Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Driving for inspiration....

Have you ever been driving down the road and just let your mind wonder?  Not that I'm suggesting that...but I grew up in a small pin dot on the map top kinda town, and after miles of fields your mind can begin to wonder and inspiration can well up at the sight of golden maize in a field, a vintage Chevy truck that's found a home in an old weather beaten barn, or the beautiful blue flame licked with orange and yellows burning off gas from the oil wells.  I miss my old stomping grounds and will be going for a visit this weekend!  And I'm hoping I can find inspiration there!  In reality, I'm positive I can!  And as a bonus, it's supposed to be a balmy 48*!  Yes, balmy for me up here in Northern Illinois! (25* as I type this :)


You may be wondering for what I am looking inspiration for....let me just show you the interesting little piece I picked up the other day.
I KNOW!  It's a total MESS!  What have I gotten myself into???  Well, this is where the saying "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" comes to play...and I'm sure after 10 hours of driving (round trip of course...Illinois isn't that long lol~), I will be filled with ideas to transform this into beauty!

As you can see, I've actually already started on this piece.  I think the previous owner had plants on it as there was water damage to the top.  Luckily, the bones of these two pieces are solid as a rock!  It even still has the vintage caster wheels!  I just love those! 

So, time to get to know YOU!  What inspires you?  Where do you find your "What have I gotten myself into" pieces?  Or how about this one...how do you get the kids to stop fighting in the car for these road trips? lol~

Enjoy~
Christie

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  1. Looks like great pieces. Can't wait to see what they look like when you're done. I enjoyed your typewriter post also. I remember typing on a typewriter with no 1 key. I always got my fingers stuck in between the keys though. This was when I was a kid though.

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