Monday, May 19, 2008

Latest Thrift Store Find and More....

Here is my latest find from the thrift store. Who could resist this one, not to mention a price of $2.50. A cabinet with arms and feet? One arm was broken off completely so I used it as a template to cut out another one from plywood. This is exactly how I found this cabinet (minus the broken arm). It reminds me the movie Beauty and The Beast!

It was too cute to pass up. It's on my list of projects to do this summer. When I've figured out exactly what to do with it, I'll post it for you to see. The "critics" (that would be my family) want me to paint a face on it. If anyone has any suggestions, please comment below. I'd appreciate some input.

I spend plenty of time looking around at other blogs and websites. Occasionally I find one that I think my readers may like. A few weeks ago I mentioned where they highlight the best DIY projects. It's a great site and I visit it daily. They have some great ideas and information.

I found a site a few weeks ago that I recommend you visit at This site seems to focus on sewing, but they have a wide variety of projects. I also check this site once a week for ideas and they have so many. Take a look.

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  1. Love that little chest - I say paint a face from "Alice In Wonderland" on it - maybe the tea cup. Carol

  2. Oh what a great find! I can't wait to see what you do with it. Also, thanks for the blog shares.

  3. That is adorable! It has so much personality...It looks like it's ready to dance right off your work table!

  4. The first thing I thought of was to paint the entire piece with a glossy, black paint, then modge podge the doors using a leopard print tissue paper. As for the knobs and side handles, I would paint them a bright fire engine red.

    Dramatic, for sure! :-)

    It's really a wonderful piece. I can't see what you do with it.


  5. I guess it is going to have sit on my work bench for a while until I can figure out what to do with it. It's so cute....
    I guess the question is..where will it go? That would probably help me decide what I'll do.

  6. Oh.My.Goodness. I am so envious. That cabinet is too cute for words, and I can't believe you got it for so little. Can't wait to see what you do with it (and I'm adding you to my Google Reader so I don't miss it, too!)

  7. Anitra:
    I can't wait to see it finished too! I just have to figure out exactly what I want to do with it. Thanks for visiting the site!

  8. Hello! I was just looking thru your blog, and came across this entry. I have the exact same chest!! My mother in law bought it, along with a small matching dresser for my daughter for her doll stuff. She got it from a second hand store. I would love to see what you end up doing with it.

  9. I still have this little chest sitting in my basement. I really have to decide what I'm going to do with it. Eventually I will get around to doing something with it.