I am addicted to France.

Somewhere in a previous life I was most definitely living in Paris, throwing my scarf over my shoulder and walking down cobblestone streets in high heels.

While I can’t be in Paris as much as I’d like – I can certainly bring Paris to me.

Which is why my addiction to thrift stores is also a good thing.

 

Because something I love to do is find art in weird things.

 

Now here is something people rave about when they visit my home.

(And that’s BEFORE they see what it really is.)

 

I found this gorgeous French picture about 20 years ago in a thrift shop.

It was jammed in with a bunch of other mirrors and old pictures.

 

When I pulled it out of the pile – my aunt said,

“Oh – that is not just a picture!”

And she walked over to it and did this:

 

Thrift Paris card table

 

 

And then this:

 

Thrift store art

 

And Ta-Dah – here is what it turned into:

 

Thrift store card table find

 

A Vintage Bridge Card Table.

I paid $20 for it and it’s hung on my walls ever since. And I’ve occasionally used it as a table too.

 

Now it is in my French bathroom so I can stare at it and dream of Paris from the bathtub.

 

Be creative with the art in your home – see the unusual in the ordinary.

(And make sure to comment and share something you use as art and the story behind it! Show me a pic too – we’d love to see it!)