Thursday, 14 May 2009
Procrastination Project - After! (And Thrifty Thursday)
Well, technically, this is a before and after. My original project was derailed when I discovered that it has lead paint on it, so I can't sand it while I"m pregnant. I've had this little child-sized folding chair longer than the green cabinet. It is 52 years old. My grandpa bought one for each of his kids when my mom was only four years old. It was originally a pretty sky-blue, but sometime when I was growing up, Mom painted it a peculiar reddish brown colour...which I've always thought was ugly. Sometime last year I primed it, intending to paint it black. This was before I had heard of grey primer. I just used the wall primer I had on hand. And so it sat, waiting for the final colour that I never got around to doing. I had a quart of creamy yellow paint that I had bought to paint the inside of our cabinets at the last house, but never used. So as I was grouching about not being able to paint the cabinet, I started thinking about what I could do instead for Melissa's Procrastination Project Party. So, using only what I already had, I present to you Mom's little chair, after: I had planned to have a little pot of pansies sitting on it, looking pretty, but with the gloomy cold and snow the past couple of days, I didn't get that done. But it will be soon! I usually plant something during the May long weekend.
I didn't think I'd go thrift shopping this week, but we happened to be out near a thrift store yesterday so we stopped in. The first thing that caught my eye was this little handmade wooden cradle. I've been avoiding shopping for JK's room until we move the office downstairs, or at least until I find bedding I like, but I couldn't resist this cute cradle. It didn't hurt that there was a little old grandma talking me into it too! I will eventually paint it when JK's room gets decorated.
Then, I found this little alphabet set, that I think was probably donated by the same person (had the same musty smell). These will be for the baby boy's room, though I'm not sure exactly how I will use them. Maybe frame his name (whatever that will be) in a shadow box...it will be fun to figure something out.
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Oh, and I don't know if this counts, but I bought this adorable little dress for JK at a consignment store. I just love it!