Sunday, August 16, 2015

Choosing Lamps for the Master Bedroom Makeover

I have found two lamps that I'm thinking are going to work for my Master Bedroom Makeover.  

I found the first at Goodwill 1/2 off.  I paid $1.99 for it!  That's a find.

Then I found these 2 shades at a garage sale.  I kinda bundled everything I bought so I don't really have a price but probably around $2 for the 2 of them.  They were in great shape.

Later at another quick stop I scored this cute lamp.  Definitely this one is for my side.  Love the curves of the legs.  Guess how much?  $0.50!!!!  I thought it was broke and would need rewired, but it wasn't.  It just had a bulb broke of in it.

I just need to decide.  Should I leave them brass, or paint them or what?  Here is a few of my inspiration photos that I have been pinning.

Love  the French Country on this.


The shiny on this is what attracted me.

Transform some Goodwill lamps with Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, which dries into a mirror-like finish

Love the lamp shade on this one.

Love this Lamp/ DIY along with 13 other great ideas!

I feel like the shade is too big on the curvy lamp.  The shades are a little too white.  (Though the pics here don't show it.)  What do you all think?

When I think of how much I have spent on home decor in the past.  And how I thought everything had to be new and perfect.  Not sure if I should sulk in the thought of how stupid I was or relish in how far I've come!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Art Wall - Love Your Rustic Country Home & Display the Kids Art

One day while sitting, Pinning happily, I thought, "I need to make an effort to make my real home look like my Pinterest Home!"  Am  I right, ladies?

There are so many little things, that don't take long to complete.  Even if I just get one done at a time, eventually I'll have a real life Pinterest Home.

This week. I snuck outside (while hubby was at work) and snatched up an old bed frame that the guys thought they were going to use like a hog panel.  AhAh!  I had other plans for it.


I washed it thoroughly, clear coated it and headed upstairs to the school room.

First I had to move the giant chalk board that had been hovering in a corner for, um like 8 years.  I gave it a place on the wall.  The kids are loving it!

I was going to put it flat on the wall.  I decided that wouldn't work so . . . out to the barn again for some scrap lumber.  I screwed the blocks to the wall.  Then I used horseshoe nails and hooked the frame to the blocks.

A few clothespins from the laundry room later . . . and I now have someplace to easily display the kids art.

It'll be full in no time!