Friday, October 4, 2013

First Aid

First Aid.  I feel like I need some!  Seriously.

This last week of show prep for the Ruffles & Rust Vintage Market has almost killed me!  I am soooo tired, but the end is in sight!  Yesterday with the help of a friend I was able to haul about 80% of my stuff to the show location.  This morning a different friend will help me with the last 20%, and then we will arrange, tweak, and price.  Tonight the sale starts! 

But speaking of First Aid…here’s a little project that I finished for the show.  Inspired by Homeroad’s First Aid Foot Locker, I turned a beat-up wooden chest into a First Aid box.

Red Hen Home First Aid Chest 3

I came across this one at an estate sale.  I *love* old wooden boxes!

Red Hen Home First Aid Before 1

This one’s bottom was hanging loose…I know how that feels

Red Hen Home First Aid Before 2

But it was nothing a few nails couldn’t fix!

Red Hen Home First Aid Chest 2

I painted the box with a few different whites, creams, and grays for a layered look, then I painted the cross and the lettering with a stencil I made with my Silhouette.  The box had had years of oil and grease on it, so it naturally went very “chippy” when I sanded it!

Red Hen Home First Aid Chest 4

This is actually my second First Aid chest…the first one I made for the Barn Sale in August.  I liked it so much that I put what I thought was a pretty steep price tag on it, because I wasn’t sure I wanted it to sell!  But alas…someone snatched it away almost immediately!

Red Hen Home First Aid Foot Locker

This project has been featured at Knick of Time and Domestically Speaking.

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Linking up here:

The Inspiration Exchange Elizabeth & Co.
Primitive & Proper Thrifty Décor Chick
Friday Remodelaholic The Scoop!
Funky Junk’s Saturday Night Special The DIY Show Off
Miss Mustard Seed
Beyond the Picket Fence Coastal Charm
Knick of Time
Domestically Speaking
Perfectly Imperfect No Minimalist Here
Common Ground My Repurposed Life
From My Front Porch to Yours Mod Vintage Life
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19 comments:

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

As the wife of a firefighter/emt I approve this box. :) Seriously love both of them!

Full Circle Creations said...

Great job as always Korrie! Love it. Good luck at the sale. I know you'll do great. It will make all the work you've done worthwhile! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Gail Wilson said...

I LOVE old boxes too... any kind! Your first aid box looks great Korrie.
I bet it goes fast too. Good luck with the sale... I hope it all goes so well for you.

gail

Bliss said...

OK.... I love it and I'm pinning it, and I hope you get some R&R soon.

Julia Konya said...

So cool, love it!

Susan Homeroad said...

Oh thank you Korrie! I love your First Aid box and I'm pinning it all over the place! :)
Susan

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love this!!! so cool!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love it--what a perfect little box for storage of all sorts of goodies.

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Love it...love them both actually :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I hope you had a wonderful turn out for your show this weekend! Love this little first aid kit! What a great transformation. And I got a kick out of your loose bottom comment :)

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

LOVE THE FIRST AID BOX! great idea and it looks teriffic!

Becca Berger said...

I totally saw the real thing in a thrift store the other day- what a great copy!! I love your tuff!
xoxo

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love your old first aid boxes.

Tammy said...

This is awesome!!

Down to Earth Style said...

Who would have thought first aid could look so good?!

Sarah said...

Love, love, love this first aid box! Awesome job! I am a new follower...would love if you could follow back! http://churchstreetdesigns.blogspot.com/

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

How cool is that! Love it... featuring it in this week's PoPP Spotlight.

Angie Chavez said...

LOVE it, Korrie! I'm featuring you tonight at the Knick of Time party!

Blessings,
~Angie

Brooke Larsen said...

I love this!! I found you from PoPP, and I love your style! Following on FB!!

I would love for you to come link up at my Furniture and Paint Party going on now!! Hope to see you soon
Brooke
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