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the vintage white globe!When I finished re-setting my (antique store) space last week with my newest bench, I decided to take a walk around and see what was new around me.

I found this WHITE vintage globe!  I can’t remember when I last saw one~ so I bought it!  (It felt. . .elegant!)

And cut it in half–

And gilded the inside–

And trimmed it with vintage ribbon–

And, well, you know~

I made another set of lights!

making the white globe light shades

I found a trio of these light sconces, long ago, at one of the ReStores I love to shop!

I thought they would make for some dressier lights!

*Although the sconces were meant to be hard-wired to a J-box,

they are set with a cord for plug in right now– just add a cord cover!

Wouldn’t they be cute on either side of a girl’s bed, or used in an office?!?

And they’re for sale in my (antq store) space!  $65 each

vintage white globe light sconces

I love the soft glow from the gilding~


the glow from the gilding~

for sale in my space~

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The ’71 Ford pickup tailgate is installed parked in Braeden’s bedroom!

–he tells me he’s more of a Chevy-guy.

We found we had to make some additional modifications while trying to install the bed—112 yr old house, remember.  It has some quirks to deal with.  But it’s in.

We still have a few adjustments to make.  Namely, when I was designing this bed, I thought he had a mattress and bunk-board.   Turns out he had an actual box-spring, so the bed sits too high in the frame.  He may be swapping box-spring for bunk-board with an older cousin.

I’ll add a pair of vintage car side mirrors I found at Sunday’s flea market, and, I think this ride might need a license plate!

I’ll have more to share very soon!

You can also see that his “worldly” lighting is up too!

And THANKFULLY—he likes his new room!  Woo hoo!


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It was one very LABORious weekend, and it hasn’t quite come to an end yet.  Suffice it to say, I had a hundred projects going on at once (as usual) !

Monday, I did manage to steal some early morning quiet time and vegged in front of the TV watching a string of “Junk Gypsies” that were looong backed up on the DVR!

And–O M G–what did I see, but

a project with a globe–being turned into a lamp shade!  Ha ha ha!

I love the purple globe, can’t say I’ve ever seen one before!  And I love the idea of making it a hanging light, but—

I was watching with great alarm to see her using a power tool   with bulky gloves on!  That’s just a recipe for disaster!

Please, don’t EVer do that!

If the blade of a saw would catch the glove, it would drag it right in faster than you could ever react.  Same with a drill, or a belt-styled sander!  Yikes!


It is such an easy project, and I also started out with a jig saw—but I found it was pretty rough on the globe and immediately switched to an oscillating saw!  It cut much cleaner too!

I hope you’ll try this! (sans gloves–)  I was also thinking it would be fun to put an ACtual globe on one of those lightening rods in the garden (in lieu of the usual armillary sphere).


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There are 4 key areas of change to Braeden’s bedroom:

  1. His dresser, turned into a bench,
  2. the locker  wall,
  3. the bed  wall,
  4. and, the closet!

While I’m painting “lockers,” let me share this other little project—

I found a hotel/motel styled swing arm lamp (that would be mounted between the two beds, even has a plug-in), and altered it to go beside his bed.

I found it at the ReStore for $5!

I’ve been sitting on the finished lamp until I show you the completed bed wall,  B U T—

  • It was that ugly “brass” finish, so I used some Rust O leum hand hammered spray paint.
  • Instead of standard lamp shades–let’s do something wAy more fUn!
  • I bought a vintage globe in the flea market–I think I paid about $7.  I cut it in half, painted the inside a watery blue, trimmed the raw edges—

–et voilà, lamp shades!

And I topped them with vintage finials!

It was interesting to take the globe apart and get to see how they actually make these things!

I have a sUper cool surprise of a headboard—

Braeden has NO IDEA,

and I can’t wait to finish it and share it with you!

It took quite a bit of sourcing for THIS idea, and it may very well

knock your socks off!


**If you go to this more recent post, you’ll find info on how to cut your globe!

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