Me? Well, I have a lot of answers for that question:
1. TJ Maxx
4. JCrew (Even though I can't afford it half the time)
6. Hobby Lobby
I could go on and on...but I got to thinking and I have decided my all-time favorite store is:
I go about once a week (sometimes more if I'm lucky) and almost always find something wonderful that I can either fix up, or use as it is! Well I went yesterday and look what I found:
As you can see, this poor lamp has had its share of paint jobs..First it was white and then blue..and now that I got my hands on it..what color do you think I painted it?
Let me share a short story with you...
It's my favorite color and you better believe it was my color of choice for decorating when I was in middle and high school. AND college, too! But now that I'm an ol' married woman, my decorating style has matured (which is a good thing) and I no longer have that "cheerleader spazzy hot pink decorating" style. I can call it that because I was a spazzy cheerleader in my younger years. ha!
So..when I found this lamp I thought to myself "I'm gonna paint it HOT PINK" and put it downstairs in the office. It's the area that I can make as girlie as I want because not that many people go downstairs and I use that area to manage our finances, pay bills, make phone calls for work..etc. In other words: It's MY area and Mr. husband doesn't bother going down there.
After I painted it, I felt like such a girl. and that's a good thing. I am so excited to have a piece of college back with me and I know it's going to make me real happy each time I see it.
Alright, enough of me rambling..wanna see?
Yes, I told you it was HOT PINK!
I think this would be the perfect lamp for a little girl or a teenager..and even though I am not either of those, I love it.
The lamp is made of wood and I just used a spray paint in a gloss finish and sprayed that sucker like a billion times. As for the lamp shade, I just used acrylic paint for the stripes (and used a regular paintbrush to paint them) and made the rosettes out of an old t shirt I bought from Goodwill. I got out my handy dandy CORDLESS glue gun to glue the rosettes on and there you have it!
A hot pink lamp for $1.50.
I also had two old frames laying around from Goodwill that I paid pennies for. Well maybe they were 50 cents each. I painted those honeysuckle (the Pantone color of the year) as well and made one into a business card holder and the other framed a cross I had.
*You see that caricature of my and hubby? Those were our wedding favors at our wedding!*
Pretty snazzy. and bright. and it sometimes hurts my eyes when I look at it for a long time. not really though.
I asked my husband if I could put it in our room. I think it would look great on my bedside table..dontcha think?
I think I'll stick to my beautiful black lamps that make me look grown-up.