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I apologize for the light programing last week. I got food poisoning which morphed itself into a miserable cold, but I’m finally on the mend!

I bought my Buddha lamp at a vintage outdoor market over a year ago. In the time since, it’s moved around a bit but mostly it’s been on my nightstand. I really like the lamp but I like it even more for being only $10! When I bought it I had plans for painting it and changing the shade but you know, time passes and things don’t get done. Until this weekend that is!

Little House Design: Lamp makeover with gold spray paint Little House Design: Lamp makeover with gold spray paint I decided to spray it gold! It’s bold and crazy, but I think I really like it.

One of the main reasons this makeover got delayed is because I have been looking for the right lampshade for a year. Here’s something that I didn’t learn in Kindergarten: Lampshades are stupid expensive. I mean seriously, it is nearly impossible to find a white drum shaped lampshade for under $20. You can find used lampshades for pretty cheap but they are all horribly shaped like the ‘before’ version of this lamp. I wanted a simple straight up and down circular white lampshade without pleats for under $15, is that too much to ask for?? Apparently, yes, it is.

Finally I caved and bought one for $25 and it hurt. I also bought a $4 can of gold spray paint.

Little House Design: Lamp makeover with gold spray paint All in all the makeover cost $29 plus the original $10 lamp which makes it a $39 lamp. Still a great price for a lamp, but more than I wanted to pay for it, sigh.

Little House Design: Lamp makeover with gold spray paint My only reservation about my new gold lamp is that it is just so… so gold. That was my intention obviously, but it’s pretty shiny even for me. I think what it is missing is the dimension it had before. Maybe at some point I’ll go over it with black paint and add dimension in the shadowed areas. Check back in a year to see if I’ve gotten around to that, ha!

 

Photographs of my Bedroom

October 24, 2013 — 1 Comment

This is my bedroom as of September 2013, enjoy!

Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser Little House Design: Bedroom with bold blue walls and campaign dresser

All photos are courtesy of Ashley a. Photography, thanks Ashley!

Vintage Weekend

September 5, 2012 — 1 Comment

This weekend I made it out to the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace. I love shopping at flea markets, but I try not to get too excited because you just never know what to expect. The way this flea market was marketed I knew it would be really cool which made me think it would be fun to look around but that everything would be overpriced. Thankfully, my theory was partially wrong. It was very cool and most booths were priced just right! I had a little budget set aside for this event and I am happy to say that I got several cool things and I came in way under budget! #win

These are my purchases. The very first booth I looked at I saw this Buddha lamp and I just had to have it. I was literally shocked when the price tag said $10… such a great price for a unique working lamp with a decent shade! I bought it immediately. I’m not a Buddhist but I like this iconic image and in that faux gold/brass it’s right on trend. I stuck him on the credenza in my dining room for now. Not sure where he will end up permanently. The shade is in great condition but I do not like the shape. I’d like to get a tall drum shade for it in either black or white… haven’t decided yet.

The second and third items I purchased were these sweet little film reels. They were two for $1. I’ve mentioned before that I have miniatures problem but I couldn’t pass these up. I hung them on my living room gallery wall.

The last item I got was this huge red number 5. It’s hard to explain why I like the things I do but for some reason this caught my eye. It was listed at $18 but I got it for $15. Not a bad price for a 3’x 1′ piece of art. I hung it by my DIYed art work.

Believe it or not I got all that for $26! Not bad at all. Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!