Last month, we volunteered with my mother at her town’s food pantry. It also has a thrift store, so we stopped in when we were finished. It was my first visit and for the most part, I didn’t see anything I needed. Then…I saw it. A dusty, dirty old tool box. I didn’t know what I would do with it, but thought I really needed it.
It sat under my desk for about three weeks. While we were on our latest adventure to Virginia, I read several issues of Country Living magazine. I saw a picture of a tool box that was filled with children’s books and instantly knew that was what I would do with my box. Voila!
Tuesday afternoon, my youngest was looking at it and I told him I was planning to paint it. Ever the type-A, seize-the-moment kind of guy, he replied “Now?” So, we got started!
I forgot to take a before picture, but after vacuuming and scrubbing, we were ready to paint:
I used the same Olympic, low VOC, latex paint in apple red that I have alternated on my stairs.
Proverbs 30:5 (ESV)
“Every word of God proves true;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”