I love bloggy carnivals.
As you can tell by my lack of blogging, I've been totally uninspired this week. Nester's bloggy carnival was just the push I needed to get me movin' again.
This is Avery's room.
I found her tiny chandelier a few years ago on clearance at Lowe's.
It was a banged up, dusty, floor model. And silver.
I had to have it. It needed me.
I took off the crystals, cleaned it up a bit, and spray painted it a flat cream color.
All for $30.
One of my proudest shopping moments. Ever.
I have a little nightlight for Avery's room that I made from one of those night light kits from Hobby Lobby.
It was seriously easy peasy to do: I just cut a square of fabric to fit the shade, stuck it on the self adhesive lamp shade, and embellished with a little bit of fringe.
It's been loved on a bit by Avery, but it still works like a charm.
Total cost: $6.00
Lastly, I found an idea somewhere on the internet to create a lampshade cover for that sweet little milk glass lamp I just bought. Since I can't sew yet, I enlisted the help of my super-sewer friend Kris.
As luck would have it, when I was ready to make it, I couldn't find the tutorial again. So - my friend Kris
Didn't she do a great job? Cutie, cute, cute.
She told me that you make it the same way you make a drawstring skirt.
Whatever that means.
I just nodded like I knew what she was talking about...
Anywhoo...I hot-glued the edges of the slipcover to the lampshade for a cleaner look, but you could just leave it hanging there too. Either would be too cute.
There are some grrreat ideas out there in bloggy land.
Check out Nester's blog for more inspiration!