i'll do this mostly in pics and cut out the chit chat.....
here's one of two little lamps that once resided in our entrance hall.......
|vintage bobbin turned into lamp with cardboard cutout shade - in need of some love!|
|i grabbed the shade, some fabric, scissors, glue and some tailors chalk.....|
|rolling the shade over the fabric i marked out and cut a new cover|
|i then glued it on at the seem only|
|and here's the finished shade!!|
so with those wee changes and my new faux glass dome i've created a 'mantle' (of sorts) on top of the tv cabinet in the loungeroom that looks like this (for now!! lol) .......
the white striped vases were a target buy many moons ago; the candles were a christmas gift from provincial (love love love that shop! -and i just went to the link and they currently have a sale - i must not buy.......); the bird is a family hand-me-down; the mirror i received just last week - on sale from ezybuy ($40 incl delivery); and in front of the bird are 3 star cookie cutters that i've had and used for many a year!!
does it look ok???? too much??? just plain crazy????
i can't figure out what style i'm trying to achieve - but this is just what worked this week!!!
we still have to make a new top for this cabinet - but as you come in and see this on entering our home - i just wanted to make it pretties!!
i would love a much larger round mirror - one day maybe - or perhaps some white plates hung either side -but for now this mirror was cheap and it works.
so - that's what i've been up too.
feeling a whole lot better - and have slowed down on the tissues and strepsils - lurgy is leaving the building (i hope!!!).
here's hoping for an even better and more productive day tomorrow. (we have friends coming to stay in just over a week - and i actually work better with a deadline.....fingers crossed we'll really get some things done!!)