Monday, November 14, 2011

~ A SHABBY FUNKY PINK and BROWN LAMP~ Restyling a Thrift Store Find

 
~SO NEAPOLITAN ICE-CREAM-ISH~

A few weeks ago I visited our local Goodwill Store and found a charming little lamp for $4.99.  My daughter-in-love, Sarah, has been working on my Miss K's bedroom and earlier this year they picked out a sweet little duvet set from Penny's.  It's all done in soft whites, pinks and chocolate brown.  It's just darling and perfect for a nine year old girl.  The set came with a comforter, shams and sheets, but no bed skirt, decorative pillows or window treatments.  So...I had her order a second set of sheets (which is the striped fabric) so we could make some fun little extras!
~ORIGINAL PINK DOTTED LAMP~

The original lamp was actually pretty cute the way it was, but the color wasn't a good fit for Miss K's new room.  Also...you can't see it but the lampshade had yellow ribbon rosebuds glued all around the top and bottom edges... :(  Not too cute I'm afraid~I took them off right away!
~FUNKY, SHABBY and SOOOO COOL~

In addition to buying the extra sheeting we ended up paying a visit to both Hancock Fabrics and Wal-Mart and at one of them (I can't remember which) we found some dark swirly brown fabric and another bright pink cotton the exact colors that matched the striped fabric...  We were able to fashion a dust ruffle, several toss pillows, a valance and this totally funky looking lamp from the extra fabrics...

I did a lampshade tutorial last year and just in case you missed it you can find it
 ~GREAT PRICE AT GOODWILL~
~MISS K IN HER NEW ROOM~

The lighting was pretty crummy when I snapped this picture last night after her birthday party, but here's what my Miss K looks like now that her full-sized front teeth have grown in!  She is certainly growing up fast!  And...she's absolutely lovely and she's totally DIGGIN' her new lamp from Nana and Papa (and her gift cards from JUSTICE, too!).

Today I'm back working in my studio!  I'll be snapping pictures of the hand painted pretties I finished over the weekend later today!  My Mr. AGPMan did manage to snag a Christmas Tree Friday night...we ended up settling on the one at SAM'S CLUB.  Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, Michael's and Hobby Lobby were sky-high in their prices and we didn't find a single one at any of the thrift stores we visited.  If possible I'll be showing you how to paint a tree later in the week...if not, soon! 

Hope your Monday is fabulous!

Love to you...

20 comments:

Teresa said...

Very pretty! I bet Miss K just loves it all! She is so lucky to have a Nana who is so talented. But then again you bring so much joy into each others lives!

NanaDiana said...

Love the lamp. That is pretty much the colors my daughter is using in Lulu's room. She is the same age as your MissK AND Justice is her favorite store, too. Aren't they just darling at this age? What a blessing that you have so much hands on and can "help" with her raising. xo Diana

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What a great lamp.

Miss K is sure growing fast.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Good Monday Morning Rebecca :) How adorable is that lamp!! And how adorable is Miss K! She certainly is growing up :) Looking forward to seeing your new painted pretties!! Have a fabulous week my friend!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Charity C. said...

How wonderful! I love the lamp you made for Miss K! It is just darling!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rebecca I bet Miss K's room is beautiful and so perfect for her! Your lamp redo is wonderful!

Theresa said...

Beautiful transformation of your Goodwill find! I know that Miss K is happy with that beauty for her room!

Have a blessed day dear Rebecca, HUGS!

Christine said...

Ahhh, Justice. I've been there a few times. My eigt year old granddaughter is begging me to take her. Lamp is lovely.

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

This is a wildly popular color theme & has been for a good 2 years now. I love how clean yet funky it can be. The shade is too cute & i'm sure she loved it. It's amazing what a couple of months can to a person, she certainly does look so mature in this photo! Hugs. Tammy

Melissa said...

Love it and by the looks of it, so does, Miss K!

Lisa & Gerald said...

I just love the new lamp for Miss K room its so cool....

Mari said...

Hi Rebecca~That lamp turned out too cooollllll :) and your Miss K is such a cutie pie with her pretty smile :)

xo~Mari

Yasmin Smith said...

I have never heard of a store called Justice, but then again, we are ALWAYS behind the times by several months to a year in our area
I love pink/chocolate brown color scheme and I am sure it is really COOL looking in Miss K's new room!!
Know she loves it all 'cuz nine year olds are "into" those colors, too....
She is so darling anyway and her new teeth make her look more pretty than ever!!
Glad you found a tree to your liking and I can't wait to see the finished pictures. I know it will all be beautiful..and I do hope you post how-to's on painting a tree, too......
Have a fun week, sweet friend, Francy

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful!
Quite a change for you, but oh so sweet!!!

Sweet blessings dear friend.

barb

Rebecca said...

Totally cool for a nine year old! How fun is that... I have done all my grand-girlies bedrooms and it is so much fun. She is a cutie petutie!
Have a wonderful week Rebecca!
Many blessings
RE

Nezzy said...

What a perfectly charmin' little new lamp for Miss K's new room!!!

BTW: I personally think the picture is wonderful!

God bless and have a fantastic week sweetie! :o)

Mary said...

The original lamp was very pretty, but I have always had weakness for pink and black. The new lamp colors are just beautiful.
Wish Miss K happy birthday from me. She is growing up to be a very pretty little lady.
May God bless both of you.
Mary

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Little Miss K looks so much like you, Rebecca! It's so cute to see the two of you side by side. The older she gets..the stronger the resemblance.
Rebecca, it's just so hard to believe so much time has gone by. I can remember when she was born! During that time I lost my second husband and remarried.
Marriages have taken place, Great Grands have been born..make me all teary.
I am posting your giveaway...
So much work goes into those cases and to give one away..amazes me.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Shoot! Forgot to comment on Miss K's lamp. ADORABLE..of course! Just like she is...

Goosegirl said...

Oh cute!! I love the fabrics and trimmings. I am on a refurbing kick myself and having such fun doing it. I think it is so much more fun that just going out and buying something new. Your lamp is unique and beautiful and completely you!

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