I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately…I’m running around like a crazy woman doing little projects, guess it’s a good thing though because my “to-do” list is never-ending!
I started staining, painting and distressing a dresser in my bathroom this weekend….crazy because we are leaving for Savannah on Thursday….wouldn’t want to put pressure on myself or anything! I want it DONE before I go.
I was in my local paint store on Friday picking up some more paint to finish up the dresser when I saw a pair of gorgeous lamps (the store carries Pottery Barn type decorator items) with linen shades with a quatrefoil design. The lamps were $85 each! Guess that’s not a bad price but I knew I had one at home I could make look pretty darn close to theirs. So I took my 40% coupon to Michael’s and bought a stencil, came home, taped it on the shade, and stenciled on my design. My original plan was to go around the circumference of the shade but after stenciling one design I stopped to let the paint dry and hubby said he liked just the one. I will most likely go back and stencil all the way around but I ran out of time and energy so until we get back from our trip, I will leave it alone.
Here is the stencil taped on the shade. I got the shade at Wal Mart….I think I paid around $13.00 for it. A great price for a linen look drum shade. It’s a pale linen color and I used white craft paint.
There are some places I missed and the center piece didn’t turn out exactly like it should have but I really don’t care!
I wish I had a picture of the $85 lamp…mine looks almost identical to it! Don’t you love it when you can use what you have to get the look you want?
We’re leaving for Savannah and Tybee Island on Thursday. While I’m excited to go, I can’t wait to get back because the den re-do will be on! In addition to painting the room, the trim and the fireplace brick, we are going to bulk up the existing fireplace mantle. Here’s my inspiration for building up my existing mantle….
(I love her whole house!)
This afternoon after I literally finished painting the bathroom dresser, my sister called and wanted us to meet them for dinner at a barbeque place at the lake. So we bundled up and headed out to meet them. It’s a little hole in the wall place but it has the best barbeque around!
Tomorrow I plan to start distressing and glazing the dresser. I have to at least get my bathroom cleaned up before we go out of town because my sister and her husband are going to stay at the house next weekend to take care of mama and dog sit….like I said….no pressure!