There seems to be a theme happening that combines a list of recent things…
One: Yard Sales. Two: My Powder Room. Three: Art.
Two weeks ago, my fella and I spotted a yard sale across the street. Oh ya. It was to be our first yard sale together. Donning handy and passable-for-outside clothes, we grabbed some coins, our coffees, and headed over.
The yard was typical Toronto-sized (read: small, yet requiring a lawn mower). There were a few tables covered in knick knacks, randomly placed cardboard boxes of books and such, a clothes rack with women’s items and a bench with men’s. My fella picked up a grey cardigan that immediately made his plaid comfy pant/tshirt ensemble look studious and dapper. I knew he would look handsome in it and that I would be comfortable ‘borrowing’ it. As well, we scored three old decorative metal switch plates. We knew that they wouldn’t work with our light switches but they were too cool to dismiss. Plus, the price was too good to pass up; 30 cents each or 3 for a dollar. Ya, the math didn’t add up to any of us. But with a laugh by all, a loonie was given and we walked back home with our treasures.
The yard sale score had me staring at those darn switch plates for awhile, that is, ’till today when the idea hit me… I’ve got all those old frames that I scored at a yard sale last year in my old hood, plus the others I’ve been collecting. If I turned those switch plates into art pieces they would all fit perfectly together! But wait, there is more! What if I put art in those little switch ‘windows’!
Put that all together and you get this…
I used a stamp from Paris that I had been saving for… well, because I liked it. Purple, Paris, and postage: what’s not to love! For the others I used vintage-style post cards that happen to have a lot of kissy-face pics.
All those items arranged on the now Rapture red walls turned our old beige boring 2 piece washroom into a dramatic and thematic mini-salon-style powder room. C’est bon!
Now, on to the next project(s)!