Sunday, August 1, 2010

flea market finds...

I finally experienced the Kane County Flea Market and it did not disappoint. So many booths, so many great things. Because I'm quite Type A, I made a list of all the things I was looking for. Because I am also not quite Type A, I forgot it at home. So I had to try and remember what I needed. One thing I wanted was a basket for the bathroom that I could use to hold toilet paper. The bathroom is a major focus right now, so you'll be seeing a few more projects in the coming days.

I was so excited to get this project started that I forgot the before picture. But it was an antique white that was a little beat up. I decided on a glossy black and started spraying.


What I liked most about it was that it was two pieces. A cool basket that housed a metal bin. The only downside of the project was that I didn't measure the location that I wanted to put it. So I had to place it perpendicular to the wall. But I still think it works. 


Here's a closer look at the details of the box. 


Now my TP has a cozy little home and my bath is one step closer to order. HOORAY!!!! 
(I guess there is a little Type A in there. ) 



7 comments:

Fashion Butter said...

"Because I'm quite Type A, I made a list of all the things I was looking for. Because I am also not quite Type A, I forgot it at home"

HAHAHAHAHA!

Jen said...

It was the old "purse-switch" that got me. the wallet made it, but not the list. grrrrrr...

Anonymous said...

Love it Jen! Looks incredible! Job well done! I'm for sure going to hire you to decorate my house... when I get one ;)

Jen said...

thank you mystery person! :)

Anonymous said...

only you my friend can make toilet paper look good! well done
- marla

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Nice blog. Came here, after I read about you on fashion- butter. Would visit you more often

Jen said...

Thanks Kiran, come back soon - lots to post over the weekend!