lately i've been on a salvaging kick. i can't stop taking ugly crappy things and transforming them into slightly less crappy things that i like more.
i found two frames with generic abstract art at a flea market. i liked the frames and the fact that they had glass, but the blah art inside bothered me. plus i just prefer artwork done by myself or others i know on my walls as opposed to tj maxx stuff. so i painted part of the mat orange and stuck some old gesture drawings i did ages ago in art class in the frames. it's not like it's classy highbrow art or anything, but it's nice to finally have a reason for saving some of my old doodles.
i got this cute little bedside table to replace this glass-topped rattan monstrosity that was formerly uglying up the side of my couch (seven dollars!! i love the flea market). i didn't really do anything to it because it was already in good shape. i tried giving away the monstrosity, but when i got stalled in my philanthropic efforts, i decided that it might be worth painting.
a little yellow spray paint, et voila! a cute little place to put my potted plants where the landscaping guys won't mow them over. i'm glad i didn't get rid of it now.
and then there's this dumpster dive candelabra. i don't even know if i'm going to do anything to it or leave it as is. i swear i have no shame. if it's cute or salvageable and it's sitting on a curb or by the dumpster, i have no aversion to giving it a new home and a makeover.
hideous gold lamp with boring beige shade, meet silly fabric and mr. spray paint! i swear, spray painting things is addicting. i can't stop looking at things and wondering what they'd look like in a different color...