• Fashion is about what you wear. Style is about how you live your life. ~Ralph Lauren

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Trash to Treasure

Work is crazy right now.  I  have been going NON STOP for days.  I literally come straight home, make some dinner and go straight to my bed.  And do everything from there.  I mean, it IS after 9 pm every night this week...but whatever.

I have gotten out and about this week between meetings and commitments though. I did manage a pedicure and a trip or two to the Dollar General.  (I live on the edge, I know)  Anyway, the Dollar General sometimes has some stuff that can be overlooked because of...well, presentation. 

But the other day I found this cute print.   Of course it came in a not so nice frame (with no glass)  The print was stapled to the back.  The bird and quote were so cute that I needed to have it.  I figure I'd find something new to do with it.
 I got a little frame and cut the print to fit.  This picture doesn't do it justice but it looks really cute now that the focus is just the image and the quote. I like it much better.  AND I'm saving the other frame so that I can paint it and re purpose it in the future. 

The quote is "We loved with a love that was more than love."  Edgar Allen Poe
 My friend Alisha liked it so I went back tonight to get her one too.

I also got this little thing.  It was half price after I told the cashier that it was broken (the plaque part came off the frame backing while I was in the store).  Even better because I don't think it's the best thing ever.  BUT I do plan to paint the frame white to make it more cottage style and I'll reattach it.  I will put it out in my enclosed front porch with the wicker furniture.  My goal is to make that space more beachy and cottage feeling.    I have a jar of seashells out there that was my inspiration for the beach theme. 
 I think this will be cute when I get to paint it up.  I'll be sure to show you when that happens. 
Right now, not so cute. 
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Happy Thursday! 

1 comment:

Ms. Attitude said...

Don't you love it when you can see something for what it can be and not what it is? That is a great gift to have.