Sometimes one of the most interesting things about auctioning is not the things that you buy, but the things that you don't. Let me explain. Sometimes you have to buy a lot. Well you always have to buy a lot. I mean you have to buy a LOT, as in a group of things. You may just HAVE to have that broken, cracked thing with the damaged but repairable part-but in addition you have to take three left footed boots, box of Barbie doll heads and a collection of telephone books from 1982. Usually you cull the really bad stuff when you get home.
Well, I have had this gun case floating around my shop for a year. It is about three feet long, made of wood and I just couldn't throw it out. Husband suggested that I convert it into luggage. But seeing as we don't go anywhere and if we did, I don't think airport security would appreciate my crafty DYI-ishness concerning a carry-on shaped like a gun case. That's just asking for trouble.
I don't have before pictures, because I wasn't sure this was going to work. I painted it green, added some shelves and lined it with a piece of vintage barkcloth. I converted it into a shelf for my thread. Wow, I have a lot of thread. (Note: most of thread also bought at auction)
Pretty clever, huh? Now can you tell me what I should do with this lovely piece of......art?
Smiles from the farm,