9.10.2008

bright idea




i've been looking for inexpensive lamps, but have yet to find anything i really love. i got this lamp on clearance at target for $13.98 and figured it would at least get us through the dark winter ahead. i decided to try and vamp it up, so i used some beverage napkins purchased at tjmaxx for $1.50 and voila! $15.00 and a half-hour and i have a one-of-a-kind lamp that i actually really like! i can't wait to see it at night...

16 comments:

gina bina said...

Darling! And can I add...you just crafted the sh*t out of that lamp. :)

Alifinale said...

Very crafty. Nothin' like poverty to get your creative juices flowing.

LCS said...

i love making something of hardly nothing. thank goodness for discount stores and DI...
GOOD JOB SISTA. and ps- i sent you an email at gmail... wooops... expect a real one soon...

Emilie May said...

i'm looking at the lit lamp now. it looks even better in person.

J-ROK said...

So cool!!! I might try that on my IKEA lamps!

Terri and Jack said...

Hi Liz! I love the lamp-- what at great idea.
How are your parents? Please tell them hello from me.
I've started a blog too...www.bartnett.blogspot.com

Kipp and Ashlee said...

What the most creative thing ever. Good work. Looks cute!

Laurie said...

Totally cute! You rocked it.

bulkleybunch said...

wow lizzy, we're for sure related through marriage, NOT genetics!!! wtc?!! i feel so inferior. :)

GeorgAnna said...

Hi, Liz, the blogs on my blog that are in my family are:
Brooke and Len
Courtney and Dan
Daniel and Senta
Kim Hill
Ruth and Danny
Sarah Hill
Traci Jane

Love your blog.

M. Kasch said...

very nicely done- I love it when I learn new tips and skills for free. Thanks for sharing!
Marianne
(I'm Julie's sister. ;-)

JPizzle said...

That would make for a great craft night activity. Boo ;( I'm not there to participate. You are so creative! How are the pillows coming? Have you started them yet?

Melissa said...

Girl, you are amazingly talented. You should come help me give my house a makeover. Nice work.

Me... said...

Thanks I's excited! haha, and I actually did fall for it. I asked him earlier if he was going to do it on my birthday and he said that he wasn't because it would "make the other gifts he got me less cool". He also took me to a few jewelry stores all week so I would think he was still looking.

I honestly thought that he had it... till we went to all the stores. Even after the first shop i thought he was just kidding me. But when he continued, I didn't think he would go to that much effort just to throw me off. Guess I was wrong. But I'm glad, i wanted it to be a surprise and it worked:)

Emilie said you know lots about this stuff so i may need your advice on some things. All i really know is that we are getting married on December 20th in the SL temple.

I don't have a dress, colors, ideas, anything! I wasn't one of those girls who started planning 10 years ago. I figure i will start with the colors and go from there.

Oh! Do you know of any places to have receptions near Syracuse (Layton) My mom really wants it there, but i don't want to do it in a church and she cant find anything else. I know money is an issue, but have any ideas? Or if we end up having to do it in a church do you think you could help me with good decoration ideas so it isn't LAME-o!? Let me know!

jill said...

did you really just think of that idea?! very cute. You kind of make me mad sometimes.

Sondra said...

Liz I wish I could be as crafty and artistic as you! Everything you make is SO cute!