Friday, April 20, 2012

A splash of pink

Thank goodness it's Friday right? I don't know how you all feel but I know that by the time Friday rolls around I am ready for the weekend!! On that note, weekends are usually my time to go out and hit up a few garage sales. This piece was actually out of a barn. I think they were really surprised that I wanted it. I loved everything about this piece and thought that it could be useful in so many different ways. So I took it home with me and this is what I did to fix it up.
Here is what it looked like before...hopefully you can see what drew me to it. I loved the handles on the sides and how the top opened with a hinge. It could be used as a toy box, something to hold old pictures, photo albums, treasures, etc. Just use your imagination and it can be used for whatever you may come up with. :)


For some reason the color pink would not get out of my head. Of course I was not thinking a soft pink, I was thinking bright, energetic, and something really girly since it was such a rustic, masculine piece before. So I went with my first instincts and painted it this bright, fabulous pink. I then sprayed the handles and hinges black since they were a little rusted. I added a bird to the top and scraped up the edges to let the old gray shine through. I am very pleased with the transformation and can't wait till my little girl can fill it with her own treasures someday. :) Enjoy your weekend!! Jessica

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  1. That looks like the pink in my 13 year old daughters bedroom. It looks great! It is certainly girly now!

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    1. It would look great in a girls room. I have to decide where I would like to put it. Thanks for your comment.

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to see the transformation.

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  3. Love lOve loVe lovE! Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

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