“Buy” The Numbers

26 Feb

In case you don’t live in Rochester you might not know that we had a major sneak attack snow storm on Friday. This was disappointing because I was all geared up to do some serious estate sale shopping. Not one to be deterred by the snow I ventured out and found some real gems. First I got an old christmas tree stand for 5.00 which you can see here (notice the snow):


Then I went to a sale just around the corner, this place was jammed with stuff. I headed right to the basement, I feel like its where the best stuff is. Then I found what might be the start of something spectacular at IBB. Stuffed between a bookcase and a an old stove was a vintage paint by numbers scene of a barn and rolling hills. I liked it, but wasn’t sure if it was something I needed to have. I left the sale empty-handed and headed to Barnes & Noble where I could read as many home interior magazines as I want for free. That’s when I saw this:


Ugh! dang it! I knew I had a good idea. I think this was printed in Coastal Living or something like that. A whole wall of old paint by numbers. This person has a Sea theme, which makes it even cooler. I’m not sure how you folks feel about this idea, but I really like it. So the next morning I was back at the estate sale digging around in the basement for this the paint by numbers which I got for 2.00:

I’ve got a long way to go, but its a start.

4 Responses to ““Buy” The Numbers”

  1. Kelly February 26, 2011 at 11:42 PM #

    Awesome. You’re inspiring me to actually decorate my house . . .

    (Also, love the sneak attack reference. Do you know what that means??)

  2. joe February 27, 2011 at 12:41 AM #

    the paintings on the wall in coastal living look like they are mostly by edward hopper … who just happens to be my fav artisit. i reproduced one of his paintings and its hanging on my bedroom wall right now.

  3. Megan March 1, 2011 at 3:51 PM #

    love it!!! 🙂

  4. Karen Anne May 17, 2011 at 9:05 AM #

    I have a paint by numbers upstairs. Is it good or bad that I did it myself decades ago 🙂

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