Remember when I said I was going to show you all of those ‘somethings’? I’m doing it riiiight now. This second so pay attention to this goodness!
I was at a yard sale a while back (shocking, I know) and I saw a little baskety bowl thing for a quarter. I snatched that thing up quicker than kids snatch candy at Halloween. The lady selling it said she used it for her facecloths in the bathroom. It was cream and kinda tacky. Right away, I knew what I was going to use it for- fruit! A little spray paint (my fav) and voila!
When you get married, everyone wants to give you treasures- made of silver or crystal and stuff. It’s typically the kind of thing that gets stuffed in a china cabinet because you are afraid to use it or have no use for it! Guess what? I use my ‘stuff’!
If it breaks, it breaks. At least I used it for a time, right? Very cool idea. Ooooh…see the coffee stain on the counter? 🙂 You could also use one of your grandma’s china tea cups for a sponge holder near the sink. That’d be a great plan!
Making my way around the kitchen…….I saw this ‘thing’ at the Salvation Army for 0.50 cents. I knew I could use it.
Spray it red, of course! 🙂
Annnd…I found this silver tray for $2, cleaned her up and now it houses my jewellry. NOT that there’s anything valuable in there but it keeps it tidy. Remember grandmas cup and saucer? Use that if you don’t have a tray!
So, what’s the lesson here? Dig out all of that ‘schtuff’ the aunties gave you for your wedding day and see if you can’t come up with a use for it. And, don’t pass by cheapie things at thrift stores and yard sales without at least debating internally for a WHOLE minute as to whether or not you can make something of it…
I can hear your heart racing- the second you X out, you’ll be running around like a mad person hunting down your goods.
Alright, class dismissed.