Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We got lamps!

I found the lamps I was looking for at an amazing yard sale a couple of weeks ago. These little beauties were on the dollar table:

I loved the shape of the lamps just not the colors.So after a tiny bit of sanding and two coats of the same white spray paint I used on the mirror we have this
After searching for several weeks for cheapy lamp shades with no results I finally caved in and bought them at target for $7.99 each-more than I had wanted to spend but Sophia really loved the colors.
They are in her room now but I think they need more "oomph" so if anyone has any suggestions I'm all ears!

At  that same yard sale they had a 25 cents table where I got this glass plate. Looks like it was never used.

And this wine glass

I love the stem of this glass.

Now people who know me well know I have a very serious addiction to footed cake stands,candy dishes,platters basically any footed.So can you guess where I'm going with this...


I just washed them and glued them together E600 glue.
After I finished I decided I wasn't crazy about it for a cake stand so I put it on Gabriella's new mirror
as a jewelry display. She can hang her earrings off the edge and put bracelets and necklaces on top.She loves it.
Not too shabby for 50 cents and a dab of glue.

I would have never thought of doing this had it not been for this post I read on
Emily is chock-full of inspiring ideas and her blog is one of my first reads in the morning.
Big thanks  Emily for getting my idea juices a flowin'!

Next is this chair that I got at another yard sale for $3.00 for Sophia's desk

I already started stripping it of the 200 layers of paint it has on it and hopefully by next week I'll have it done.Hopefully but not likely-come on it's me we're talking about!


  1. Hey Dawn thanks so much!!! You're so sweet!! I love the stand you made and can't wait to see your finished chair! Did you see my post today about rosettes and lamps? I think they would be super cute on your lamps. :)

  2. I just saw it and they are perfect for my lamps. Guess I know what my next project is!


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