I don't know about you but I love love love finding and getting things for - FrEE!
Almost everything I own is a hand me down, a thrift store purchase, or a road side treasure. A can of paint, the flick of a paint brush or some new fabric can totally transform almost anything is what I've learned over the years. Don't get me wrong...I totally appreciate a beautiful new house with all the trimmings. I just don't have that and I'm okay with it! (most of the time, usually...you get my drift)
So, my love for an item that has been outcast (someone elses trash) has finally rubbed off on the hubby.
One must understand...the last thing hubby wants to do is move heavy pieces of furniture. He hates it. He will usually go to great lengths explaining why we should NOT grab that old but great item of furniture from someone's big trash pile. And YES we've gotten into some lovely little arguements over it.
Imagine my suprise when he brought home this little baby...
It's like the kids... you can teach them, you can preach to them, you can scream & kick & scream some more... but you never know how much of it actually sticks until they use it, outside of the home...when your not around. Ha! I love my hubby for this!
So with some reshopping around the house, I think it looks pretty good in that corner there. Everything (and I mean everything) on top was either thrifted, a GW find or from the Dollar Tree store but (my opinion only) ended up looking pretty darn nice and The big ole TV just just just fits inside!
At first, I thought... I'm painting that sucker. Now I'm not so sure... kinda liking the wood tone. Any thoughts?
Then, believe it or not, the very next day I get a call from my sister (who has the big old house on the hill with the fancy furniture) who informs me her neighbor is getting rid of all of her scrapbooking stuff and did I want it?
Well, the hoarder tendancies kicked in... I really don't scrap that often...(like never) but I can't see it going into the trash pile.
"...If it's going to the trash, of course I'll come take a look and see if I can use anything" Yeah right, like I'm not headed over right now to snatch it all up... are ya crazy?
Ohhhh, I'm full of ideas for all of this beautiful paper... in the coming weeks I'll be sharing more in depth what's in the bags...and what we can do with it! Who know... I may just have to share!