I’m currently trying to turn our spare room into somewhere I can work properly without having to step over piles of laundry and boxes of fabric. Streamline baby! There are a few items I need to find to complete it but thrifting being thrifting it can be hard to find what you need without months or even years of hunting.
I’d been after an old fashioned, metal wastepaper bin for years but stepped up the hunt after lusting over some gorgeous examples on American blogs over recent months. I couldn’t find one anywhere and the ones I did find were coming out at around £55 when I factored in postage, totally out of my budget. Well, whaddya know? Yesterday I found one in a local charity shop for £1. I carried that bloody bin home with my food shopping and umbrella stuffed inside. Turns out everyone in Didsbury saw it as a sartorial choice rather than my bid to save the world from yet another plastic bag. I swear I’m now known as bin lady to the locals. Anyway, something is telling me it needs a little cosmetic help. Something is telling me to spray paint it with some red gloss spray paint that I have sitting around doing nada but something else, back there in the deepest depths of my mind, is telling me to put the spray can down, step away from the bin and just let it damn well be. What say ye my little thriftsters? To spray or not to spray?