Flea market shopping is a great treasure hunt for me. A few weeks ago we went to the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet. I love that place. I could walk up and down those aisles multiple times and see something new Every. Single. Time.
I saw a couple that I haven’t seen before (I go there a lot). They had a table covered with rusty junk. I spotted an oil can and asked him how much.
The guy kindly replied, “I don’t know, a dollar?”
I handed it to him with no haggling. After all, there was a similar one a few rows back for $8. So, I checked out the rest of the table and found this circular object. I had no idea what it was so I asked.
The man replied, “I have no idea. All this stuff has been sitting in my dad’s barn for years and I just want to get rid of it. I’ll give it to you for a dollar.”
He saw a piece of junk. I saw a beautiful rustic industrial style frame. My initial thought was to use it as a frame for a great piece of art or a beautiful piece of fabric. When I brought it home, it sat on my table for a few days.
Then, I was running late to take my daughter to school the other day so I looked up at the time. I had an instant “aha” moment, took the clock off of my wall, and ran downstairs setting the clock on the table on my way out the door to take my daughter to school.
When I got home the clocked nestled perfectly inside this rusty old piece of metal I found.
It fit my décor perfectly…