Saturday, September 10, 2011

A treasure indeed!

Because sometimes you just have to craft a lil' something... it's good for the soul. Gives a sense of accomplishment, a glowing proudness, a feeling of greatness, a .... ah, just have a look at the brilliant piece of art/functional masterpiece I created today! (Disclaimer:  "I" didnt necessarily come up with this idea, rather, I kind of used my crafting genious to tweak an idea... oh forget it, yeah, I totally stole the idea from pictures on the internet.)

I stalk thrift stores/resale shops for old picture frames and glassware. You never know what kind of potential treasure awaits! Found this old oval shaped frame that yelled at me to buy it one day. It was hideous. I brought it home and tucked it away... until now.

A fresh coat of white satin spray paint, a bit of distressing with a metal nail file, some chicken wire screwed onto the back and voila'! Who knew chicken wire could be so pretty! My new hair trinket holder!  (For the master bathroom I am getting ready to redo and girly fru-fru up... thats a whole other story.)

Speaking of redoing the master bathroom... found a huge floor length mirror framed in cherry wood at same said thrift store the oval frame was found. (Actually my biggest Little spied it for me.) Ready for this? Price tag was one thousand two hundred fifty cents! Okay it ws $12.50, I only said it like that to make it sound more expensive. Can you believe it? $12.50?!!  I could NOT pass it up. (Mirrors of the same size/quality go for a pretty penny... see... crazy to pass it up!)

Could not back up enough to get the entire mirror in a picture.

Now, me and my oldest daughter trying to wedge this huge mirror in the car will never be forgotten. (Yes, a car, I didnt exactly think this thing through. Look, I was blinded by the bargain I had just scored.)  After being proud of my treasure and getting home and the mirror getting STUCK in the car trying to remove it, and the serious panic that set in.... well, that made the mirror priceless.  A treasure indeed. ;-)

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