Monday, April 27, 2009

Newbie and my Lamp...

I actually had a really lovely and productive weekend as we were rained in....torrential rain! We had a birthday dinner with the family on Saturday night (cooked by Mic..sort of), watched movies and I got lots of new items made for The Shop.Like this new cover. I really like this one as the sign is from a little Village in Britain and it is something different from the Bus sign covers. You can buy these new covers HERE!
I also realised I forgot to post about my lamp makeover from my office re-do, so...
This is it before. A bit bland, but has potential...(this photo was taken during the office change, so excuse the mess)

A tube of acrylic in Neutral Grey, paintbrush, piece of linen and were away. I just used the brush to work the paint into all of the grooves, then rubbed most of it off with the linen.
...it really showed the features up well. At this stage you can work some more paint into it if you want it a little darker, or maybe add a high light colour like silver or black....
I love how it looks like an old Architectural column...

This is it after and on my new desk. It throws off a lovely warm light and looks great with my white Geraniums. you can do this finish with terracotta pots, picture frames and anything that has a raised pattern to it. Whatever you try it on will look like a new piece.
Have fun!
Ness xx

17 comments:

  1. Ness, your make-over on the lamp looks great - terrific colour! Lee :)

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  2. Lovely! always love to see what you have going on!

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  3. Ness~
    It is all so Ness~~~
    So simple and so beautful~
    Sounds like the perfect weekend.
    I love rainy days with family and
    creating and even the messes:)
    Thanks for sharing!
    xoox's
    Janet
    p.s. What did you get for your birthday?

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  4. Love the new pillow...great job!

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  5. It looks darling! What a transformation! Love it..
    xx
    Jolena

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  6. I'm a new follower.
    You did a marvelous job on the lamp!

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  7. Love the facelift. It's like getting something custom....-susan

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  8. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. We got alot done here,too! Love the new pillow. Great paint treatment on the lamp, also!
    marcie

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  9. Very clever Ness. It's gorgeous! A-M xx

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  10. Happy Birthday Ness !!We hope some of your dreams come true this year- it looks like you're well on the way!!
    Rubbing off the paint certainly makes makes a difference-better than leaving it straight on. Great job!

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  11. Well, what a transformation. Must be true what they say. Paint can solve anything.
    Brenda
    http://cozylittlehouse.blogspot.com
    http://viewfromthepines.com

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  12. Simply beautiful lamp... I love to pick this one for my home decor!!

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