still loving that pig.

Remember when Prima Marketing came out with some knob transfers last year?  I fell in love with this one …

I don’t know what it is that I love so much about that design.  I think it’s the contrast between that big ol’ pig and the French writing, or maybe it’s just the graphic punch of black and white.

I still haven’t found the perfect piece of furniture for these knobs, but in the meantime I have found another use for this transfer.

I mentioned that I purchased some handmade vintage toys at the Bryn Mawr garage sales.  I’ve already shared the stinkin’ adorable elephant

Well, the 2nd piece I’ve redone is this chunky truck.

Unfortunately, I neglected to take a ‘before’ photo, drat!  But the truck was previously painted in red and green with the black wheels.  And one of the sides on the trailer was broken.  So my handyman/neighbor Ken fixed the side, and then I painted them and the cab with Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth, and the base of the trailer got a couple of coats of Dixie Belle’s Midnight Sky.  Once dry, I sanded to distress everything and added a coat of Dixie Belle’s flat sealer.

Then I added one of those fabulous pig transfers to each side of the cab.

Then, since that looked so cute, I added a few more transfers …

The Farm Fresh one is part of another knob transfer, while the ‘No 12’ on the front of the cab is a Tim Holtz transfer.

I also added some Tim Holtz rub-on numbers to the side of the trailer.

I thought this truck would be perfect to use on a shelf in a nursery with some books in the trailer.

But of course it was really just meant to be played with!

Monique, one of the owners of Reclaiming Beautiful (the shop where I sell on consignment in Stillwater), snatched the truck up as soon as I brought it in.  I just bet it’s destined for her adorable grandson.  Hopefully he’ll have lots of fun with it.

I’m heading out to some neighborhood garage sales tomorrow with my sister, so hopefully I’ll have some fun finds to share with you next week.  I’m also putting the finishing touches on a gorgeous spoon carved bed that I’ll be sharing soon.

And don’t forget, you have until midnight tonight to leave a comment on Monday’s post to be eligible to win the giveaway.  So if you haven’t already done that, you can use this link to get to that post and leave your comment.


19 thoughts on “still loving that pig.

    1. Fingers crossed that I find some good stuff. We have four different neighborhood sales to choose from tomorrow, so I hope we pick the right one!


  1. Cute!!! I wish you lots of luck at your garage sales! We have not been in full swing garage sale wise around here yet. We have had so much rain that folks don’t want to take a chance! Can’t wait to see what you get! Have fun!


    1. Since I was out of town the last two weekends, I missed out on a couple of my favorite neighborhood sales. So I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.


  2. Love these and what a cute idea to put them on the truck. Read your blog like the bible, full of inspiration. THANK YOU !


  3. You come up with the best ideas! What a darling truck ❤️ I love all of the transfers you put on it. Thanks for sharing 😊


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