I’ve come across some pretty awesome finds in unlikely places. These days there are a lot more people in the business of reloving junk furniture and decor pieces. Even though that may add to the challenge of finding a great deal on the perfect piece, part of the magic comes from an ability to see something not for what it is; but for what it could be:
Emphasizing the age of an old cupboard
Bringing fresh life to a tired plain dresser
Using stencils to enhance a drawerfront
Enlisting wrapping paper to give a piece pattern and texture
Waiting to find the right pieces to create a function; an ikea side table and two well-loved childrens chairs become a lego station with a little paint and the addition of hooks and buckets from the dollarstore
Enjoy the process! I love that an afternoon in the sun with a drink and a paintbrush promises a sense of accomplisment!
Saving everything comes with the perk of being prepared when a whim strikes. The tricky part (as all creatives know) is keeping it all organized!
Learning to look at junk with rose-colored glasses creates more opportunity for high-impact low-cost successes.
Look what a rusty bargain becomes with just two cans of spraypaint!