August 18, 2008

A little lamp 'mistreatment'~


Thank you so much for all of your words of encouragement! I am thankful that y'all have been brought into my life in such a special and unique way. It is a wonderful blessing.

The weekend was good. I took a couple of walks alone, spent quality time with my family, spent quite time praying, praising and being still with God. We slowed everything down a little and it felt good to just be. Now that Monday is here I hope I can hold the craziness of life at arms length and relish in the feeling the weekend left me with, at least a while longer~

Over the weekend I did a small project that I wanted to share with you~

In our home we have a few alabaster lamps (they are my favorite type of lamp). One of my lamps had a pretty sad looking shade on it. So this past weekend I dressed it up~

First I hot glued grosgrain ribbon~

Then I really spiffed it up with a vintage broach~

Better right?
Even though it is not a 'mistreatment' of a window I am going to post this 'mistreatment' of this lampshade at Nesting Place. This is a fun blog full of wonderful ideas.


Debbie August 18, 2008 at 7:08 AM  

I think HGTV should hire you and my neice (clay in his hands). She can design on no budget and you can give the old a new look. Have a great Monday.

Michelle August 18, 2008 at 10:30 AM  

So glad you had a restful week-end!!

Great job on your lampshade! I love projects like this.....just haven't had the chance to do too
many lately. : )

Hope your Monday is a good one!!!

Joannah August 18, 2008 at 10:33 AM  

Tres chic, Madam!

Amanda August 18, 2008 at 11:31 AM  

oooo very nice! I love lampshades. what a great idea!

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp August 18, 2008 at 12:39 PM  

Very got me inspired!
Stay safe in South Florida!

kristi_temple August 18, 2008 at 12:57 PM  

I am stealing your idea. I have 2 very large, very plain and very white lamp shades in the formal living room. This is a great idea.

Deb August 18, 2008 at 1:08 PM  


OMG!! I love the lamp. Who would have thought that ribbon and a broach could transform it so much. Great idea.

Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by to visit me.

Shellie August 18, 2008 at 1:09 PM  

What a great idea! Way to think outside of the mistreatment box!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! August 18, 2008 at 2:01 PM  

ckandsarahLovely Lamp!

Glad to hear you got some r&r this weekend!

I will have to check out the nesting place....never been there before!!


The Nester August 18, 2008 at 2:10 PM  

love it! nice touch you have!

Donna August 18, 2008 at 2:28 PM  

Wow, that looks amazing!

frillsfluffandtrucks August 18, 2008 at 3:04 PM  

Nice touch!

~ Sarah

Shelly and Family August 18, 2008 at 3:29 PM  

(regarding post below...)I feel like that a lot of times lol but after talking to my mom (who was/is the BEST MOM in the world) and asked her if she ever had days where she felt like everything was "a-miss" (putting it nicely), and she told me more times than she can count...Isn't funny, that I don't ever remember having bad days like that with my me she was and still is the best! I so understand that 'we moms' all have bad days...sometimes even weeks, but it is the beautiful days that get us through it...Just remember, you are not alone...

sara August 18, 2008 at 3:51 PM  

ADORABLE project; thanks for sharing!!!

Marla August 18, 2008 at 3:58 PM  

Love it, where did you get such a unique broach?

Wifeof1Momof4 August 18, 2008 at 4:04 PM  

Love the idea to redo a lamp! Let me look around my house ....

thanks for the idea.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality August 18, 2008 at 4:15 PM  

Love that lamp redo! I've done some fun things with vintage lamps too. That one is a beauty.


melissa*smith August 18, 2008 at 4:36 PM  

I love the broach and the ribbon~such a great idea! Very nice!

Mimi Sue August 18, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

I have lots of plain lampshades that definitely need a makeover. Thanks for the great idea and thanks for stopping by my blog...Mimi Sue

Shannon August 18, 2008 at 5:07 PM  

So cute!! Love that lamp!

Jodee Leader August 18, 2008 at 5:37 PM  

Your lamp turned out great!

Glad to hear you had a relaxing weekend!

Daniella August 18, 2008 at 6:06 PM  

Wow that is some chic lamp now! Love it. I know we are in the same state but not sure if your in Fay's path - if so stay safe. We are batting down now.

Tami August 18, 2008 at 7:28 PM  

Glad your mind body and spirit has been renewed! Love the're so creative!

Sarah & Crew August 18, 2008 at 7:43 PM  

Fabulous! You certainly are a creative spirit. . the lamp is perfectly lovely :)

Michelle August 18, 2008 at 8:19 PM  

I'm so glad to hear you had a peaceful weekend.

What a cute idea for your lampshade! I love the broach. I'll have to go check that website out.

Have a super week!

Maria and Family August 18, 2008 at 8:54 PM  

Love home decorating! I really love the lamp too. Thanks for stopping by my blog, my Boo is a Bella (isabella-Maria) too!

Felicia August 18, 2008 at 9:08 PM  

That's so creative! Isn't it fun to transform things?

jeanne winters August 19, 2008 at 12:40 AM  

Great touch!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! August 19, 2008 at 10:59 AM  

The lampshade is adorable. I love grosgrain ribbon, and the broach is such a nice touch. Also, your new blog design is so pretty...isn't it great when someone "gets" you? What a great makeover from your designer! And thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! I really enjoy visiting you, too! :)

Josh & Katie August 19, 2008 at 5:15 PM  

i love it! so creative!

ps your daughter is so precious! ah!

Amy Clemons August 19, 2008 at 7:05 PM  

I L-O-V-E the new blog look. It is so elegant looking. I enjoy reading your posts so much. You are an inspiring woman.

I really need to use some of your creative ideas in my home.

Denise C August 20, 2008 at 2:36 AM  

OH very pretty!!!! I love it! You have some wonderful ideas, my friend!!!
Come over anytime...and do your magic on our home!!!!

Jill August 20, 2008 at 4:26 PM  

Beautiful! Looks like a custom lampshade!

Leslie August 20, 2008 at 6:07 PM  

WoW, what a creative idea that is.

It's beautiful as so is your blog.

Very nice.

Lori August 20, 2008 at 9:52 PM  

Very cute, great job!

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