One of my favorite home decor blogs is The Nester‘s…I’ve been oohing and aahing over her posts for quite a while now. When I saw last week that she was having a linky party of her readers’ best yard sale finds, I had to post my most recent one that I’m really excited about!
Our entryway is small, but I decided that I want to put something there. Lo and behold, while out at garage sales the weekend after I decided this, we came across this old chest. Matt and the boys were with me, and as we drove by the house, which had all of about 8 things for sale, I spied the chest, and told Matt that for the right price, that thing was coming home with us.
I walked up to the sale ready to try to get the seller to reduce the price. Until I SAW the price on it: $5. By 9:00 am when we got there, she’d already cut the price in half. Um YES!! Internal girl scream! I’ll take it!
I can’t wait to sand this thing down and give it a coat of paint. I’m taking the legs off, too, as they are wobbly and make the chest too tall for the space I’m using it in. And new knobs, of course.
So readers (and those of you clicking over for the linky party: chime in, please!): what color should I paint this? It’s going against this very light tan wall (that’s a story for another day, but these walls all turned out lighter than planned) and I’m not planning to paint the walls anytime soon.
Also, I have this “home” sign hanging nearby and I love it…it’s not going anywhere, so this chest needs to coordinate ok. I’m thinking about that deep teal that’s behind the “E” as the color for the chest. I have a lot of green in my house already, so I want to stay away from that.