Monday, March 08, 2010
Well, technically we didn't find it in the trash. We were out at the thrift stores scouting for bunk beds when we stumbled upon this little beauty. How could we pass it up?
Isn't it cool?!?
Wait, you don't know what it is yet, do you? Oh, sorry. Let me take it apart for a better picture. Look here:
Now, isn't it cool?!? We were pretty excited when we spotted it-- and for cheap too. I don't know how old it is, but it's obvious that it has seen a lot of play. The thing was caked with grime before we scrubbed it. And worse yet, it was full of old corn. And bug casings. Lots and lots of bug casings-- even the boxes! Luckily we're not afraid of bug casings.
After attacking it with the vacuum and soap, Sunburst and I decided to do a little refurbishing. Those scribbled names and prices had to go.
I know you're looking at that and wondering, green? I was wondering that myself halfway into it, but it worked out. The final result was very pleasing-- a treasure indeed!
The girls spent the afternoon happily setting up shop. Each and every drawer is filled with something to sell. And the customers keep on coming... luckily, I made up a pile of shopping bags just in time for the first sale.
I'm pretty sure that box of chicken bouillon she's buying is expired, but the bag is so cute she probably won't notice. I'll be back tomorrow with a pattern for the shopping bags. No dollhouse store is complete without them, you know. :-)