Apr 2, 2010

Handmade

My sister is amazing! She handmade this toy box for little man. Every piece of wood was cut to just the right size.
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Every rough spot was smoothed over with sand paper.
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She carefully picked out the stain and the paint color.
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Over the course of days painted with the upmost precision.
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This was a surprise to me. I cried when I saw this. This is the brand used by my grandpa and my dad on our ranch. (you didn't know I was a country girl did you) The toy box was branded with the original branding iron. So much history in that!
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This toy box is handmade with love, hard work, and a touch of history. Who can put a price on that?
I love it! I am so proud of my sister! I couldn't have asked for something more beautiful.
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12 comments:

  1. She did a fantastic job! I love it!

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  2. That's such an awesome rustic toy box! She did a great job! I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come.

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  3. canshe make me one to!!?? LOL

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  4. that is so beautiful and special and he'll be able to use it forever.

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  5. What an amazing sister you have.
    What a treasure!

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  6. How gorgeous! I have a toy box- (turned shoe box over the years) that my grandfather made me as a child. I cherish that box as i'm sure your son will with your sisters!

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  7. That is so beautiful!! I've been wanting to get in making toy boxes and antique furniture like that! Oh and wanted to let you know that I was the one that emailed you a few weeks ago bout the infertility book about my friend. Well before she could even buy it, she got pregnant! I'm so happy for her because we were really scared for a while because she has a tilted uterus. Anyways, thanks for emailing me back because i will be buying it for myself!

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  8. What a wonderful, sentimental piece. Very nice! Thanks for sharing, Monica!

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  9. That toy box is so beautiful. :)

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  10. What a lovely thing to do. I am sure you will treasure it always. There is something timeless about wood and the branding on the top is a lovely touch.

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  11. What an awesomely amazing gift from your sister! I would have cried too! It is very beautiful!

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