Thursday, April 25, 2013

Every once in the while a Thrift Shop trip ends in a great score.

Which is how I feel about this box I found at Value Village today. It has all of these drawers that are lined with a felt type fabric.

The top compartment is about 2 to 2 1/2 inches deep and also lined with the felt.

You can see that the outside of it is kind of splattered with paint.  The top is too.  Stan thinks I should be able to take it off with little damage with a razor blade. I really do not want to refinish it. I would like to keep the finish that is on it.
You can see that it also has a door that covers the drawers that locks.

When the door is opened, it slides under the bottom drawer and completely out of sight.
It is going into my sewing room. Perfect place to put all of my sewing tools that seem to be so tempting to little hands.  Found my good ginghers the other day with a straight pin wedged between the blades and a big nick in the blade.  I am thinking the top compartment will work well for my thread.
I have aabsolutely no idea what it's original use was. Do you have an idea?


Madeline's Album said...

I have no idea what it was used for, but a great find for you and the way you are going to use it. Hope you can get the paint off without hurting the finish. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Debby said...

Perhaps it was a silver chest? For silverware? No matter, it is a great find and your repurposing it perfect!
Shortly after we adopted our daughter I found her cutting up pictures with my good ginghers. I was not happy.

Betsy said...

I have no idea what it was used for but it is a treasure chest for you. It sounds perfect for a sewing chest. Why is it that kids, husbands too, seem to like to use our sewing scissors even when we have others available? I hide mine now!

Adrienne said...

It's an antique tool chest (1900-1930 or so) and depending on the wood used could be valued at over a thousand dollars.

Check out this site:

I'm jealous!! ;-)

bj said...

HOLY antique tool over a thousand dollars...I can't IMAGINE someone giving this to a THRIFT store. However, many things end up there after the person dies and the heirs don;t know what they have.


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