Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A re purposed floor lamp!

Some of you may have seen my post last week about giving a lantern a patina finish.  In that post I showed you this gorgeous succulent planter.
Get green scene ambiance at light speed with a succulent-filled lantern. For this  look, we used raffia to anchor a ball of floral foam to the metal. Then we tucked in a variety of stems, along with bits of made-to-dangle greenery. To finish, we added diamond picks and hanging gems.

I think they are so pretty and I love succulents.
In may basement I had the following items:
This floor lamp someone was getting rid of...  
and these 2 wire lamp shades.
First things first, I unhooked and pulled the wire out, then I untwisted the sections of the lamp until it was the height I wanted it to be.
I glued the lampshades together using E6000 then used a bolt to attach them to the base.  Adding a finial to the top finished this step off.
It needs more still, right?


I decided it did so I added some crystals.


From there, I added some burlap and a plastic planter base then began filling it with succulents.

This is not as sassy as the one above since it doesn't have all the curves.  I only added a few succulents in hopes it  will fill itself in.



Happy Earth Day!  What did you save?

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

A new kitchen floor

Hello all!  I haven't gotten any new projects done that are worth talking about.  I have been busy tearing out old flooring and carpet, not to mention the staples!  We just had our kitchen and living room flooring replaced with hardwood.  Wow what a difference it makes.  I have been sharing the updates I have been doing in my kitchen so I thought you would like to see this final step.

I have already shown you how I did a wallpaper back splash and how I painted my kitchen cabinets.  This is the kitchen before the new flooring.


Here is the after.  I love it!  We chose cherry hickory and had it installed over Friday and Saturday.  I will be sharing my living room another time.  I am working on a few things to complete it first.  If you have hard wood floors, what do you use to clean them?  I would love to hear it.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fun settee makeover

I have wanted to do a whimsical and fun upholstery job for some time and finally got the chance.  I was asked to make over this settee with various fabrics to give it a new look.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Upholstering a wing back chair

In my opinion, a wing back is one of the hardest chairs to upholster.  Lots of pieces, piping, sewing, etc.  In this case I lucked out since I didn't have to sew a cushion, but still had lots of pieces and piping.  Follow along as I make over this wing back.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lantern gets a patina finish

I picked up this old lantern from a garage sale last summer.  I finally got around to deciding how to paint it.  I purchased this paint kit from Michael's , it's a patina antiquing set and it was on clearance!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Old Ottoman Gone Cute

Can you turn an ugly old ottoman cute?  Sure you can.  Fabric can do so much!  Take this old ottoman/foot stool for example.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Paint your kitchen cabinets- the easy way!

OK, how many of you out there find it a bit overwhelming just thinking about painting all of those kitchen cabinets?  I know I did.  I have a fairly large amount of cabinets and really wanted to paint them, but kept putting it off.  It is a major project, but I am here to show you how to do it easier.