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10 March 2011

When life gives you garbage...

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when life gives you garbage...sometimes you can make something grand.

This is a desk I found on the curb on the way to school, and literally jumped out of the car because I knew it would be perfect for the boys.  The weekend before, I had "stolen" the little table that functioned as their desk for the SHOP, so they were a little miffed that I took their art desk.  This is so much better though...it is not very deep, so it fits well in the space, and the DRAWERS are such an added benefit.  They balance the ART DISPLAY CASE (also made from drawers), not to mention the much needed storage for baby art supplies.

It simply got a coat of paint (the leftovers from the art display project).  Well, a couple of coats...

STORY TIME

So, when I paint things, it is usually on the lower driveway that is partially hidden from the road, but still kind of out there.  I put down an old rug and run outside between meal prep and diaper changing and baby art projects to slap on a coat.  Well, this particular desk got painted late in the afternoon and I had to run out and do one final coat before the temperature started to go down.  This is also the same time that I get around to running like a hamster on the treadmill (a slow hamster that wishes she were not there...)  Usually I throw on an extra bra over my clothes instead of taking the time to throw on a sports bra...Can you figure out what happened next?

Yes, I went outside on the driveway (that is only partially hidden from the street) and painted a coat of paint on a desk from someone's curb with a bra on over my shirt (and under).  ...and of course I didn't even realize it until I walked back inside.  Oh the shame...
Anyway,  I guess it was worth it...I don't think any of the neighbors actually saw me...or maybe they just thought it was a weird shirt.  I did have a shirt on....

Anyway, anyway...here is the before and after...

                                     the moral of the story is....
                     when life gives you garbage...makes something grand, 
                            just make sure to look in the mirror before going outside...even to your own driveway.








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10 COMMENTS:

jess Thursday, March 10, 2011  

okay...forget all the home decor/kitchen inspiration you provide! I JUST got done exercising and before i did I JUST got done complaining in my head that I had to change from a reg. bra to a sports bra. I am TOALLY going to start wearing a sports bra over my shirt. that's brilliant.
:-) i can't say it enough...other than the fact that i haven't started wearing bras over my clothes...we are leading parallel lives. the running outside to do a coat of paint between meal service is so my M.O.

love it all!!!

clavs Thursday, March 10, 2011  

Hi there! I just became your newest follower from friday blog hop, have a nice day!...
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Beki Hilton Thursday, March 10, 2011  

Hi,
I'm a new follower from "Friend Finding Fridays" Love your blog! You can visit mine at http://mymodernguide.blogspot.com/

Have a great weekend!

Beki :-)

Are You A Mom Friday, March 11, 2011  

Hello,
I am your newest follower, please stop by, say hi and follow me too :)
Have a great day!
Maureen - Areyouamom.com

Valery (CEO Wanna Be) Friday, March 11, 2011  

Happy Friday. Stopping by to say hi, drop by any time
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Jennifer Friday, March 11, 2011  

Hi, I found you on the Social Parade and I'm a new follower. Stop by and say "HI" if you get a chance.
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I love that story, so funny! I'm a homeschool mom and I'm always trying to do 2 or 3 things at the same time so I totally get where you are coming from!

Thoughts from Her Friday, March 11, 2011  

Oh wow...love the desk!

Newest follower! Following from the hop...

When you get a chance, please stop by http://thoughtsfromher.com .

Thanks!

Ellie-A Little of This and a Little of That Friday, March 11, 2011  

I'm your newest follower from the You Like Me Friday Blog Hop. Also following on Facebook. If you get a minute please drop by and follow back. Have a super weekend!
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Tanya (a Taste of T) Saturday, March 12, 2011  

Looks AMAZING! Great find. I love when that happens.

Here from the blog hop. Great to meet you!
<3, New Follower
Tomorrow starts a week of giveaways on A Taste of T

gail@myrepurposedlife.net Sunday, March 13, 2011  

you know I love trash! :)

I've repurposed drawers like this too, it's a great use of trash.
I have many painted and ready for someone else to love.
gail

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