Today I went to Goodwill and came across a major score.
How awesome is this vintage globe??? I've seen older globes used as home decor on Pinterest and magazines, and I really like the look. Now I have one of my own for the low price of five bucks. I can't find a date on it anywhere, but at least a couple of places on it give me a clue.
Yep, that's the USSR.
And yep, that's Burma. So of course this globe isn't really educational (other than for history!), but I still think it's a cool find. Not to mention it's in fantastic shape; no scratches or dents anywhere. Right now it's sitting on top of my china cabinet in the dining room.
If we ever have a special room just for homeschooling, the globe might be cute to put in there too. Again, pretty much just for decorative purposes. :o)
I also finally knocked out a spray paint project I've been meaning to do. One thing you can almost always find at thrift stores are brass candlesticks. I found this pair for a few bucks awhile back.
And no, brass is not my thing. But I liked the shape of these. So I got a bottle of spray paint in "Ivy Leaf" and gave them a couple of coats. I wanted a nice distressed look (not a glossy, plastic-y look), so I didn't bother using primer first. Well, that, and I didn't even have primer at the house! I gave them awhile to dry and here they are.
I looooooove them. You can see little imperfections on them, where maybe the paint didn't get in a groove or maybe a slight stain on the brass showed through, but that's the way I like things. I want to find more of these candlesticks in different heights and do different colors for every season! For now these lovely green ones will do fine. :o)