Hi friends! We are on vacation this week, but I scheduled this post for today because I wanted to show you how I used a $1 garage sale find for a much-needed first aid kit in our entryway.
I feel I’m a prepared sort of person. I like to operate off of a calendar every day so I can look ahead to what needs done, I never grocery shop without a list, and I plan out the day so the kids never miss a meal or get to bed too late. That being said, having band-aids in the house is not my strong suit. We always seem to be out of SOMEthing in the medicine chest. Stuff expires, the kids use too many bandages for their imaginary boo-boos, or whatever…I just never have what we need, much to my husband’s chagrin. He’s prepared in those kinds of ways…if you need bug spray, sunscreen, or water, he’s your guy.
Admittedly, I didn’t have a use in mind when I picked up this enamelware box. I just liked it because I’ve never seen one like it before, especially with a lid. When I brought it home, I perched it on a shelf next to our blue mason jar holding loose change in our foyer and I liked how it looked there. But it bugged me that it was empty. Are you like that? I like to have a use for everything in our home…otherwise, it just feels like useless clutter. So after a couple of days, I had a light bulb moment and decided to fill it with first aid supplies. Since our half-bath doesn’t have a medicine cabinet, we needed a spot for first-aid supplies near the back door, where the kids often come in with scraped knees in the summertime.
After taping off a cross and spraying it white, I filled it with band aids, Neosporin, gauze, peroxide and iodine. Now we’re prepared, and that makes my husband very happy. And I made something pretty and useful out of a 1-buck steal.