Continuing the birthday party tale: Last week, our kids and grandkids came over for a birthday bash, which consisted of pizza and chocolate cake. After the grands ate their pizza, they all ended up in the front bedroom where my baby dolls reside.(I have all of my childhood dolls and have added to the collection. Somewhat. The dolls may crowd BB out any day now!) I spent last week cleaning the room and closet out. Then I bought a white iron daybed to replace the double bed that one of the granddaughters has now.
The kids were fascinated with the trundle bed that hides under the daybed! And they loved the closet where I put a stack of white shelves to house doll clothes, dolls, diapers, etc. My doll bed that is now…yes, an antique!…is in the closet beside a wooden dolly highchair. The doll strollers hang from the clothes rod and a couple of old purses are hanging on a nail. The girls were thrilled!
And, this week, I added a 3 drawer chest. It sort of has a checkered history. My brother-in-law is an auctioneer and frequently drops by and drops off something no one wanted. So, for the last..ummmm…several? years, the ugly chest has resided in our garage. Along with other junk. About 4 years ago, I did begin stripping it. Not sure why I didn’t finish, but out of disgust last week, I finished that dude off. And painted her white. Turned out pretty good so I opted to spend $30 on new drawer pulls. Heck, I even got 2 out of 3 of the old drawer locks to work with a spare key of the antique sort!
Then I popped for scented drawer paper…the chest had a bit of a funky aroma. Don’t know what and pretty sure I don’t want to know. Then I slapped some of those felt floor protectors on all 4 corners and BB helped me move her in. I remembered I had my grandmother’s framed mirror to hang above it. Somewhere. And “Voila!” All done.
Don’t you just love making something out of nothing?! Eventually, I’d like to paint some roses on each drawer and maybe give it a little “trashy chic” look with some sandpaper. But for right now, the chest is nice to look at. And smell. And fill up. That’s my real gift. Filling up stuff.
Now…tell me about your “Something for Nothing” gem!! I know you have one….