Here’s some of the lighting I’ve been working on to go to the store.
Things I’ve been sitting on for a while, and a recent find.
I got stUck with this lamp shade just to buy a lamp I WAnted.
Fortunately, the shape and scale were good for this lamp I recently bought at The ReStore’s annual ½-price sale.
I stRIPPED the burgundy crushed velvet off -that someone else used to “improve” it. Can you say FAILure. (could nOt torture my camera for picture)
I gilded the interior for a softer glow -and wallpapered the outside with anaglyptic paper. And you can see I needed more fingers (than I had) so clothespins became my little helpers!
$5 $2.50 lamp!
I loved that it was turned wood –and that SHApe!
I spray painted it a soft white.
I painted the wallpapered shade with a soft white too, but I dark waxed it to show the texture better.
*You’ve really got to click on the picture to see this closer up~ so pretty!
Dang it~I forgot to take a before picture of the “chandy” aNd the lamp shade frame–sorry. The chandelier was stripped from a “structure” I wanted~ but I DidN’t throw it out, “. . .cause I might be able to use it later!” It was also that nAsty-shiny gold.
The shade was 1 of a pair I rescued from a dumpster! I patiently sat with a glue gun and some old lace and covered the wire frame. (I’d like to cover the 2nd one with a really loose-weave burlap I bought at Scott’s.)
I was totally playing with the hot glue gun and added wax drips to the candle sleeves before I painted away the rest of that nAsty gold.
I forgot to get a picture of this baby chandelier, but it just so happened to get caught in this shot~yAy! It’s a cute little guy, but it could be c-Uu-t-er.
I dry-brushed it with a pale blue eggshell, then with a soft white, and waxed it, and added some cottage-y chandelier shades I’ve had forEVer!
But I was so hurried to get it to the store— now that I see it hanging~ooooh, eeey. It’s tOO plain, and the shades are tOO big. I’ll be re-working this fixture.
*I went back again to that auction today, but was out bid on everything I wanted by the antiques store owners, and consignment shop owners that got it all.
I left with 1 item~I’m sure only because none of them had interest in it.
I’ll play with it and flip it too! It was $35
A few things I was out bid on. . .
And~look what I saw in a trophy case going in! I guess it wasn’t part of an urn, but rather, part of a trophy!
I’m sharing these projects with these FABulous linky parties!
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