I was going to use a catchy Macklemore-type title for this post but I realized I’m just not that cool. And I can’t change, even if I tried, even if I wanted to. Okay, sorry.
Anyways I had some free time before an appointment yesterday so I decided to do some thrift shopping. I went to my (old) favorite but was disappointed. They don’t price anything and I hate asking. For example I went about a year ago and saw an iron headboard that wasn’t priced so I asked a person walking around. They said, “$50.00.” So I staff shopped and asked the girl at the cash register and she said, “$7.00.” SOLD! It’s now in my bedroom. My point is I feel like nobody there really knows what’s going on. They had nothing I liked yesterday so I moved on to another store.
Here’s what I found:
Yikes, really blurry!
The luggage rack was $10 and I plan to use it as a side table in the guest room with a wooden tray on the top. The baskety tray was $2, the metal tray was $4 and the brand new Threshold from Target ceramic baskets were $3 each.
I knew I wanted to paint that tray for the guest room and figured I would use the light aqua from the living room or I would be boring and I would spray it white.
But then I noticed the pattern and decided to do something crazy:
I know I want some yellow in the guest room and thought this would be a fun place to start. As I was painting I found myself getting lost in the pattern so I went through and pre-marked all the lines I wanted to be yellow.
I liked the grain showing through so I decided to just do one coat of the yellow. (The color is…yellow and I think the brand is Apple Crate (maybe barrel) Paints from Wal-Mart.)
Then I got even crazier:
This color is Laguna, same brand of paint.
I did two coats of the Laguna (a greeny teal) and decided that I liked leaving some of it unpainted. I might live with it for awhile and decide to fill it all in but for now I really like it.
Since the paint and brush were in my craft closet already this project only cost me $2! Now I’m on the hunt for a table for the other side of the bed to put this bad boy on!