Monday, August 10, 2009

Thrifty Treasure

This is my first Thrifty Treasure post!

I found this wooden tiered "thing" in my father-in-law's attic.

Standing in the 130 degree attic, I envisioned this.................

My first thought was to pull out a can of black spray paint. Then my sister-in-law and father-in-law noted that it was hand carved by "grandpa so-and-so."

I will still use the black paint and will not feel guilty about it. (After all, if I happened across it at a yard sale I would paint it-right?)

I mentioned my guilt to my kids. My 16 year old said "You have to paint it, Mom." Ahh.....I have a supporter! (or is she a partner in crime?)

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jskell911 said...

My thought is that what good are passed down treasures if you cannot enjoy them. I would paint it myself. And give it new life!

Shelia said...

What a treasure and if paint makes it more enjoyable for you - spray away! It is a nice piece!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carrie said...

I'm all for painting it! The person who made it would want you to USE it rather than leave it in a cupboard because it wasn't the right color!

Carrie said...

How nice to find something made by a relative that you can use for display!

~~Carol~~ said...

If you paint it, it doesn't change the fact that it was hand-carved! You're still cherishing a family heirloom....only it's a different color! I think it will look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

What fun to find a treasure in the attic!! How fun! A little paint can give a vintage find new life! What fun to use a family attic find!

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