Yeah, needs help. The top is prying off, for one. Then there's this on top.
Now I can appreciate the time and effort that went into this painting of a day lily. It's actually quite good. I mean, really, I couldn't come close to painting anything this good. (You should see my drawings in Pictionary...is that a dog or Texas?) That being said, the day lily is just not me. The whole table's a little rough, right? It actually is literally rough. I almost got a brush burn when I picked this thing up. Sanding needed ASAP for sure.
But do you see the potential?
This is what I pictured in my head when I spotted the little Moroccan table at GW the other day.
Next up is this faux flower planter. Okay, so this thing looks a million times better on here. It literally looks like crap in person. And it smells. But it's sorta one of those weird I-kinda-like-it smells, know what I mean? It reminds me of my grandmother. She had "flowers" like this in her house and they all had "that smell"--something in between cigarettes and old newspapers stashed in the bottom of a trunk in your basement.
But I really like the vase. Cute, right? And since my arranging extravaganza the other day, I'm eager to keep trying out new/different arrangements.
And lastly, this thing.
I'm not even sure what to call it--a post? I have no idea what it was in its former life (maybe part of a banister?) but in its future life it'll be a floor lamp. What, isn't that what you saw too? I love the detail up top.
We'll just cut the bottom off a bit and put some kind of base on it since I think we'd be pushing our luck if we hoped it would just stay in that upright position. I currently have a rinky-dink floor lamp that I've been wanting to beef up and have been looking around for the last year or so for something that'd fit the bill. When I saw it at my local thrift shop, I knew it could possible work. So we'll see. I actually just saw a lamp today made out of a huge post. It was really cool looking. So it's definitely possible.
So there ya go--potential, baby, potential. Next time you're staring at a pile of junk, ask yourself, "Does this crap have potential?" Remember, sometime you gotta look past the pee-stained carpet to see the diamond in the rough. It's usually there staring right back at ya. Just gotta look for it.