Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Watchya Been Working on Wednesday

I see that you all enjoyed looking at my Mom’s prim home in yesterday’s post, but I thought I would take a short break from it today.  I wanted to share some things that I have been working on with all of you.  More pics of my Mom’s home will be posted tomorrow so don’t forget to come back and check those out.  We will be looking into her dining area, kitchen and laundry room and maybe even down into the lower level of her condo.  You will love tomorrow’s photos probably even more then yesterdays.

Well, here is what I have been working on.  Do you all remember this ugly royal blue light that I purchased at the thrift store?  I bought it for $6.99.  Here is the BEFORE picture.


Well, I decided to paint it black and add a new shade.  The shade was just in awful shape plus I wanted something much more prim.  Isn’t it funny that when you buy something, you sit there and wonder what the previous owner was thinking?!?  The previous owner to this light must have loved blue.  Anyway, here is my AFTER picture.  WOW, what a huge improvement.  I am so pleased with the way it turned out.  What do you think?  Big improvement – huh?


I also have been doing a little more Fall decorating outside on my front porch and thought I would share that with you.  I still need to get a few more pumpkins, but this is what I have so far.  Do you have all of your Fall decorating done?  When I went to visit my Mom this past weekend I picked up some bittersweet, the hayride sign and the gourds.  Now I just need to get some larger pumpkins to complete the look that I am going for.  I will share more pictures once it is totally complete.


Don’t you just love real bittersweet?


My Mom gave me these two dried gourds.  I just love them, but can’t seem to find anymore.


I also picked up some Indian corn.


I found this sign at Country Gatherings, but it wasn’t grubby enough for me.  The colors were just too bright so I brought it home and applied some dark walnut stain to it.  Much better in my opinion.  I tried putting it in my flowerbed, but the wood wasn’t sturdy enough for our hard dirt so I just placed it in a large flower pot and put it on my porch.

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I also put up my wreath on my front door.  Don’t you just love the Fall colors in this wreath?  I loved it when I saw it at my Mom’s home and she was kind enough to give it to me.  Love it!


So, what have you been working on?  I hope you will share as well.

Stay Tuned for Part 2 of my Mom’s prim home pictures.  They will be posted “hopefully” tomorrow morning.

Until Next Time….. Happy Fall.


Black Sheep Lisa said...

The lamp turned out amazing! That shade is perfect! Great job girl!
Also loving all your fall decor, I have a crate on my front porch too that needs some pumpkins and mums!!

Char said...

Love that lamp!...great job on outside decorating too!...can't wait for "mom's" pictures...enjoyed the last bunch!

stefanie said...

the lamp is sooooo much better, loving your fall decor

Linda said...

Yes, that is a brand new prim lamp now. I love that shade...........where did you find that one?
I can't put any Indian corn outside, I did it the past and it seem to attract raccoons here. the don't bother with the gourds though.

Leslie said...

Great fall decorating :)

I love the lamp made over. Looks great. I actually love blue, though. That was a little bright for my taste but I love navy blue so I have it throughout my house. And I tea stained all of my lamp shades to make them more Prim :)

Have a great day!


Mandy in Mayberry said...

That lamp looks great!

I enjoyed the first part of your mom's home tour!

Carmen C. said...

You really outdid yourself on that lamp...WOW! Can't wait to see more eye candy tomorrow, enjoy your day:)

At Home With Amy said...

Like everyone else here, I love the lamp. Where did you find that shade? I could definitely use a few of those and I don't think I have ever seen that print before on a shade.
Great fall touches in and around your home. I really need to get started on mine.
Can't wait to see more pics of your mommas home. Until then.

Sherrie said...

Awesome lamp make-over and nice fall decorations!! It really feels like fall today in S.C. Can hardly wait to get outdoors! Hugs my friend! Sherrie

Janene said...

What a fantastic makeover on that lamp...I would have never guessed it was the same one.
You fall decorations look so festive...It feels like fall here and looks like fall at your home!
Have a great Wednesday!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Lovin' the lamp! What a difference...and the shade makes it even prettier, nice choice!
Love your auntumn decor, Lisa :)

Enjoy your day

Anonymous said...

When I saw that lamp I was curious what you would do with it. It turned out fabulous.
I lack that kind of vision and I do so appreciate your sharing your ideas with us!
I love that shade!!
What a warm welcome your family and friends have as the get up to your doorway.

big city prims said...

ditto about the lamp. Do tell what kind of paint you used (or did you sand down the lamp first?) I'm impressed how even the paint is -- when I repaint lamps, they come out smeary! So share your secret on the even covering, pretty please?? Dang it, girl, you are so talented!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I really like that new shade, I haven't seen one with that covering before....Looks good!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Anonymous said...

The lamp looks wonderful


ohiofarmgirl said...

I adore the is wonderful. Did you buy the shade? Dianntha

american girl primitives said...

Lisa, The lamp turned out great. I love it. The fall decor is nice too. I've been looking for a hayride sign just like that one with no luck.


Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

I love the lamp much better black!! Great shade, too!!
Love your fall decor, too!!

Take care,

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great job on the lamp, Lisa! The fall decorations are lovely!

Neabear said...

I love the way the lamp turned out. Even though I like blue the before blue was a little too bright for the lamp. Your fall decor looks great too. Enjoyed checking out the pictures of your mom's home too. So lovely. I think it is wonderful that you and your mom have such a wonderful relationship. Makes me miss my daughter who lives in another state.

Carla said...

The lamp looks great. Of course, I love the shade, too. Your fall decor looks so nice. Looking forward to more of your Mom's pictures, too.