Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Fun Lamp Makeover

So most of you know that I'm in the process of redoing Halie's "big girl"room in Shabby Chic style and that I'm also revamping mine and the Hubster's room as well. We've had a pair of these lamps on either side of our bed for a few years and they're beautiful and I've really liked them. (Please excuse the water stain on the shade on this one. I forgot to take the "before" picture of the other lamp and had to settle for this less than perfect one after the fact.) But since the style of the room is changing they no longer matched my vision of what I want for the room. So I had them in the collection of yard sale stuff waiting for Spring.

But then I realized, wait a minute, the style is perfect for Halie's room, it just needs a little help. So I whipped out my white and red craft paint and mixed up some pink and went to work. Then I went to Hobby Lobby and found THE most perfect little trim to dress it up and give it that extra little touch of purdiness. I think I probably did it backwards, I should have picked out the trim first and matched the paint to the trim, but I was too excited to wait until I could get to the store. And in the end it all worked out perfectly anyways. Yay me! : )

So here she is.....





Ain't that just the sweetest lil' Shabby Chic lamp you've ever seen?!? I have to say, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

While I was at Hobby Lobby, out of curiosity, I checked out the lamp aisle. I found something that was somewhat similar for..........$50!! This one only cost me the $7 for the trim. It could have been even cheaper than that, but I didn't have a 40% off coupon. (Waaaaaa!) But again, I was too excited to wait until I got one. Oh well.

On what was supposed to be a quick trip to Goodwill the other day to return some shoes, I came home with this......

...... and turned it into this.

I'm not sure I'm completely satisfied with the arrangement yet, and obviously I still need to fill that picture frame (I'm so terrible about that) but it's coming along nicely. Still on my "to do" list for her room is to redo the 80's style, honey oak and brass dresser.

So what do you think? And what about you, have you upcycled or restyled something fabulous lately? I'd love to hear about it.
I'm new at this, but I'm going to attempt to link up to Donna's Saturday Nite Special over at Funky Junk Interiors. (LOVE that blog!)
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Monday, January 17, 2011

Whew! Long Time, No See

So here I am, back to the land of blogging! Did you miss me? Life has been so crazy and busy lately, sorry there have been no new posts.

In December we left the life we've known and loved......

we packed up our house....

loaded up the moving truck......

...and moved to the chilly north....Ohio!

We've been busy unpacking and settling in to our new home....

celebrating Christmas...

(Isn't he the cutest thing ever?!?)

...and enjoying lots of play time in the snow!

Now that things are slowing down a bit, I hope to get back to regular entries!


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