I found this lamp at my local thrift store awhile ago and hadn't done anything with it. When I moved this table into the living room, I needed a small lamp for it and remembered the one in the 'thrift store' box.
Yep, that says $3.80. This store always has such weird prices but hey, it was cheap and it works so who cares?
I gave it a coat of Annie Sloan black chalk paint and a coat of clear wax. After buffing it, I decided to add this verse to the shade: "The unfolding of Your words gives light". I printed the verse on paper, cut each word apart and rubbed chalk on the back. After taping the words where I wanted them, I wrote over the paper with a pen which imprinted the letters on the shade. I just used a paint pen to trace over them then.
I'm really happy with the way this little corner turned out! So, do you have a 'stash' of unused, potential projects you collect from thrift stores or do you do your projects right away?
Linking to these parties this week . . .
The DIY Showoff http://diyshowoff.com/
Knick of Time Tuesday http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
Marvelous Mondays http://www.jamscorner.com/
Uncommonly Yours http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
Cedar Hill Ranch http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/
Savvy Southern Style http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Ivy and Elephants http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/
From My Front Porch to Yours http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/
The Brambleberry Cottage http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/
French Country Cottage http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
The Charm of Home http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
While He Was Napping http://whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com/
Funky Junk Interiors http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
Under the Table and Dreaming http://www.bystephanielynn.com/