Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Little Rosette Lamp

I got two little lamps through Freecycle some time ago.  One, I placed in the laundry room.  I know, I know.  You must be thinking, “Wow, she does projects, raises three boys, blogs, AND does laundry!”  Not really.  The way I figure it, something’s gotta give and there’s always a Super Target (I am an attractive woman, therefore I love Target) around the corner to by extra undies.  But, it looks cute there and if I were to be IN the laundry room for any amount of time and I were to need lighting, then it’s ready to go.

The other lamp, I recovered, spray painted, and made some cute rosettes to embellish it.  

My original idea was to place it here.
But apparently, my lack of depth perception doesn’t only apply to parallel parking.

Then I thought I’d girly-up this space a little and place it here.
But Sun Kissed Boy #1 was quick to point out that it blocked the signal from the remote to the satellite box.  So he had to stretch his arm out like this.

Where he wanted to do just this.
I pick my battles and I don’t interfere between males and their obsessive relationship with the remote control.  So I tried another spot for my little lamp.

This seems to be the perfect spot for it (for the moment).


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Teachinfourth said...

That's funny, before I clicked on the link for Target, I already knew where it was going to go! I'm not much into lamps - well that is, making them - but I do think that you did and excellent job on yours. I thought it was pretty kind of you to place it somewhere where it wouldn't interfere with the remote control.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I'm thoughtful that way.

Kimberly said...

This is gorgeous. I really have to try some lamp shade upgrades...

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so cute! i really need to do that to my daughter's lamp- it's perfect!

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

You crack me up! Yes...the remote control obsession. The other day, I told my boys to turn off the tv, and it took them like 5 minutes because they "couldn't find the remote". When I mentioned turning it off by pushing the button on the tv, they looked at me like I was nuts...
Anyhoo, I love the lampshade with the rosette. It brings some romance to its new home:)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

So cute! Did you take off the old stuff or just put it on top of it? The rosettes are adorable. And I completely understand about picking your battles. Remotes are not worth it!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I just wanted to add that the article on Target was hilarious and so true! I hate Wal-mart(strong I know, sorry to those who love it) and only go on a last resort sort of thing. As soon as I get in there I want to leave so I'm always rushing. Target, I could spend hours in Target!

Life in Rehab said...

Nice little makeover, and yes, we must always respect that weird male bonding thing they have with the remote.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Great job on the lamp. I know it must have a place in your home!

That Target link was so funny!

Also, please let me know your address so I can send you the Disney Create giveaway you won. :)

Brooke G. said...

Oh my goodness... I busted out laughing at your son having to stretch out his arm to use the remote!!! Better that you moved it PRONTO before an *accident* happened and said lamp somehow fell or got broke or something! It looks perfect - for now :D

Holly said...

Your lamp is really beautiful (so are those kiddos!).

Annie of Blue Gables said...

SO inspiring!!!
~a

asnipofgoodness said...

I've seen these flowers all over blog land, but never on a lamp! Great idea, and it is so very beautiful!

Annie Louise said...

I love this transformation--Great Job!!
Jeanette

Simply Created by Cole said...

Love the color you choose and those flowers!

Nicole visiting from The CSI Project!

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Wow, look at that ~ Love it ~ you did a fabulous job.
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Joselyn@ The DIY Spot said...

How cute! Love the rosettes. Nice job!