image via Vintage weave
Lately, I’ve been feeling inspired by all things industrial. So, I’ve picked up a couple of old metal box/trunks, and as usual, I’m not sure yet where they’re going to go, but I like their “old-beat-up-ness.” The smaller of the two had gobs of old ugly paint on it (yes, I do believe that old chippy paint can be beautiful, but this was just UGLY). So, this morning I got out my bottle of Citrustrip (the best paint stripper, ever) and started peeling back the layers.
Child #2 (age 8), who has an AMAZING eye, came out to see what I was working on and asked if he could help.
After working on it a bit, he said that he wanted to put it in his room. I told him “maybe” but we’d have to clean up the rust on the bottom so it didn’t get all over the carpet. To which he replied:
“Oh mom, I like the rust--it’s patina.”
Music to my ears.