Do You Recognize this?
This was my big $4 find at a thrift store back in December.
This is what it looked like when I bought it.
I knew it could be something fabulous.
A Big, Huge, Crazy, Nicknack.
It's almost three feet tall.
The electrical did work in this lamp and I put off making this transformation because
I hesitated to take out the wiring just in case I did want to use it as a lamp.
But finally, I decided to just go for it.
The moment I saw it, I knew it would make a great, huge, chippy, white finial.
I covered the hole left in the top that was left after removing the socket and wire with a small
wood finial that I bought at Michael's.
I did not glue it in place because as one reader suggested back when I first posted it -
it might make a really cool Christmas tree stand.
I agree, I have a skinny pink aluminum tree that might fit in the hole.
Although I have not tried it yet.
Or I might put some great big huge tissue paper flowers coming out of it on really long stems.
Anyway...I wanted to keep my options open.
This lamp was made of plaster and had a few chips in it but after being painted I can't even find
them any more.
Sorry, Steve (An Urban Cottage)...I know you voted for painting it a great color, adding a barrel shade and keeping it as a lamp.
I know this would have been fabulous....but I carried it around my house and just could not imagine it
fitting in with my decor...so I went with chippy white.
in other news....
Today is my Blogiversary!
To celebrate I had a CSN Stores Giveaway.
and the winner is #27
I'll be emailing you your code so you can go shopping at CSN!!!!
It's been a great year of blogging, due entirely to all the unbelievably talented, nice and thoughtful
people I've met through this.
We are awaiting a blizzard here in Oklahoma City that is due to hit tonight about 10 pm.
We are suppose to get ice first...which is the worst part.
Last time we had an ice storm...I lost trees.
I don't want to lose any more trees.
This is the first big snow of the year for us. We've only had some minor dustings up till now.
It was 75 degrees here on Saturday.
A friend and I were out running around and decided we were dressed way to warmly and now
it's going to be like 10 degrees.
Do you have snow on it's way to you?
I guess its hitting lots of places.
I feel terrible for all of you that have already been hit this year several times.
I hit the grocery store yesterday and am ready to buckle down.