Thursday, September 22, 2011

lamp re-do and fail

Inspired by one of my favorite bloggers  miss mustard seed I found a recent post of her HGTV summer tutorials, this beauty in particular caught my eye: 

I thought hey! I've got an old lamp that I can do this to, here is my old lamp looking quite sad and dated:

And here is what it looks like after:

*the console table is still a work in progress

Handy hubby spray painted the lamp base first, with oil rubbed bronze by Krylon. I then used miss mustard seeds tutorial by hot gluing the twine and wrapping it around my lamp base. 
Half way through the project,
it was looking like a hot mess. Picture me and my lamp tangled in twine, that's not an exaggeration. I'm guessing the shape of my lamp was too detailed to pull it off. I unfortunatley dont have a picture of the ugly twine wrapping dilemma, I ripped off all the twine and then just ended up buying a new lampshade and calling it a day. Sometimes you gotta know when you've been beat when it comes to d.i.y projects, and I'd been beat. So it may not be an amazing transformation but it sure beats the brassy nasty that was residing in my home. And I've got a new lamp that only cost me $15.79, that's a small accomplishment to say the least.

Monday, September 5, 2011

35 weeks

It really only occurred to me a few days ago I haven't taken any photos of myself during this pregnancy. This pregnancy has been a blur, it's gone by SO fast. In my current state of mind I don't care, but I don't want to look back years from now with regret that we didn't snap any photos of my little girl(in utero) and I. 

 So as much as I don't like sharing many photos of myself, here are a few my hubby snapped just the other day with my wonderful sister in-law's new camera.


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