Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Lamp

Note to Self:  when shopping for a lamp shade, bring the lamp with you or this happens:

It actually looks better here than it does in person.  When my husband saw it he said "that is one ugly lamp".  I believe in this lamp!  I know it has potential!!  I will soldier onward and try again tomorrow - with lamp in hand this time :)

Friday, July 29, 2011


I have been inspired by reading home design bloggers who frequent garage sales and thrift shops to find other people's castaways that they turn into beautiful pieces for their home.  I took a stroll through our local Value Village and found this lamp for $7.99.

 I am still not sure what I think of it.  I like the cat tails on it because we live out in the country and often see them in the ditches.  The colours work in my living room but I am not sure what colour or style of shade to put with it.  I am going to have a look tonight to see what I can find.  I will post a photo of what I come up with.  Any ideas?