Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Little Crafty: Umbrella Holder

So it turns out that working has cut into my Goodwill hunting considerably. It has also kept me from starting and finishing some of the projects currently waiting for me in my basement, because as I might have mentioned before, it's kinda hard to work on a project when you have about 8 random minutes a day that belong only to you. (Got your little violins out? Play me a pretty little tune and cry me some wee tears of sympathy. Woe is me, my life is soooo hard!)

Last week I threw caution to the wind, shut the door on the mountain of dirty clothes that were multiplying in my laundry room, and headed out to GW. I know! I live on the edge, y'all. Whilst strolling the aisles in search of some specific things (things, by the way, that I have yet to encounter and for which I am still looking) there were a few things that caught my eye and got my creative juices flowing. One of them was a galvanized metal flower pot. If you spend any time at all in a thrift store, you know of which I speak--they are tall, skinny, and easily found. In fact, this is the second one I've purchased. The first I spray painted white and put in my (still unfinished) mudroom. I had different ideas for this one. It still involved paint of the spray variety, but a bit different. Are you ready?

I used spray chalkboard paint! And you know what? I am a little in love with this thing. Sad, but true. I have changed the message a couple of times already and my 5 year old has doodled on it as well. (heh--just made it sound like she's not potty trained...) I have written "Rain, rain, go away," "Raindrops keep fallin' on my head," "Rain showers bring pretty flowers," (since it's not April) and I've drawn various umbrellas, clouds, and raindrops on it. I love it!

And also, I am apparently easily entertained.

Can you read this? It says: Put your umbrella here or face the wrath of the CRAZY WOMAN.
She may or may not be me. Perhaps she is, like on so many soap operas, my evil twin.

I may have to be on the lookout for some more of these, because they would make an awesome housewarming, wedding, or shower gift. I think they would be a well-received gift. And if the recipient is as easily entertained as I am? Bonus points!

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