Garage Sale Lovin'
Seriously, I didn’t keep the grill but there were some nice lamp shades I scored, as well as some other interesting salvage. So, after a weeklong frenzy of moving, cleaning, tagging, and setting up we were ready for business. It was great because we set up shop in the driveway and got a lot of painting done for our upcoming show while we waited on customers in between, win/win. The lady across the street opened up her garage too, so we drew even more people in, I mean we were rocking, people!
Then it happened… (Cue the cheesy music da, da, da!) I saw her (or them I should say) from across the street. They stole my heart (and my profit, almost) but I had to have them! I made a mad dash across the road. Okay, let’s be real, I’m a bigger woman, I don’t make a mad dash for anything unless it’s smothered in butter, but I wanted that furniture! I was like Daffy Duck in that one cartoon where he grabs the pearl in the oyster and says, “Mine, mine, all mine!” I even knocked some old lady out of the way to get to it! This bad boy was for me and no one else! I would have arm wrestled my own grandmother for it! It was that spectacular! Unfortunately, I had to leave her sister. I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend the money (and I spent the next day and half pining away for her from across the street. Secretly sending daggers at anyone who went near her).
All right, so back in my driveway, even though I was working on other pieces I quickly tossed them aside (sorry chairs) and sat her front and center. I had a bit of an idea of what I wanted to do with her but I wanted to see what you guys thought. Within minutes of posting my last blog someone (thanks Renee!) wrote back clouds! BINGO! That totally connected with what I was thinking and I ran with it (although the fish idea was pretty cool too). I had also seen a cool plastic plate while grocery shopping (inspiration everywhere, right!) and knew black and white harlequins would be fantastic along the base.
So, without further a due her she is….
Posted by Mary Mollica, Owner & Artist of The Decorative Paintbrush at 12:12 PM
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