You are going to be so jealous when you see what came home with me this weekend... hee hee The first find is actually all because of my good friend Tracy - she text me yesterday saying "cream cans on kijiji if interested" - at first i was like, cream cans? huh? But then i searched for it on kijiji and emailed the guy within seconds, as soon as i saw the picture i had to have them, he was asking $10 each or both for $15 so..... hello... of coarse i took both! Tracy must have seen the post as soon as he advertised it because i was the first email and yeahhhh i picked them up last night. Thank you soooooo much Tracy!!!!
Aren't they just perfectly old & rusted? I love them.
So.... today i was driving to my place to finish a client piece and two block from my house was a garage sale - i've been trying to stay away from them because i always bring home too much stuff and when your unemployed you just can't always do that, but for some reason i swear my car just turned into the back alley and parked in front of this driveway. Since i was already there i figured i might as well get out and take a quick look... what could be the harm right? Well instantly i saw them and i'm sure i gracefully ran towards them huh ya right i almost tripped lol. Take a look at these beauties!!! They were asking for $5 each and so my new bargaining self offered $7 for both and she said YES!!!! They are a pretty good size too :)
I can't wait to get some paint on these gals. I haven't decided if i should put in mirror or maybe Kevin's parents wedding photo in one and my parent's wedding photo in the other. What do you think? Or i could put in mirror and sell them because i can't keep everything even though i really really want to. Hmmm that's a hard decision. I'll have to sleep on it i think.
Tomorrow i will have an awesome before and after to show you!!!
I am 36 years old and in October 2009 within 6 days i lost both of my jobs due to the economy. I know now (it took me a bit )that this was a sign - a way for me to do something BETTER and something that i didnt realize i would love so much. I have always loved antiques and my friends would say i love anything that looks "antiquey" - the older the better. I have learned that alot of people don't see the potential in an old, worn, ugly piece of furniture and alot of the time they just want it out of there life even if they have to give it away. So i have started a small hobby/business. I refurbish the furniture you can't bare to throw out or cant wait to get out and document the experience I have when bringing them back to life. This is how "painted whyte" was born.
Award #1 from Li @ Creamy White
Award #2 from Christine @ Sunshine & Lollypops
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. -Pablo Picasso
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,it's about learning how to dance in the rain. -unknown