I sprung for a babysitter yesterday and took the afternoon off to do my favorite thing: Goodwill. What else? I did really well. I was very happy with my new treasures. When I perused the art section, I came across a framed Picasso poster that looked pretty darn groovy. I wasn't sure where I would put it, but I just couldn't pass it up. I mean, it is Picasso, right?
The poster was too small for the large wall where I wanted to put it. It needed some companion pieces. Then I had an epiphany. I put some of my kids old artwork in frames I have acquired over the years at thrift stores (of course). I then hung them on either side of Picasso. Children's artwork looks very sophisticated next to modern art like this. I got the one frame (on the lower left corner) yesterday as well at the Bargain Bin. It cost $1. I still have room on the wall to the right to continue adding my kids pieces.
Since we hosted a work party at our house I felt under pressure to actually finish up a few projects. This next one is something I brought up from Vegas: two lamps I got at the Goodwill near my house there. They are brass and were quite shabby. I just really loved the shape of them.
So this morning I whipped out the Primer/Paint spray paint. Did you know they do that now? I saved a whole step because I didn't even have to prime it. Sweet! A little spray here and there and five minutes later, the lamps go from this....
I did purchase new lampshades at Walmart. They look sleek and smart now. What can I say? I love me some spray paint.