A Little Wood Tote

We are enjoying our second to last weekend of summer before back to school (and work for me) but I couldn't help pulling out a few items that remind me of Fall.

This little wood tote was $1.49 at a local thrift store and was originally a dark green (sorry, forgot the before pic.) I painted the first layer Antique White craft paint and then pulled out a sample pot of Martha Stewart Sharkey Grey for the top coat ($1 clearance at Home Depot.)

I lightly sanded it in a few spots but kept most of the Sharkey Grey intact, just hinting at the colour below.

For an early Fall vignette I filled it with some vintage crochet doilies, old silver spoons, a cute little cow I have had for years, and some new votive candles for Fall. I always get my votives and candles at A Country Mile in Milton. They have the most delicious scents! The trio of votive holders hold more great smelling candles, and the large pinecone I picked up at our grocery store and use most of the year in displays.

This little vignette is displayed on the turned leg table I shared in our family room office area post. It was quite chipped around the edge so I went ahead and painted it. I will post more details and better photos soon (tonight it is too sunny in our family room.) I hope you had a great weekend. I'm heading over to my sister's home for a visit and some cake. 

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  1. Oh, this is so cute and I love these little tool boxes! You've certainly set it up so cute too!
    The little cow is darling!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  2. Elizabeth,

    I love your fall arrangement! Thanks for visiting 20 North Ora


  3. I always love a tote, and I can almost smell those yummy looking candles!

  4. What a great find at just $1.49! I like it white.

  5. so very cute but...no,no,no,no. I'm just not ready for Fall yet!!

  6. Elizabeth, what a cute fall accent! Visiting from TTT.

  7. so cute! i bought the same $1 sharky grey sample pot, love shopping sales!

  8. I love the tray, I need to paint mine to look like that.

  9. I love it. We have one to hold the remotes.
    Found you through Feathered Nest Friday.

  10. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please drop on by and link up with Making Space Mondays. Oh, and we've got some really exciting news about our new house this week! Hope to see you there! -Tabitha


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