I found it at a yard sale for 10 bucks...who can pass that up!
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I stripped the hardware off ,cleaned and lightly sanded before applying paint.
I mixed some Southern Honey white with a turq. blue for a custom color.
I started to paint the inside white but changed my mind when I found a vintage child's paper back book with graphics that match the paint. Decoupage it is....
Mental note so that I could open and shut the drop down I inserted a heavy duty paper clip in the hardware hole so that I could open and shut it with out leaving prints in the paint.
After 3 coats of paint...some decoupage, wax and new hardware it was ready to go!
I make my own decoupage medium from elmers glue and water.
2 parts glue..1 part water. If my paper is heavier I may make it a little thicker...if my paper is fragile and vintage I thin it out.
Not to bad...a great addition to any kids room....
Have a good one!