As I mentioned in my first post ever, I have a trash-digging obsession habit thing. If I see something old and mangled that I consider to have “good bones”, I just can’t help myself – I’ll rescue the poor thing and bring it home. Usually all it takes is a good cleaning and some prettying up and viola! You have a cheap (in some cases free), and an (almost) brand new little lovely for your home.
I don’t know if I should be ashamed or proud to admit that I’ve repeated this process so many times that I’ve even got my family in on the act. Our newest rescue was a GORGEOUS lampshade that my stepdad salvaged liberated from the trash pile at his work. I knew this lampshade would definitely have good bones, because where does my stepdad work?
At The Ritz Carlton. And they’re known for choosing things with good bones! ^_-
When I first clapped eyes on this baby, I was in love. It was big and Frenchy (ie: expensive-looking). Score!! However, I was also a little confused. “Umm… What’s wrong with it?” And then I saw it: a bit of a smudge. (They were going to throw it out because of that? Huh.) Oh well; their loss is my gain!!