It is the first week of June, meteorological summer, and we have not seen hide-nor-hair of summer all week! Last week was gorgeous and so was the week before. We finished our school year and packed away some of our books we won’t be using anymore. We got the yard all ready, celebrated Memorial Day in shorts, power washed the back deck and put in the air conditioners all while basking in 80 degree weather.
And now, not so much. Rain and temperatures that are 20-30 degrees cooler are keeping me indoors wearing a sweatshirt and pants with fuzzy slippers. Tuesday night Mr, and I went for a walk when he got home from work. At 5:30 in the afternoon in J-U-N-E I could see my breath!
I have plenty of projects waiting for my attention and since I can’t go outside I turned to projects I could do indoors.
I brought home a pair of lamps when a commercial property was closing up and all the staging materials were up for grabs-FREE!
Totally not my style but I did not plan on leaving them look the way they did. I did, however, like the burlap shades.
I had been using a pair of lamps I bought for $5 at a yard sale. I had given them a coat of spray paint and tried to dress them up with some crystals that Mr. managed to knock off all the time.
I mixed up my favorite version of
chalk paint plast er of paris paint and went to work. They did take three coats, no primer needed.
I sealed them with a spray sealer in matte finish and ta-da!
Now I have to decide if I want to make a fabric flower to go on the shades. I did borrow the one from my market bag to try to help me decide. The jury is still out on that one.
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