Old Table Lamp Makeover

Back in the 90’s I bought a brass lamp at a garage sale.  I added a new lamp shade and used it for years.  Now it has been stashed in a closet as shiny brass is no longer in vogue and the brass finish was rubbing off.  I really like this lamp as it is lightweight and is easy to turn on and off.  I also like have metallic accessories in a room.


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Old Floral Swag Makeover

Last November I found an old eucalyptus floral swag at the thrift store. The ribbon was stained and the real eucalyptus was dried out and disintegrating.  The painted wooden house background for the eucalyptus and flowers was a coastal cottage complete with palm trees. It was perfect for my Florida home and I thought I could remake it.  At the time, I was completing a long list to prepare for my family’s Christmas visit and put the swag away. Read More

DIY Tray From A Frame

For the last few years I’ve been collecting inexpensive frames from thrift stores.  Some I have an immediate plan for use while others I put aside.  There are so many creative bloggers who inspire me.  One of my favorite upcycles I’ve seen is a frame to tray.  Today is my simple DIY tray from a photo frame using milk paint and adhesive contact paper.

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