Friday, July 9, 2010

Ohhh..... The Milky Goodness!

Sorry I have not been blogging much lately. I have been buying and listing clothes on eBay and there has not been much energy or brain clarity left. I am having a flare up of  fibromyalgia (fatigue and brain fog). This being said I am a trooper and wanted to give you guys a lil somethin' somethin'!

I found this sad lovely lamp with so much character and milky goodness at the Habitat Restore and had to have it.
Plugged her in and...behold there was light!!!
look at that sad silver finish attempting to get off the base!

Blurry, but yes, it is a $5.00 sticker.
I took it apart...as much as I could without cutting the cord and rubbed some stain sealer refinish stuff on the wood and painted the silver parts with none other than ORB. Look at her now all dolled up with a new $1.00 yard sale shade.

Couldn't get it together enough to remember to take pictures as I worked on it. Sorry.


13 comments:

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Wow. That is a transformation. Good job.

Little Mom said...

I love it! My sister also just purchased an old circular hobnail milk glass chandelier for $5.00 that I am in love with.

Elizabeth said...

I think it's a beautiful lamp! Great job!! I am sorry you are having to go through a flare-up. Keep well.

Crystal said...

What a great deal!! That lamp is awesome!

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

This lamp looks wonderful! Lovely job...and that is great milky goodness! I seriously need to check out my local Habitat *Restore* Store :)

Jane said...

It looks fantastic!!!! :o)

Joselyn said...

It turned out beautiful! You did a great job! Btw what is ORB? Appreciate the visit and hope you are feeling better.

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

That lamp turned out great! You did a wonderful job! I love the milk glass detail. And for $6.00 total, you can't go wrong!

Thank you SO much for stopping by and for your VERY sweet comments!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The lamp turned out so cute! I have been thinking about you since I haven't seen you pop up in my reader lately. Hope everything is okay. How is the ebay listings going? I need to figure out how to get that started myself! It's very confusing stuff.

Green Willow Pond said...

So sorry your having a flair-up. I too have fibromyalgia and know how debilitating it can be. Praying for you :) Your lamp turned out very cute!

Tammigirl said...

Looks great!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

really pretty!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Great lamp!
Thanks for stopping by to visit and your sweet comment! I got the spider sillhouets from Michael's. They're Martha Stewart adhesives... super easy. :)
Have a great day!
~ Jo :)