Holy Hanna, it can’t be Thursday already. This week got away from me. I have been so busy with many projects that I seemed to have missed Tues/Wed/Thurs. I am working on five right now and have two dec jobs. Living the creative life keeps me busy, but always makes me happy.
Now that I made my excuses for not posting anything earlier this week – I do have two to show you – a tiny one and a Spring room refresh. It started when I wanted to put new lamps in my family room. I had a pair, but bought them to use in two separate rooms. One was in my stufioffice and the other in my basement. I always thought they were too tall for my family room, but when I put them on the sideboard behind the sofa… I liked. What I like even better is that I shopped my house to find what I needed. I love shopping my home for goods, it is inexpensive and rewarding to see items used in different ways and rooms. Since I didn’t have another lamp I liked to replace the one I took out of the studioffice I had to go to out shopping at a store for a replacement.
(Shutter speed on camera slower than TV screen. Hope it doesn’t make you dizzy looking at it.)
I had this lamp in my inspiration file. I like the vertical lines. I went out in search for something like it.
I was pretty happy when I stumbled upon this one at my favorite thrift store for $4.30. Didn’t like the wood top section, but it was an easy fix with some white paint.
The harp that came with it made the lamp too tall, so I went to my lamp stash in my basement and found a short one.
I also had some lamp shades in my stash and chose a white barrel shaped one. I wanted to add a bit of color to it in the way of ribbon. I found some inexpensive bright and cheery ribbon at Walmart. I bought two because I could not decide which color I liked better.
I am thinking if I add pops of color throughout my house – it will feel like Spring has already arrived and the white stuff aka Snow won’t show itself again until December.
I went with the pink ribbon as I have green on the other side of the room which you will see down a few photos in this post. I simply turned one end of the ribbon under to create a clean edge and hot glued it to the other end of the ribbon on the back of the shade with a dab of hot glue. This way when I want to change it, it is easily removed and no damage to the shade.
Now there is light again in my studioffice shining down on some of my favorite things.
I also found $5.00 clearance shades at Target last week that were perfect for my desk. I change the shades on these lamps as often as most women change their nail polish. I have a few different sets – white, blue, black and now green – Spring Green!
Adding them to the desk has made me want to de-clutter and clean up my space even more. I took down the big inspiration board and left only a small one. I may even move that or take it down completely – not sure yet what I am going to do. Gotta think on it. I have so many creative things going on in my life that it is kind of nice to just come in here now and think – no distracting clutter. My focus is on my creative pursuits, not my stuff anymore. It is a liberating feeling.
Over the next few days I will be putting the finishing touches on an ottoman and a fireplace screen I am making. I hope to have them ready to show you soon.
In the meantime I made a new rug with a vinyl remnant, but this time I painted it. You can check it out and download the pattern by clicking on the momtastic.com button.
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