I do have the rest of the 30 cats sketched and valued in, so worry not, they are coming, but I can't put the pressure on myself to do it at moment. Thought I would share with you a few thrifting treasures I've found of late, and oh my, I scored this morning! Right here in Rohnert Park, too.
As many of you know, I am an inveterate thrifter, as is my good pal, Nancy. Together we find Magic! This old fairly beat up dresser was found at St. Vincents a few months ago. I had a blast painting it with chalk paint and hand painting all the flourishes. Then found the most spectacular pull knobs on Amazon. (The top is not sagging like that, photo and a bit of perspective tweaks makes it look that way.)
and I was thinking maybe two smaller chairs side by side for sitting in room and viewing all the paintings. But when I walked into Good Will and saw THIS chair, well, the idea of two chairs was immediately banished. This chair is a standalone! That cute little pillow was at Good Will too and just begging to go home with my new chair. ($2.99)
Meanwhile, I did have a great day thrifting this morning....
I had envisioned a tall narrow chest of drawers, something that would fit nicely next to my awesome chair. When I thrift I always have an idea in my mind's eye of what I want....but I allow the flow of the adventure to take the lead. And here again, I found something BETTER than a tall chest of drawers. What I may have lost in drawer space, I gained in character and multi-purposefulness. During my next Open Studio this piece can be opened up and used as a display piece as well.
And my awesome chair now has a perfect companion. Cool, eh? And the price? Ready for this? $249 list, 60% discount, out the door for $100. I think I found myself another treasure. Swoon. And, it all fit in my Honda Fit!
Be Creative. It's Good for the Soul!
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