I’ve been so excited to bring some spring into my home. We had some really big plans to do a big renovation on our upstairs living room this spring. And because of silly health reasons we know it won’t be happening until AT LEAST late summer. So stinker. Oh well.
In lieu of beautiful new wood floors and yummy gray cabinets….I decided to get out the most bright and cheery spring decor I could find.
But I felt like I was missing something. More Easter. More Bunnies. More things that remind me of candy. (because….let’s face it….candy is delightful)
Tuesday is “Mommy Day” because I drop off my daughter at her preschool. Then, I go to: McD’s for a large Diet Coke and a sausage McMuffin (no egg, no cheese), Target, Hobby Lobby, and a round at the Thrift Store.
Look what greeted me at my Mommy Day thrift store shopping! Dirty, tacky bunny rabbits. Sweet!
In the past, when I was dumb and snobby, I wouldn’t have even looked twice at them. But now that all my “thrifting” friends have taught me the error of my ways…..I could see their amazing potential.
- (promise me you’ll look past my exterior of: no make-up, no bra, zit face, and a cookie monster tee shirt? Something amazing is hiding in there! Probably.)
I took my bunnies home and cleaned off their goop.
Then I shot them with a spray of white primer. And for REALSIES they could remain white. They are beautiful plain white. And one day, when I’m super classy, they might return to white. That’s not today though.
Today I need LOTS of cheer in my Spring home. So my buddies got a shot of glossy yellow and hot pink. (and that little green guy came like that! Yep. $0.75 of hopping lime goodness! He’s awesome!)
Make sure, when you decide to venture into the thrift store isles….that you see the potential of what’s there. And not just what it looks like now.
Get a mind-set that you’re gonna do an amazing make-over show….and need someone who will come out looking like a million bucks when you give them new glasses and a hair-do from this century.
Lots of things have potential. Actually…lots of people have potential too.
Let’s pretend this is a super deep entry about seeing the potential in others. And not about my super cute hot pink rabbit. (even though he is amazing)