It's a great time to shop for closeout bargains
on summer accessories.
I bought for 75% off.
They ended up costing $16.50 each. I couldn't pass that up,
with the set I already have.
in another town last Saturday.
a knowledge of unusual things.
His best guess was that it was a container
for something at a work site.
It appears to be handmade.
It's a heavy metal with a black foam insert.
It was unusual, but I could see potential.
First I removed the foam insert
and gave it a good cleaning.
Now are you beginning to see it's beauty?Of course it needed a new coat of paint.
look like it belongs on the cover of a magazine.It looks wonderful filled with seasonal decorations
and tied with a bow.Everything looks better when you see it's true beauty.
Recently my daughter enlarged a photograph for me. It's a picture that she took a few years ago while in Argentina. The photo is of a row of homes. The first home belonged to a family that she knew. I love this picture for several reasons. It represents a time my daughter spent far away from home, serving strangers she grew to love. It's also a reminder of some very important life lessons, that she learned, that helped shape her into the incredible woman she is.
I wanted to frame the photo to give it the importance it deserves. I measured my picture and bought a large frame with a double mat. I always buy my frames from thrift stores and give them a coat of spray paint to freshen them up and make them look good as new. I thought I'd try a spray paint makeover on the mat board too. I carefully took apart the double mat, and sprayed the frame and the inner mat black. The larger mat got a coat of heirloom white. When everything was dry I put in the photo and reassembled everything.
It looks like I spent a lot more than just two dollars for this piece of art.
There's another reason that I love this photograph so much. It is the perfect picture to show that it only takes a few lovingly placed items to turn even the most humble of houses into a home.
reminds me that I am truly blessed.