The other weekend I was in a consignment store to check out their furniture and paintings for sale. I found one I liked of an old 1800's naval ship, but they wanted $60 for it (a lot of their things were too over-priced for my budget). So I went to a nearby thrift store and this mini painting (below) caught my eye. I don't usually get drawn towards city-scapes, but this one just captured me and wouldn't let go (I even went around the store again to give it some thought before coming back to snatch it). At a pricetag of $2, I was excited to walk away with this find!
I replaced the original ugly gold frame it came in for a white frame from the Christmas Tree Shop ($7). Now it sits on the wall keeping Leo company.
|filling up the blank wall bit by bit!|
Speaking of Leo, I was so excited this past week in another store when lo and behold, a small statue of a lion sat on a shelf next to Buddha and an elephant. My wallet is now $6 lighter and he sits on the temporary hall table. I have plans of painting him....leaning towards a white top-coat with a worn gray underneath (gold just doesn't suit my taste).
In other news, this is the month our couch is to be delivered! :-D