Monday, June 9, 2008

Drab to Fab!

Favorite Find or Fix-up

(tag for everyone!)

Great bedside lamps

I thought it'd be fun to share a favorite find or fix-up.  Mine just happens to be both.  I used to do a decent amount of thrift store shopping--still do when I think about it.  The second I walked into Salvation Army I knew these huge old lamps were mine.  They were $70 for the pair then I realized the 1/2 off tag--now that's more like it!  I brought them home and put them on either side of my bed.  I loved them but they were blah.

I livened them up with bright pink and green ribbon and painted the clear crystals lime.  I'm still not sick of them after about three years.  I do so love pink and green together.

If you have something to share (and I KNOW you do!) post a comment so we can click and see. Try to do it by the stroke of midnight on Tuesday. Deadlines are your friend. 

Let us sneak a peek! 


Jayne Layne said...

Great idea! I have always loved those lamps, you did such a great job on them. I posted a couple of things on my blog. Fun idea.

Lauralee said...

love the lamps.. love what you added! I don't think I would get sick of them either!

they do biodiesel eh? I will email you!

jill said...

I love those lamps, I'm waiting for you to tire of them, so I can put them in my house

Chris said...

I love the show and tell idea. I have lots of goodwill at my house! We could do a show and tell weekly:) Love the lamps. You will have to wait to see my show and tell until after work.

careymc said...

You have such a knack! I'd love to have the eye to spot something and then make it into something great. Unfortunately, I need to see something on display in perfect form. :) Show us what else you've done!

Ann Marie said...

I LOVE this idea! I know I say LOVE way too much!

I have lots of things and no before/after pictures, so maybe I'll show my kitchen. It was drab, and I personally think it's fab.
I'll try and get pictures,and make it by the deadline...

Is that your room? It's cute! I love the moulding. So, how do you paint crystals? I have never seen it done before.
Thanks for sharing your cute room with us. I think you should show us more too! :)

jill said...

Okay, I'm back and I took the challenge! Come see.

In Season said...

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Jek said...

ALways have loved those lamps!! I remember being there when you did it, I think! Remember i used to be there for most memorable events?