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Friday, October 16, 2009

Feature Friday: Teri’s PINK post

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and since our lives were touched directly when our favorite person on Earth, our Grandma, was diagnosed, this post is all about pink!

Friday is about all things “F”, so today I present a Finished project (which is nothing to sneeze about around here). I facied up and frillified my daughters lamp. It worked just fine, but the shade was demolished in our last move, so it has been standing naked for a bit. It was also very blue, which no longer matches her room. I also got to try Freezer paper stenciling for the first time. It was a bit difficult to make it work (as I was warned it would be by fellow blogger, Erin @ Sutton Grace, thanks for the info Erin!), but I LOVE the way it turned out. Most importantly, so does my daughter!

BEFORE:

October 2009 121

AFTER:

October 2009 117

Supplies:

Lamp (free – already had)

Shade ($3 @ Homegoods)

Spray paint in choice of colors (had yellow from another project, $4 for can of pink)

dollar store rope ($1)

hot glue & glue gun (in stash)

trim ($1.50 on clearance @ Michael’s)

freezer paper for stencil (in stash)

Total cost: less than $10

*This post edited to add that we are participating in Transformation Thursday on The Shabby Chic Cottage...thanks for visiting if you linked up from there, if not, you'd better head on over for some great transformations!!!

**Edited again to link up to Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors, click on the button below .

***Also participating in Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch and Made it Monday @ The Persimmon Perch and DIY Day @ ASPTL (click on the button below)
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

DIY Day @ ASPTL

15 comments:

Patti said...

very clever re-do...love how it turned out

Matt and Ashlee said...

That looks amazing! Great Lamp Revamp!!

DoYouLoveLucy said...

oh! this is so cute! very nice!

Kate said...

Love it how darling. Great posts love the kids too cute!

Have a great weekend!
Kate

Shanty 2 Chic said...

So cute! This turned out great... very creative!
~Whitney

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Very cool lamp redo! I love that feeling of saving money and getting something new!

~Misti

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhhh yeah... that rope is right up my alley! That's a really neat idea I've seen done on vases too. My head hurts. I need to do this. Thanks! (I think??) :D

Cool that you joined the linky party!

Funky Junk Donna

Kim said...

@cheapchichome. My daughter really wants a new lamp. This is a great idea--kids tastes change, what, like every other month...

The DIY Show Off said...

So cute! And inspiring! I can't wait to give it a shot! Thanks for sharing!

Roeshel

niartist said...

That looks like an entirely different lamp! Great job, love that shade too! Hope you can check out my blog soon, the first of the many interior shots of the house now that I'm having better luck with my camera. The first of the series is up now!

{ L } said...

That is too cute! :) Great job!

The Persimmon Perch said...

So cute! Great job.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun makeover, and if you had told me that those two lamps were the same, I would have not believed you until I saw it with my own two eyes... the sign of a major met!

Happy Met Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

So cute and so inspiring, you see a vision and have fun doing it, I love that...I am a new follower of yours, come for a visit.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very creative with the dollar store rope! You can find some good stuff there. Cute transformation!