One of which has been the lighting in a house without overhead lighting! So I have scoured garage sales and Goodwill looking for anything I could transform into something usable.
When I brought home this $10 floor lamp/side table,
GT looked at me like I had lost my mind!
(bear in mind it was not black, it was an awful brown and bronze color. But I forgot to take a picture before Sabrina started painting it)
I assured him I would make it something wonderful, and he would not recognize it as the piece of garbage he was currently staring at!
So Sabrina (aka. . my sidekick) cleaned it well and then painted the base the black you now see.
GT had a great idea for the shade. He suggested we decoupage newspaper all over it.
I just used regular modge podge and the sunday paper torn up.
(can you see my lack of patience? I could not wait for the glue to dry before taking pics)
Easy ~ peasy.
Then I glued ribbon and ric-rac around the base of the shade and the lamp base was finished off with some green ribbon around the bottom. And voila!
The black chair was also a yard sale score ~ $10