I just want to thank you all for your sweet comments and prayers after reading my post on Monday. I had the second of five treatments this morning, and it went well. I still have not shared this with many folks....waiting to see how God wants me to us this to His Glory!
I actually solved this Wednesday's decorating dilemma! I saw a darling lamp at Marshall's Home Goods store and had a cow over it! Big, beautiful, and white! It probably would not have stayed that clean in this house full of boys! Simply lovely...huge lamp shade to boot! And the price tag was just as lovely. Y'all, it was 65.00!!! I am sorry, but there is no money in the bu-jay to purchase such a lamp! But it was still very pretty!
I went by our Thrift store on Monday and saw the 5.00 price tag on this ugly relic from the 1980's. Then, I pondered. Hmm....I remembered a post from Kari and Kijsa on spray painting tons of stuff either black or white...it goes with just about everything. Wouldn't hurt to give it a try! The price was right! I made sure that the lamp DID work before I dragged it out of the store! That thing was heavy as lead!
Then the search began for the perfect lampshade. Since I cannot run or cycle this week, I have had a little extra shopping time to scope out some deals. I went to one of my favs--Tar-Jay, and found a lovely bell shaped one in white for 15.00. Hmm....(again!)..the grand total would be 20.00 which is still a whole lot less than the beautiful one for 65.00. I bought it, and then I proceeded to Ross and TJ Maxx. Y'all, I do not like our Ross...it's never organized, and it's junky. But, guess what I found amongst the lamps? A lovely BLACK shade which was shorter, and it was only 4.99! Woohoo! I took them both home and tried them out. The white one was too large, and the black one was perfect! At least for me! A can of white spray paint for 98 cents at Lowes, and I was in business! Take a look and see what you think. I think it's great for what we needed, it fit the bu-jay, and it color coordinates with the rest of the room. Even Hubby was impressed with the outcome and how much it actually cost!
Speaking of cha-ching...I finally posted a canvas painting that I did on Etsy!! But...I can't maneuver my way to my shop! I am very computer illiterate! I am still working on it with the nice etsy people and will let you know how it goes. Here's the item that I painted. I plan on having a few listed on my blog...that way I can personalize scriptures and coordinate colors. I also do monogram canvases for baby gifts, etc. It's not perfect...it's handmade!(and I borrowed that quote!) But I am enjoying painting so much. Please let me know if I can ever do anything for y'all. All items are 20.00, and the s/h is 6.00. The sizes are either 8x10 or 10x10. I just need a couple of weeks notice!
Do ya think I got a little carried away with the zebra ribbon? This canvas will have a home in the study with the other zebra print I've used until someone else falls in love with it and takes it home! Here is the etsy address....let me know if y'all can get to this because I cannot! It's sweettaterdesigns.etsy.com. It's actually Sweet 'Tater Designs, but I couldn't add spaces or stick the hyphen in there!! Oh, well!! Hugs!!