal