I bought this last Spring, right after I started blogging.
I had no idea what to do with it. I wanted to paint it, but i could never decide what color to use on it.
In the Fall, when my Etsy shop started off and I was doing all of these shabby makeovers, I decided I'd paint it in a cream color and then distress it. Like most plans I have, that fell through and I never did it.
A few months ago, I bought my first Country Sampler magazine. I'd never really been into that sort of decor before, but I was drawn in by the shabby, junky goods on the front cover. Since starting my blog, my taste and decorating style has done an about-face. All of a sudden, I was in love with these primary colored items with scratched up and peeling paint. I learned that this style of decor was called Primitive style, not just Country. I love the simplicity of this style and I love this magazine. I love using it for inspiration and I've recently created a new section in my shop called Primitive Country. I've got several pieces queued up for this section of my shop. This is one piece that I just sold.
And, I didn't even have to do anything to it! I just staged her, took some photos, listed her and she sold. I have to be honest and say that I almost didn't list her and once I did, I really hoped she'd stay put for awhile. She lasted all of two days.
Here she is with two fake plants from Michaels ($5 each) and two galvanized metal buckets from Target's Dollar Spot.
Linking to:Everything but the Kitchen Sink @ A little Knick Knack
Friday's Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense