I have a teensy-tiny, I mean barely even a problem, really, with grabbing perfectly good – and often beautiful – things people leave on the street and dragging it into my own house to fix up and redo. I mean, it’s not like I do it all the time (laughs too loud) even though I’m constantly reminded not to bring in any more things until I’ve finished with the ones I’ve got! (Pats hair nervously.)
Take this picture frame for example:
Walking down the street one day, I saw a couple lean it up against a signpost next to a pile of garbage and walk away. My eyes flicked around nervously. Almost two feet tall, solidly constructed – just in a weird shade of gold with a cheap print inside – I mean, you’d have to be CRAZY to throw this thing out. It was gorgeous! I made a run for it, darting like I was being chased, and ran it back to my house before I continued with my day. And good thing I did because now it funkily decorates my kitchen like this!
How-to, you say? With just a little bit of spray paint and the fortunate accident of breaking the glass in the frame all over the living room. The whole project was like a crafter’s dream – from finding the materials for free to the cool mistake that actually improved the project. Keep reading after the jump!