Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lamp update

I really like these lamps; have had them quite a while, and decided to change them up a little today. The bases are beautiful; painted/chipped/glazed those last year. The current shades are jute covered...a challenge for painting! For this go-round, I added the upholstery fringe first...



then hand painted a simple stylized Eiffel Tower with a sample of black paint from Sherwin Williams. I did another one with Fleur de Lis on each side of the tower, but didn't like it so much. So now I think I'll need to hunt for two MORE matching shades. Thrift shops here I come! Hmmm, maybe I'll just recover the first one. Now THAT'S a thrifty idea! :)

OH! And that little table you see will soon be another Annie Sloan Chalk White re-do, as soon as my re-supply arrives. I've been so lucky to have been to Paris twice during the past few years, so having some of these things around me help me to remember those very special times in my life.


And speaking of blessings, must end this post with a couple of pics of my wee grandkidlets who are spending their summer with me here in Nova Scotia. This was their swim this afternoon at the lake a few minutes from where I live.




I count my blessings every . single . day.

I'm partying here and here and here and here.

Thank you SO much for visiting today! I wish you delightful times spent with the people you love and doing the things you love to do.

PS Thank you thank you THANK YOU to Teri for featuring my lamp!!



This makes my eastern Canadian heart HAPPY!!

28 comments:

  1. Love the frenchy touch, and your gradkids are adorable. Looks like fun.

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  2. Beautiful Lamp! How did you find the time with all of those sweet grandkids around?!? So glad you linked up to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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  3. Love the lamp flair. The tower especially. Nicely done. Thanks so much for linking it up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful. Can't wait to see the "new" table. :0
    Pam

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  4. That turned out very cute! Love all the pictures! I am visiting from Reasons To Skip The Housework and I am a new follower!! I hope you have a great week and I hope to see you around soo!!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  5. This is so fun- with the fringe especially! Glad to see you are enjoying your summer with the kiddos. Thanks so much for joining in the party this week!

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  6. Love your frenchy style I also am a "frenchy"

    KAT

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  7. Love the lamp! turned out great!


    come link it to my woot woot wednesday linky party!

    http://tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com/2011/07/woot-woot-wednesdays-2.html

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  8. Love it! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  9. Really love the lamp redo! You're very talented:)

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  10. Very very cute!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday", and for adding my link on your blog! :)

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  11. Lovely make-over and the kiddos look like they are having lots of fun! Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  12. Love the re-do on the lamp. Cute kids!

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  13. It was fun to find your blog through your sweet note. I love to see saved from the landfill or whatever goods made fabulous!

    Great sign project with the old doctor's office motif. I have no idea why I love the caduceus. My best find was an antique Minton tile with the caduceus on it.

    Have weekend~

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  14. Love it! Thank you for linking up to "It's a Party"! You are one of the features today!

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  15. Your lamp redo is wonderful! and the kids look like they are having a blast! thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

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  16. Very cute lampshade! Love what you did to it. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

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  17. I bet the fleur-di-lis shade turned out better than you think. The long fringe on this one is a nice touch.

    Thanks for linking to the party. I hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  18. Super cute! Love the lampshade and how it turned out! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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