Friday, February 15, 2008

Another project done!

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Is it a dollhouse, a birdhouse? No, it's actually a mailbox but I'm going to use it to hold my small garden tools out on my patio. I painted it, put on a new roof and added some wallpaper inside (sorry I forgot to take a picture of the wallpaper). I even hung some lace curtains in the window.

I'm so ready for the 3-day weekend! I hope you all have a good one!

42 comments:

Shari said...

Oh now didn't this just turn out fabulous! Too darn cute! It puts a big smile on my face. :D

OKGardners said...

That is SO cute! I assume that you have no end to your ideas. Keep it up!

You make us happy! :)

Betty in Oklahoma

'Berta said...

Love the new roof...so fitting for the cottage shape. I use an old mailbox as a clothespin holder outside...perhaps I can adapt your idea into something prettier?!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

That is so~~~~~~~ cute. I like how your title said Another project done. I have so many I want to get started I don't know where to start. I wanted ask you a BIG favor. On your Jan. 31 post there is a chalk board but I can't see it very good. It looks beautiful,and it looks like maybe it was hand made. I am wanting to make something like that ( after I finish all my other projects ) would you be so kind to show us a picture of it? Did you make it?
Thank-you so much,
ginger

Lisa said...

This turned out very nice, such a great way to have stylish storage in the garden. Great job. Enjoy the weekend.

Anonymous said...

That is such a great idea. Love it. I also love that white tray your co-worker gave you that you put your cupcakes on. Being stuck at home with my knee surgery, I wish I could have one of those cupcakes right now.

Carousel222

Mary said...

Wow, terrific job! Please tell me you photoshopped that into a picture of your garden from last year, and that you don't already have those wonderful flowers outside?! :)

Have a wonderful weekend, dear Cindy!
xoxo,
Mary

Lisbeth said...

"I heart" all your photos, love your door with all the wonderful decor, not to mention your cute mailbox, what a good idea to keep small garden tools in it. You are so creativ. I am making decoration for Easter these days, feathers all over the house, laughter ;o)))) In Norway all the school children have winter vacation for one week, so we are enjoying the holiday.
Lisbeth

a pink-bee said...

What an adorable project :)
You find the best stuff and come up with the neatest ideas for using it all :) Have a Happy weekend :)
crystal:)

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy what a fabulous makeover. It looks so cute and what a great way to store your garden tools.
Alison

Tara said...

You never cease to amaze me with your projects! What a clever idea! Enjoy your time!

Debbie from NJ said...

Love the little garden tools box Cindy! It came out so cute! Enjoy your three day weekend!

Tracie said...

Cindy,

You sure are creative. Great idea for garden tools, the cutest!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Oh too too cute, I can just imagine it as a mail box too! Looks gorgeous...
Alicia ~ time worn style

ACottageIndustry said...

Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!
And I especially LOVE what you'll be using it for....so clever!
Tracey

BittersweetPunkin said...

Cindy it came out gorgeous! You did a great job!
Blessings,
Robin

Rosemary said...

It looks adorable, almost to cute to use for garden tools.
Have a nice long weekend!
Rosemary

Judy Morphis said...

I have looked at your blog many times without commenting, but have to say that your blog is absolutely beautiful. I love the things you do--just wish I had a bit of your energy, lol.

Sher said...

Well, this is just absolutely the cutest thing! I love it!!!!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

It turned out wonderful! I think this is such a great idea for storage. You are so clever :-) Rosie

a pink-bee said...

Did a painted lace project today -you might like :)
crystal:)

Adrienne said...

Cute idea! I have something in my garage that's been waiting to be finished and find a use for it. It's a wooden mailbox I started long ago in a tole painting class. Now I know what I'll do with it. Finish it and put it on the patio with my garden tools! Thank you for the inspiration. I'll share it whenever I get it finished. ~Adrienne~

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

It's absolutely ADORABLE. I have something "kinda" like this that I have outside my cottage upnorth for friends to leave notes in.

Blessings,

Sher

A Romantic Porch said...

What a cute adorable little tool chest! xo Rachel

LivingTheLife said...

Cute...and what a clever idea for it to hold your gardening tools...I just love it when someone re-purposes something in a unique way! CLEVER!

blessings...
Teresa

Nan said...

That's a good idea!
Happy weekend! I have to work on Monday.
Hugs,
Nan

Cathy said...

I am loving that new mailbox girlfriend! It's adorable, especially the lace curtains!

Cath

Gail McCormack said...

Cindy that is the cutest little house, perfect for what you have in mind, hope it doesn't get ruined outside

Elzie said...

What a lovely tool place.
Hope you have a great 3-days off.
Love Elzie

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cindy,

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen, where on earth did you find that?

Hugs,
Dena

restyled home said...

Oh boy,
You are up to a lot of goodness, aren't you??!! I love the door and what you did with it, the table looks gorgeous, and what a great idea for the mailbox! You and I share a love of details, and I would also go to the trouble of adding the wallpaper and curtains. There is something so fun about playing with small-scale accessories like that. I picked up a doll's dining set from my childhood the other day at a thrift shop. I will post about it later in the week. I think you will appreciate it...!

Have a great week!
Linda

emily said...

So cute! Great idea for your tools!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a cutie... you know I love little houses.... Holy Moly I wish you had one of my conservatories on your sweet cottage patio...
Hugs
Linda

Niesz Vintage Home said...

How cute! And what a pretty way to store garden tools.

Kimberly :)

Liz said...

Fabulous, as usual!

Anonymous said...

How amazing that something most people would pass by ended up being such a cute garden storage unit. You have such wonderful ideas.

JayJay

chiara said...

I never saw this kind of mail box in Italy. Moreover I could never think about it as a box for gardening tools..brilliant!
I see you're a great single mom full of ideas
Bye!
Chiara

Amy said...

Too cute! I love all your ideas. Thanks for continuing to inspire! Amy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That is very adorable Cindy. Just the perfect spot for small gardening tools.
Penny

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

Cindy, this is such a great idea. Shingled little houses, indoors or outdoors, are the perfect way to welcome spring. Re-purposing a mailbox to store garden tools is brilliant! ~ Arleen

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
How pretty, good job!
Chris

Devonia said...

Hi Cindy, Confession: Your blog was the very first blog I ever followed. It seems like it may have been a couple of years or MORE ago... could that be? I've always loved it and I've been right there with you as you transformed your apartment into your very personal home. Now I have a blog of my own and I would love to exchange links with you. Might we do that? It seems fitting and right that your blog should be linked from mine and I know my readers would be as smitten as I.