Tuesday, March 30, 2010

# GoodWill Finds

My own Bird's Eye View

This is a little story about a little lamp.  I bought this at our local thrift store.  I actually have been wanting a lamp for my kitchen and so I was excited about finding this.  But I have to confess that I walked past it three times and put it back once.  Anyway, I gave into myself and bought it.  I knew it could be wonderful. 

Before
  After

I did end up buying a new shade.  After putting the shade on I thought it needed something else.
So  I placed a bird graphic  (The Graphics Fairy ) on the inside of the shade. When you have the lamp off you can't see it, but when it's turned on it really is beautiful.  I really have enjoyed this lamp.  My kids love it and  if I can impress them, then I have it made. 
I accidentally sprayed the cord a little.  So I used some left-over burlap I had and made a cover for it.










25 comments:

  1. The lamp is stunning! I love spray paint. The bird graphic on the shade is the perfect touch.

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  2. Cute little lamp-
    great idea on the placement of the bird.

    I like your burlap cord cover.

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  3. Great makeover on your lamp...love the bird image! Come say hi sometime.

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  4. I absolutely LOVE the lamp. It looks very high-end. What a clever idea to put the bird graphic on the shade -- I think that really makes it! Wonderful projects and I am so glad that you linked up the Boardwalk Bragfest! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Amazing transformation! I love what you did with the bird. Thanks for popping in over at my blog! See you again!

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  6. That is beautiful. I am so glad you bought it after all!

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  7. absolutely delightful! ...great job! I hopped in from Bobbypins Boardwalk and am so happy that I did. I would love to have you drop in at my place one day soon. until later...

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  8. Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
    -Jill
    http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

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  9. WOW!

    That looks amazing!

    Rachelle

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  10. Great transformation! Thanks so much for joining my party!

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  11. That turned out beautiful, and I love how you concealed the cord. Somehow I always end up spraypainting a part of the cord, even if its fully covered.

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  12. I'm featuring this today is the creative therapy round up!
    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/04/featuring-you.html

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  13. What a cool idea...what a neat peak-a-boo effect. Thanks for linking up to the POPP.

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  14. That looks great - I LOVE the idea of putting the bird on the inside!

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  15. This is so clever... I LOVE how you get a little 'surprise' when the lamp is turned on! Great idea- thanks for sharing it!

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  16. The lamp shade turned out brilliantly!

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  17. This is an adorable project. Very nice - I might even have to borrow this idea. Thanks!

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  18. Wonderful lamp transformation and I love the graphic you used! Really pretty!

    Kat :)

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  19. Such a beautiful lamp!!! I love how the shade is two looks in one, such a fun surprise when it's turned on, I'm sure! Thanks so much for linking this one up to "Brag Monday".

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  20. This is SUPER CUTE!!! GOood job. Using those pictures can be very tricky and i adore this!
    Thank you for your comment at my blog :)
    I love your blog! You are super talented!
    I am following you now, come follow me :)
    Gros bisous
    Frenchy

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  21. love this! burlap cord cover unexpected ans so sweet

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  22. I don't know if you were aware, but I highlighted your lamp from the boardwalk bragfest. Hope you have something good for this week. I would love to see it :)

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  23. What a neat idea, gonna have to try it! Thanks!

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