chalk & sequins

So I was minding my own business at one of my favorite spots to find goodies and stopped dead in my tracks by this little beaut, beckoning me in all its glory:


A Tiffany-blue old beat-up school desk!!  Is this real life?!  Although I didn't know what I was going to do with it, it was too amazing to pass up.  That, my friends, is the definition of an impulse buy.  But when it's at a thrift store, I don't deal with too much shopper's remorse.  So a little brainstorming and a trip to Lowe's and Hobby Lobby later, I turned this sucker into a makeshift chalkboard for a young scholar!  Lucky me, I knew just the curly-headed lad with a larger-than-life personality that would do this desk justice.  I managed to recruit a couple fabulous, imaginative friends to make a photoshoot happen, and we spent a day trekking around the park with old books, apples, dinosaurs, candy, and cowboy gear in tote.  Oh yeah, and the desk.  Sweaty? Yes. Worth it? Heck yes!  Can't wait to get the pics back and put them up!  Until then, here are some sneak peeks from the day...



P.s. I found this too...and couldn't resist to try it on.  I mean, it was all sequins.  What happens at the thrift store, stays at the thrift store...