My INTENTION was to clean out, and throw out. I had a goal of taking two boxes of junk a week to our local thrift store, a charity for a local children’s home. The first week, I cleaned out clothes, and dropped off my boxes without a glitch.
The second week didn’t go as well. I did load up 2 boxes, pulled up to the store, and spotted two metal cabinets. I had my granddaughters with me and couldn’t put the back down. I started to leave, but couldn’t resist. A little kitchen cabinet with an ENAMEL top was $5.00. After all, it was going to charity. So I paid, and told them I would be back that afternoon to pick up.
First, I cleaned it up with an all purpose cleaner, and taped off the enamel top. It was in near perfect condition, and trimmed in black.
Next 3 coats of white enamel paint. I painted the bottom trim red.
I wanted it to be fun, so I cut out a template for a flower,
and gave it two coats of yellow with craft paint for metal, or wood. I think this is possibly the ugliest flower I have ever seen. I don’t profess to be an artist.
I thought decorating this little potting cabinet would take your eye away the strange flower, so I added a yellow egg basket filled with terra cotta pots.
Next, came my little rooster (another 1.00 thrift store find),
and my vintage sugar bowl filled with succulents. (Fifty-cents, no lid).
I draped an old seed sack over the drawer for added color. And……the finished potting cabinet. Gloves, tools, fertilizer and potting soil will be stored here. When my future potting shed is built, I will move it in.
So gather up some of your stuff for your favorite thrift store. You never know what you may bring back.