Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wire Burlap Lamp

Me and my fettish with lamps!  Jeepers!  I really can't help it ha ha.  Oh well :-)   I love totally changing their appearance.  I think the reason I forget before pix is because I just get too excited about the project & dive right in.  I remembered this one half way through.  I had already painted it dangit!  I stuck the glass back in for the pic ha ha.  It's mostly wood, which makes a good redo.



I actually had another lamp shade I was going to use but the style of it wasn't quite right after I put the wire in.  I've been wanting to try a burlap shade anyway.  Everything worked out pretty well I think.  Not bad at all!!  =)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Window Cabinet

Wow, whatever happened to the lazy days of summer??!!  We've only been out of school for a week & life is even more crazy now than when school was in!   Anyway, this project is definately one of my new favorites.  I love painting furniture but I also love making stuff to paint :-)  This is meant to be a hanging cabinet, like in a bathroom or wherever.  My sister picked up this window for me last week at a yardsale (thanks Paula).  It has been awhile since I've made anything so I was excited to start this project.   My plan was to put wire in the window, so the window opens like a door... kinda not necessary anymore because I changed my mind about the wire ha ha. I liked it better without.   Oh well.   There are 2 shelves which I didn't paint, I loved the contrast.

So this is what I started with, a section of old fence I dug out of the neighbors dumpster and a window (with a mirror) from a yardsale.