June 12, 2011

My Pottery Barn Look Alike Lamp & Moss Monogram

A few days ago I posted about my Pottery Barn look alike lamp I bought while out of town.    I couldn’t wait to get home and place it “just so”.    I  couldn’t wait to take pictures so I  didn’t style these photos at all.….so without further ado, here “she” is in her new home in the den…

 

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OMG, I’m in L-O-V-E!!!!

 

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The lamp reminds me of an Aidan Gray lamp.    Here’s one I found on line similar to mine:

 

 

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Theirs:   $371.25 (!) and it’s out of stock!

 

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Mine:  $39.99!!!   Yippee Skippee!

 

Now with the lamp off..

 

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I’ve been making several sets of these books….just tear off the book covers and tie up with twine, ribbon or whatever you like.    I always buy my books that I’m going to tear up from the thrift store for around 50 cents to $1.00 each….I think PB sells theirs in sets of 3 for $39.99!

 

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Don’t you just love it?   

The clock on the dresser is an old family clock that is over 100 years old!   It was used in my grandparents home when they first set up “housekeeping” as my grandmother used to say.    I was so lucky to inherit it when my moved out of her home.    I plan on taking it to a clock repair shop and get it in working condition.

 

You might say that I’ve been in a DIY mood lately.    I  made a moss covered monogram last weekend that I’ve moved around the house.    Hubby says it reminds him of Elf on the Shelf….you never know where you’ll see it!    (He’s a real joker)…….

There are so many how-to’s on making the moss covered monograms.   It’s really very simple.    I found my letter at Joanne’s and bought the sheets of moss at Hobby Lobby.    The only thing is this project took LOTS of hot glue and I may or may not have uttered some bad words!   

 

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How do you like my fancy-schmancy work table?

 

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On the sideboard in the den….

 

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On the baker’s rack on the deck….

 

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On a tray on top of the refrigerator….

 

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On the baker’s rack in the kitchen

 

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….and one more time.     (The silver shells were another little project I’ll share another time.)

 

I’ve got a couple more projects I’m working on….a large basket from my mom’s house that holds our firewood in the winter that’s getting a makeover

 

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I sprayed it this gray color but I’m going to white wash it and  then stencil two sets of numbers on each side….39 & 14 which was her house number on her street (3914).     When I finish the basket I will be sure to share it with ya’ll….

 

…..and I have a vintage crate from her house that will get stained and stenciled (do you see a pattern here?) to hold magazines.     It’s pretty big and I might even add wheels to it so it’s movable….I have tons of magazines!

 

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That about wraps it up for this weekend….hope everyone has a good Monday.   I’m planning on finishing the basket and crate….wish me luck!

12 comments:

jojo said...

wow, wow, WOW! It is so gorgeous, and you got a great bargain. It looks so good on your little table with the clock and books..don't change a thing.
Also love the monogram, especially on the fridge top! I, myself, is a 'J' and I just may be doing this one sometime soon. Thanks for the great ideas...;j

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Wow you've been busy!! Love the lamp, so chic!
Blessings!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Judy,
Love that lamp...see why you are so happy to have found it. Also lovin' that moss letter...I'm about to make FIVE of these babies for Haley's wedding...do you think I will be sayin' any bad words? Have a question...how many inches is your letter? I'm going to be putting these on our church doors and they need to be about 12-14 inches. Looking forward to seeing your crate...wheels sound like a great idea:)

Blessings,
Linda

Becca said...

People say this, but I really mean it... I like your lamp A LOT better than the PB version! It looks awesome!
Becca

Deserae said...

What a great lamp.....and the lamp shade is FABULOUS! Love the moss letter too! You have been a very busy girl ;o)
~Des

Rhonda said...

I want one!!!! It is incredible and I can't believe it only cost $39.00 - that's crazy! Love the moss letter too. The whole vignette is perfect!
Rhonda

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

LOVE that lamp! That whole tabletop looks great. And great idea for the books...I will be picking some up at Goodwill later this week. Thanks for the great ideas!

{darlene} said...

love your lamp!!! you did a GREAT job!
- {darlene}
fieldstonehilldesign

Jane Coslick said...

You are a great treasure hunter and you can create some great treasures. I love the letter...and your blog.
What time is lunch?

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Love the lamp and the shade!!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I really like the moss letter! I wonder if a good spray adhesive would work? I've got this project on my list of future to-Do's.

insemination said...

WOW! It is so gorgeous, and you got a great bargain. It looks so good on your little table with the clock and books,Love the lamp and the shade!, Love the lamp, so chic.All the people like this blog and site also.

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