I have a full plate today so I really shouldn't even be here but I thought I'd share a few photos of a spontaneous project.
A little background on my thrifting experience first. I've only done it twice in my life: once in college, because I was in need of cheap materials for a school project and the second time was about 2 months ago. I had an idea for a lamp project and wanted to experiment on something that I could mess around with and not feel guilty about it. I invested a whole $4 on a lamp and painted it with primer (originally the lamp was an awful shiny dark blue). That's as far as I've gotten with the project. The funny thing is that even though this traditional shape isn't something that I'd typically buy I'm actually using the lamp.
Yesterday, as I was reading with Little C, I saw the lamp again, I thought about my pending project (one of so many!) and had a fleeting thought. I wondered if I could draw on the matte paint using chalk. I gave it a shot and it worked. Even little C got into the action and drew a bunch of rainbows (she erased them before I could get a photo taken). The paint did get a little scratched with all the writing so now I'm very tempted to just buy chalk paint and forget about the original idea I had when I purchased the lamp.
As is usual with chalk, none of these took more than 5 seconds to complete. It'll be fun to change the look on a whim. Sorry about the blurry photos. I took them last night, I didn't want to use the flash and I was too lazy to pull out my tripod. ;)
It could go on and on...