Make it Useful!

It's sad when you're unwanted!

To be tossed in the trash like your nothing.

Of no use.

To no one!

That's the way this lovely lamp started out life with me. I found it sticking out of a dumpster like this...
It appeared that someone may have made it out of walnut in say, a shop class. I knew I could give it charm.
 Give it style.  (and rewire it)
Make it useful again.
 It sold in my booth to grace someone elses home.

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  1. So cute! I love to "shabby" up items and give them character. You did a great job!

  2. It's nice to be loved...glad you shared the love and made it cute!

  3. What can I say... one man's trash becomes our treasure :-)
    So adorable.. good job you!
    Hugs, Gee

  4. What a transformation...it so needed some loving'!

  5. What an awesome job you did on this lamp! It looks great and I'm so happy that it has found a home. Enjoy your day, Gail

  6. What a fab transformation Terry!You brought it back to life!

  7. I have to ask - was there a particular reason you used "8"? Have you read Katherine Neville's epic novel "The Eight"?

    1. Jan, it's an odd question to me since I have not read nor know about that novel or even what its about. Initially, I used a three in vinyl number and pulled it off after painting the lamp. But then I decided that it needed an additional color. However, I had no more vinyl 3's. So I used an '8'. No other reason other than the 8 fit neatly over the 3 shape.

  8. Love your lamp makeover! The powder blue and creamy white are simply delicious! Awesome job!
    Jen @ Noting Grace

  9. Wonderful transformation Please share your project at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

  10. Hello, I'd love to have you come share your post at Show and Tell Saturday #6 at Sassy Little Lady!



  11. Wow, it turned out so great! I love the number addition, brilliant.


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