In addition to all of the fab stuff I found at the Lynnhurst sales on Saturday, I also found time to check out a few sales during my lunch hour last week.
I wasn’t specifically trying to find things that were green, but somehow I ended up with several items in that perfectly vintage shade of green.
First of all was this lovely little box. I was drawn to the original painted finish.
This is the kind of chippy, distressed patina that I am trying to replicate every time I use milk paint. I want to study the wear patterns on this box and make my next piece of furniture look just like this. But really, although you can do amazing things with milk paint, it’s hard to beat the real deal.
I also love the fact that the box looks very homemade. Even the handle looks like it was just cobbled together from some bent wire and bits of scrap sheet metal.
I’m not sure what I’m going to store in this box, but clearly it needs to be something special. But for now it even looks fab with some green books.
This amazing little green birdhouse came from the same sale.
When I got it home I immediately replaced the scrapbook paper that was lining the bottom with some pages from an old German book that I purchased at Carver Junk Co.
It also has an amazing patina. Wouldn’t it be adorable with a little plant inside? Or filled with vintage books.
I also found a couple of old green toolboxes.
I actually came home with 4 old toolboxes, 3 of them from one sale. The other two aren’t green though, so they didn’t make the cut for this blog post. Although sometimes the original color and patina should be left alone, oftentimes I paint them like this …
I’m still working on finding the perfect spot in my house for a touch of green, but I’m determined to find it.
In the meantime, I’m just having fun playing around with my vintage greens.