The Sandbox

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I found this sandbox while out shopping one afternoon.

It is from the 1940s or 1950s I think. It has wood sides and a metal bottom. The seats are wood too. The paint is all original and the seats have toy soldiers across them. The metal is in such great shape... no rusting at all! This was obviously kept in a covered location ... maybe even indoors? I can't imagine that this ever saw the Chicago winter. Well I was thinking what could I do with this and I decided to turn it into a bookshelf. I can just imagine it in a little boys room. I added the shelf in the middle with help from my handy hubby and then put a wire across the back to hang it. Here what it looks like now hanging on a wall in our shop:

Here is another picture:

What do you think? Tell us what you have repurposed lately??

1 comment:

Divine Theatre said...

That is so clever! I love the soldiers too!

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