Tuesday, August 3, 2010

~old baluster lamp with a burlap shade – INSPIRATION!


lampWish I could tell you I found an old baluster

and transformed it into this really cool lamp.


Can you believe I bought this lamp with the chipped paint and the burlap shade?? 

Oh, can you LOVE a lamp?


Something new (especially something new that looks OLD) inspires me to


How about you?

burlap My old gate-leg table is a little beat up which, by the way,

doesn’t bother me in the least,

but I decided to drape some burlap over the top anyway.  burlap 2 I  just cut some burlap in a square, frayed the edge,

and layered it in a diagonal across the table.

wooden bowl Through the years,

I’ve enjoyed this old wooden bowl in many places in our home

and its served all kinds of purposes,

except for its original purpose that is,

kneading dough!

Only wish it could talk.  Wouldn’t it have stories to tell!

Now it works great for storing current magazines and reading material.

jewery box and clock The cherished jewelry box, a gift from my dad to my mom,

secures an embroidered hanky.

Nestled in between it all is a dainty Waterford clock, a gift also.

blurred sitting area with texture Add a comfy chair, fluffy pillows, and a window with morning light

and you have a cozy place to settle.

And since this is a tabletop in my little “cottage”, I’d thought I share with others over at

 Cielo and Marty’s place.


http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/ said...

I love it especially when I saw it in the actual room. Love the soft lighting and the soft colors in the room.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have created a pretty and relaxing place to relax.

The Country Nest said...

I love the look, old and beat up =patina you can't duplicate.
Warm and inviting.

Charlotte said...

Love it, Marsha. You are a gifted decorator.

Debby said...

Love your cozy spot, but you need a cozy blanket, hah.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Marsha, that is a gorgeous lamp! I can see why you got it. THanks so much for coming by & saying hello.

podso said...

Such fun to fix things up a bit or change them around. It looks lovely. I have a smaller version of that jewelry box my husband got me in Switzerland years ago. It plays music when you open it, if you have it wound up.

niartist said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Great photos! I know you like to participate in the tabletop meme at Marty's, so I wanted to tell you that tomorrow I'll have a meme too, that I think you will love! It's called Vignette Friday's, and it's all about tabletop vignettes, bookcase vignettes, garden vignettes - any vignette you set up, photograph, and want to share! If you're interested, please stop by! EVERYONE is welcome to participate, but I really hope you do! :) Thanks, and I'm looking forward to seeing your vignette!