Monday, May 16, 2011

Little White Cabinet and a Little White Toolbox

Remember my uncle…
Yeah, the one with all of the great stuff that he picks up on his many junking trips.
Well, he recently picked up a few new little white goodies with me in mind.
I love when he thinks about me when he is out treasure hunting.
This little cabinet is one of the things I just brought home…
front cab 2
It sits next to my big oversized recliner and holds all of those things you might need while you’re settled in for a night of rest and relaxation.
front cab 3
Love the storage it provides.
cabinet 1
Now take a look at the little toolbox on the top…
This is what it looked like when I brought it home…
toolbox before
This is what it looks like now…
toolbox 1
I brought this little toy toolbox home from Goodwill and gave it a sweet and simple fix up.  Amazing what white paint, a little glaze and some stamps can do.

toolbox 2
Devoted…Our family motto…Devoted to God and to family
toolbox 4
toolbox 5
Isn’t it great to find things that you can change up so simply and they turn out so pretty?
Headed to a party…Come along…

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***Head over to Becky at Buckets of Burlap for a giveaway she and I are doing together.  She has an amazingly beautiful home and garden that she shares on her blog.


Katie said...

I just love the word devoted on the tool box. It is just perfect.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I like your uncle, Amy :) He really knows you well. Don't you love vintage end tables with extra storage? Nice that you are keeping this one. Love the key!

The devoted box is perfect! Nice reminder...

I'll remember to keep your husband in my prayers. He is lucky to have you by his side.

Shabby Cowgirl said...

What a great little cabinet. And I just love the way the toolbox came out. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

Very cute! Love that little cabinet!

White paint did good things for that very colorful toolbox! Great job rescuing!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Great job on the darling toolbox, Amy. I don't think I would have had the vision. Love the "devoted"! xoxo Debra

Amanda said...

These look lovely! Love the stamped message, makes it very personal to your home which is fab!

sissie said...

Hi Amy,
I love your sweet cabinet. Wish I had an uncle like yours!
Great transformation on the tool box.


Angela said...

Hi Amy, Wish I had a junkin Uncle to find goodies for me. Love the cabinet and the tool box transformation is wonderful. Who would have thought about it looking so neat. Just found your blog thru the giveaway from Buckets of Burlap. Have enjoyed visiting and looking forward to visiting often. Just became your newest follower.

Becky C said...

Hey there! Girl, your uncle is a great junker! He does find some neat stuff. The white cabinet goes so well with your little white tool box! Great idea to add the little stamped word and all the twine inside:)
Looks so great together.
Love your new Etsy listings, too!
Talk soon

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Great Before & After!

I love the shabbified toolbox!

Following Back!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

Bayside Gal said...

Love the redo's. My DH has a few little wooded tool boxes just sitting in his shed...I am going to grab them when he is not looking LOL

Honey at 2805 said...

I especially like what you did to the little tool box! It's so sweet.

I have happily just become a follower!

NanaDiana said...

Love that little cabinet! Your Uncle knows a good thing when he sees it! And the toolbox? What? You didn't like the yellow and orange and lettering that told you what it actually was? Seriously?;>) xxoo Diana

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Very nice! Love the toolbox especially.

Richard said...

I really love flea markets because you never know what your going to find. Richard from Lebanon countys Amish settlement.

Inspired by you said...

Love that toolbox!

Tammy said...

Sweet little cabinet! What a sweet uncle too!
love what you did with the little tool box...adorable...lovin the stamp detail!
Junk Wild

Robin said...

I just love your new cabient. It seems the perfect fix for you home. How very nice of your uncle to think of you.

Amanda said...

Lucky you! Your uncle has a good eye! My grandpa likes to treasure hunt for me...but his idea of a good find doesn't always match mine! hehe! He has good intentions though. Your little toolbox is adorable too! I never would have imagined it was once a little red toy box!
Happy White Wednesday!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Laurel said...

Yay for you...that's a wonderful cupboard! What an adorable tool box too...great transformation :) Chat soon, Laurel

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I like the cabinet, but I love the tool box. I have one that I want to paint, but haven't done that yet. Yours is really nice, so I might get out my white paint to do my own!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That cabinet is Sweet! And what a wonderful transformation of the tool box! Happy WW!


My heart is skipping a beat over both finds! My little man would "NEVER" let me paint the tool~box! ;) The "devoted" stamp as theeee perfect touch! GREAT IDEA!! Luv visiting you blog!


Happy White Wednesday! Love your toolbox redo.


bicocacolors said...

Such a great idea!
Really loooove it!

Have a happy day!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE the color on the cabinet and you did a great job on the tool box! Nice place for some R&R!

stefanie said...

just gorgeous!!!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! I never would have given that little tool box a second look, but you have turned it into something beautiful! It's amazing what paint and glaze can do, isn't it? And your cupboard is perfect, too. How lucky you are to have a treasure hunting uncle:)

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Sweet Uncle, I love that little cupboard & what you did to that toy toolbox.... Fabulous~

Heaven's Walk said...

Nope. I wouldn't have taken that little toolbox home with me. What a clever, creative girl you are, Amy! :) Love the fact that your sweet uncle junks for you! That's LUV!

xoxo laurie

Southern Shop Girls said...

Oh my Amy - love the cabinet and the toolbox. Great redo on the little tool box. Great idea to stamp on it - I've never thought of that before! What a smart girl you are!


michelle said...

What a beautiful cabinet Amy and I love what you did with the toolbox! How sweet of your uncle to think of you will treasure hunting. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Amy,
what a wonderful Uncle you have.You did an amazing job with the toolbox!! Love it.
Have a great day.
XO Marie

Ana said...

Hi Amy,
I'm back...I thought I try leaving you a comment again...Hopefully this one goes through :-)

Anyways, what a sweet uncle you have...So awesome that you both share the same intrest in treasure hunting. Love both pieces...Great job on the little toy tool box.

Hugs and Blessings,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage