Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I've been a busy bee lately finishing up some random projects around the house that I've been meaning to get to forever. I FINALLY finished painting my master bath & walk-in closet which took a full 3 days last week. I don't know whose idea it was (it was totally mine) to paint the closet (in two different colors no less), but it was a much bigger job than I had anticipated. I didn't realize how much stuff was in there until I had to take it all out and then put it back in. It was totally worth it though, because I was able to do a lot of editing & added more storage so now everything is perfectly organized and the bathroom & closet are looking fabulous.

And then over the weekend I got a little crazy with the spray all started with my obsession with this lamp from last week:

I remembered that I had this lamp that I currently wasn't using and wondered if I might be able to recreate the look for less:

And it turned out pretty nice:

I'm happy with the results, although I wish that I had two of the lamps so that I could use them on either side of my bed.

And since I had my spray painting area all set up, I decided to finish a few more projects. I didn't photograph everything (because most things weren't that exciting) but altogether I ended up with about 10 refreshed items and a little bit of a buzz from all of the paint fumes:) The chair in my office got upgraded from this:

To this:

Not bad, huh? So these two little projects cost me a total of $7 to complete... $3 for the spray primer and $4 for the metallic paint. I already had the black & white spray paint, the lamp (which was from Target a few years back), the shade was on another lamp in my house that was not in use, the chair (from Goodwill) and the fabric was left over from a pillow project (which is actually a flat sheet scored at Goodwill for $2). So I got creative and worked with what I already had to make a big impact on a {very} small budget. Sometimes your greatest creativity comes from having limited resources, so don't let a small budget stop you from completing those projects that you're wanting to get done. Plus, you'll feel so much better when you get to cross something off of your to-do list!


  1. oooh! I love the lamp:)

  2. The lamp redo turned out great! I would want another one too. I love pairs. I actually purchased two of the George Kovacs originals for my living room. They arrived today and look absolutely fabulous! Thanks.

  3. The lamp looks soooo good and the chair too! Also, I know exactly what you are talking about with painting closets...I once thought because my closet wasn't too big it would be easy...but it took hours. Of course!

  4. WOW! Love the lamp! You are sooo very creative!!!