Tuesday, September 07, 2010

another lamp story

One of my favorite treasures from this
summer's yard sale season,
was found tucked, unmarked, in a box of stuff
underneath a table ~ the price?...Free!

It's very heavy {cast iron?} and painted
white.  I love the aged patina, so just cleaned
it up and left it
as is. 
I searched some stores for the right size
shade, but only came up with ones
either too small or too large.
Finally, at another yard sale, I found
this somewhat dingy paper shade for $1.50...

With a remnant of fabric and some spray glue,
I recovered it...

... and gave it a new home in
the dining room.
Hope your Labor Day weekend was a good one,
and thanks, so much, for your nice comments on the tunic!

24 comments:

  1. Deb, you are just too talented! I think you should to move to the Hollow...:) JP

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  2. What a lucky find! Great job!

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  3. Looks great! Another treasure saved!

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  4. I couldn't remember who made the tunic. So glad to see it was you. I wrote down the pattern # and hope to sew one for myself sometime. You looked so nice in it. Thanks!

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  5. I couldn't remember who made the tunic. So glad to see it was you. I wrote down the pattern # and hope to sew one for myself sometime. You looked so nice in it. Thanks!

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  6. hi it looks like a classic piece now, how talented you are and good at repurposing, jennyx

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  7. hi it looks like a classic piece now, how talented you are and good at repurposing, jennyx

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  8. Free, the best kind of treasure! It looks fabulous!

    How do you tuck under the fabric so that it doesn't gap and show overlapping?

    Thanks!

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  9. Very nice! I like how the shade turned out!

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  10. I love treasures as such, when you find it and fix it and make it look so pretty! Great job!

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  11. That is a treasure!

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  12. Serendipitous finds Deb! Love it:-)

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  13. What a wonderful find indeed. Clarice

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  14. Don't you just love finding that one treasure that truly warms your heart when it all comes together so nicely in the end? Love it, Deb!

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  16. Don't you just love finding that one treasure that truly warms your heart when it all comes together so nicely in the end? Love it, Deb!

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  17. That is a treasure!

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  18. I love treasures as such, when you find it and fix it and make it look so pretty! Great job!

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  19. Very nice! I like how the shade turned out!

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  20. hi it looks like a classic piece now, how talented you are and good at repurposing, jennyx

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  21. I couldn't remember who made the tunic. So glad to see it was you. I wrote down the pattern # and hope to sew one for myself sometime. You looked so nice in it. Thanks!

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  22. Looks great! Another treasure saved!

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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