Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A few mini-makeovers



I worked on a few little projects this week that I thought I'd share. Here is a lamp I bought from HomeGoods a while ago. I LOVE the base but thought the shade needed a little something. This is a photo from Christmas...



I wrote the wording onto the shade using a Sharpie paint pen (my favorite kind). I printed out the wording I wanted to use, then traced the lettering onto the shade using carbon paper. Then I painted over the tracing with the paint pen. It is a few of the lyrics from the song "The love of God".





Yard sale season is upon us, and I am LOVING it! Not only does it give me a few hours of "me" time on a Saturday morning, I also usually get to hang out with my sister-in-law/yard sale sidekick Andrea, while scoring some great deals! Awesome.

I bought this bench for $1 at a yard sale on Saturday. We needed a little bench for the kitchen and this was the exact shape that I've been looking for.



After a coat of white primer spray paint (I almost always use Rustoleum Ultra 2X Coverage - it is the BEST), then several coats of blue spray paint (Krylon in "Blue Ocean Breeze"). I also sanded the edges with a sanding block to bring out the white color underneath.


I was trying to get some photos of the bench but my littlest thought she should model for me. So there you go.




It was SO fun to run into a blogger friend at a yard sale last weekend. It was the first time we met, and I was thrilled to be able to give her a hug in person! Her name is Clarita and you can find her here. I promise, you will love her as much as I do.

12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I still smile when I think of meeting you at the yard sale! I was in the car with my sisters and I got all excited because ohmygoodness it one of my favorite blogger friends!! :) So so fun! And funny that we should meet at a yard sale.... it shows the comradie we share with second-hand treasures! :)

    And I LOVE the lampshade! The font is beautiful, and that is a favorite hymn of mine. What a great idea! And the bench is perfect. What a transformation!

    xo

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  2. Love the lamp! You are always so creative.

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  3. What font is that on that beautiful lamp??! That is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. The font is called Nelly Script Flourish.

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  4. love you my sweet, creative friend!!
    here's to deals!!
    xoxo.

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  5. p.s. PLEASE COME BUY MY, (OUR) JUNK/TREASURES NEXT FRIDAY FROM 1-7!!

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  6. oh my goodness!
    I am loving that lamp!
    did you freehand it?

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  7. The lamp is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us how you made it. I just sat down in frustration after trying to figure out how to get a giant calligraphy e on a piece of salvage tin I have, and I found this blog & everything you create is so amazing and inspiring! The world needs more Christian art like this! Would I need photoshop to make my own large stencils?

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I don't actually use Photoshop - only Microsoft Publisher or Word.

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    2. Thank you for the reply!! How do you print the font large enough to trace onto anything? -Melissa

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    3. I print the lettering from Publisher or Word and change the size of the lettering by typing it into the section where it has the font size listed. I hope this makes sense!

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    4. Thank you so much!

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I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee

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