Two Dollar Lamp Makeover


(After)


Lamp makeovers are so much fun.  I found this lamp at Walmart.  You couldn't beat the price, $12.95.  I could easily pay more than that second hand shopping.  I also picked up the red drum shade there as well.


(Before)



 My original plan was to spray the base Kelly Green.  I may still do that but for summer, I like the white.  It has an understated nautical feel.  





It was nice but, a little boring.  So, I picked up a spool of white grosgrain ribbon and hot glued a stripe around the top and around the bottom.





Then, to make it even better, I gave it a twin.






 This lamp "makeover" cost $2 and took less than 5 minutes.  You will probably see these again, when I decide to go for the green.  

Here are a few fabulous lamp makeovers:














Aren't they great? 
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A Winner- The Ramisign Enamel Sign Giveaway!

Congratulations Bobbi Jo!  You are the lucky winner of the Ramisign Enamel Sign compliments of Ramisign.  I have already sent you a personal message with instructions on how to choose your prize.   The winner was chosen via Random.org. 



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The Red Dresser Part II



Recently I posted about this dresser.  I found it at a resale shop and I think I bought it simply because I felt sorry for it.  It was so ugly





Originally my intention was to use it in our Lower Level Family Room as a Buffet Server for parties.  





I ended up really liking it after it was re-finished.  So, this weekend I recruited my 11 year old daughter (Aka, my design assistant) and we hauled it up the stairs into the Formal Dining Room/Home Office.





Not only does it provide a well needed pop of color but it will be a great Serving Buffet for Formal Dinners.  Since this room has a dual purpose, it will be a perfect place to store office supplies and design files when I need to use it as my Home Office.  





 I do not know the history behind this piece.  I do not believe it is an antique or holds any value.  I think it may be a replica of a piece like this one over at Natty By Design.  She also painted hers vibrant red.  





Here is what it looked like when I rescued it...

(I warned you that it was ugly)

I know one thing for sure, it is very, very, very heavy...just ask my back :)


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A Giveaway!

I am so excited to participate in this giveaway.  However, I will be very jealous of the recipient of one of these AMAZING enamel signs from Ramisign...



A little about these beauties...

Ramisign Enamel Signs are not only classic in their design, but they have a modern graphic quality to them.  





These signs would not only look gorgeous outside your home but, they could be used inside as personalized art...I'm thinking you could use your house number or anniversary or any number sequence that has meaning to you.  




If you choose to use your sign outside, you can feel secure knowing that they are extremely durable.  The main functional quality is the extreme hardness of the enamel which provides resistance to sun, water and dirt.  




All Ramisign signs are enameled on the back to prevent corrosion.  This ensures every single one a long, virtually maintenance-free life.  





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Builder Grade Bathroom Gets a Custom Look


Recently, we gave our builder-grade Powder Room a facelift.
This little powder room makeover was featured in Romantic Homes Bedrooms and Baths Magazine.  You can click here to see the article.

Here is the new room...



 The room was pretty boring originally.  To give it an upgrade without spending a lot, I started with paint.  "Lobster Red" by American Signature @ Lowes and "Tailors Chalk" by Martha Stewart.

The paint color was Hubby's choice. I usually go neutral. He asked for red so, he received.






 I primed and painted the vanity, taking it from medium oak wood grain to clean crisp white.  Hubby installed 1x4 baseboards and quarter round trim.






The formica counter top was replaced with "Absolute Black" Granite.  The basic builder faucet was upgraded to polished chrome. 






The towels are from the PotteryBarn Outlet.  
The other chrome fixtures were a housewarming gift from my parents when we purchased our home 7 years ago.  They set the tone for the new faucet and vanity hardware.






I took the frameless mirror and transformed it into a custom feature by simply glueing a thick frame directly onto the glass.  I have shared this link before, it is a great tutorial on this project, Janell Beals How to frame a Mirror.






Our tiny little powder room has a 20 foot vaulted ceiling.  To keep the room feeling intimate, my husband installed floating crown moulding at 9 feet to create a break in the wall color.  It's a simple solution if you have high ceilings and don't know where to stop and start the wall/ceiling paint colors.





It's also great for people like me who like to change the paint color often without the need for scaffolding.  





For accessories, I kept it pretty simple.  I placed a fresh Orchid in a white pot on the vanity and hung french plaques from Hobby Lobby from black ribbons.  



Here is a shot of the room before...


(I'm hoping the folks @ poison control don't see this.)



And After...




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