~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...