I hope your week is starting off well.
It's a beautiful sunny day here in Idaho, and the lilacs are finally blooming in my yard.
Over the weekend I discovered a new thrift store near my home, which is always a happy occasion. I also found some new curtains for my family room with a 25% off coupon at World Market. Score! And I celebrated Cinco de Mayo at my daughter's house with the best fajitas I've ever tasted.
It was a great weekend!
Today I have one of my little craft room projects to share.
Shortly after I finished redoing my new craftroom I came across this little three tiered stand at a thrift store.
It looked like it might have been a high school wood shop project. Do you ever ponder the backgrounds of your thrift store finds? I do, especially when it's something handmade like this little stand.
I wasn't sure what I'd do with it, but I bought it for a few dollars, brought it home, and plopped it on my desk for a few weeks. (It seems I just can't pass up something with graduated tiers. I love 'em.)
One day, while rummaging in the bottom of a drawer for a paperclip while I was paying bills, I glanced up at the stand and had an "aha" moment.
Of course, it included some homemade white chalk paint. Most of my "aha" moments do!
No more rummaging in drawers. My paperclips and rubber bands are now prettily close at hand on my desktop.
I wonder what the wood shop boy or girl who made this little stand would think of its transformation. I hope they would approve!