Remember my pile of goodies from my thrift store field trip?
You can’t see it very well, but the lampshade is sitting on top of a white metal shelf. I think these vintage shelves were typically intended for the bathroom. This one didn’t have much going for it, but I wanted to give it a colorful makeover.
So, I painted it with Cece Caldwell’s Santa Fe Turquoise, added some vintage wallpaper to the shelves, touched up the gold trim with some Rub ‘n Buff and added another Tim Holtz rub-on to the front. So now, it looks like this …
I love using pretty containers for utilitarian supplies; a little crystal bowl for your cotton wipes, and a vintage pink elephant shot glass for your q-tips.
A while back I purchased a set of state trivia cards at a garage sale. They are the perfect color for me, and I thought they would be fun for scrapbooking. You might have noticed it clipped to the ladder in the q branch, but I borrowed it for this photo shoot to hide a nail hole in the wall. Plus it plays into my “state of mind” theme perfectly, get it?
So, I happen to have a whole bunch of these cards for different states that I don’t really need. If any of you are from a different state and would like your state card, leave me a comment and let me know what state you would like and I will pop it in the mail for you (not available: Nevada, Florida & New Jersey … and obviously Minnesota). I don’t think I have every state, but I have quite a few. First come, first served.
I’m not the only one who believes that lucky is a state of mind, right?
Update: as of Sunday morning, I still have Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North and South Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Vermont. Anyone?