I literally tripped over this box in the basement of the last estate sale I attended. It was marked $7.00.
I thought it was a homemade toolbox until an elderly man informed me that it was in fact an army ammunition box. I didn't photograph the bottom, but it's stamped "Cedar Box Co./ Cedar Avenue, Mpls." It didn't take a huge stretch of the imagination to see it would make a perfect toy box for the little guy. I cleaned decades of dirt and grime off and gave it a light sanding to remove the loose paint, followed by a coat of polyurethane.
It already had the perfect rope handles.
I added a safety hinge.....
...and casters to make it easy to pull around. Or put the cats inside and give them a little joyride. meow
The finished toy box for the little man has come full circle and is back in Minneapolis where it was created.
Oh, wait! Let's personalize it.
The tin letters were 5 for a dollar.
Might as well get 10 for $2.00! I'll let the P family arrange them.
Now, if you've followed my blog for awhile, you know I have a weakness for......
....rusty old toy trucks! Don't you love the colors and graphic detail on this tin truck?! I would guess that it was an advertising promo for the Glendale Wrecker & Repair Company.
I almost kept this beauty for myself, but decided not to be selfish and settled for playing around with it for a few weeks. It will look adorable in Mack's room.
I also found....
A bargain at only $1.50.
Little Tommy Tucker. Just look at
those teeth that face! Julie can place it on her desk at work. It will be sure to bring a smile to her coworkers.
Now I need to start looking for next year's Christmas presents!
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