Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Cockle Doodle Doo - Lamp Redo"

Hi Friends - hope you all are doing well. In between watering the flowers in the greenhouses, mowing the yard, pricing candles and transplanting cucumbers, squash and watermelon - I accomplished a lil' redo project today - thought I'd share it with you.

I bought this lamp - it was already cute - but it needed some attention.

It did not have a shade - jus' a rusty ole' harp...



The base was chipped and loose...



I had a new red shade that I put polka-dots on (imagine that)...



I added some red, green and gold to the rooster. I painted the base black, distressed it and added some varnish. I tightened it up so it was nice and sturdy too.



And ta-da - That lil' rooster is standing proud. I love this weather vane lamp - and I'm gonna have to restrain myself from keeping it. So for now - it's in the shop.



So this is my first post of a lil' something I'm gonna try and start - it's "What's in "store" Wednesday. I'll try and give you a sneak peek into something special at the shop each Wednesday. Now approaching the busiest season of the year for us - I'm probably making you a promise that's gonna be hard to keep - but I'll give it my best - promise!!!

Wishing you a blessed Wednesday!
Cathy

You all had such nice comments about this - thank you so much - a lot of people called and e-mailed from out of state wanting it - I was so surprised. But I sold it to the first one to call which happened to be my great local friend, Donna. Early bird gets the worm I guess. Glad you all liked it!!!!





30 comments:

Ada Mae said...

Great lamp--I wish I had a spot for it. Isn't it great to RECYCLE!! Keep those seedlings warm tonight!!!!!!!!!!

Carrie said...

I love the lamp its great!

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE that lamp!!!! It turned out SOOOO CUTE! Man I wish I was close to your shop. I would probably be in there every day!!!

Audrey said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see it in person!

Luckiest Girl.... said...

You have done it again. If you are going to post something from the store every week, you will have to start selling on line.
I hope you are Mom is doing well.
Take Care

Faye said...

CATHY, THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!PLEASE KEEP MY DAUGHTERS AUTISM CONF.IN YOUR PRAYERS TODAY.THE INFO. IS POSTED ON MY BLOG! BLESSINGS, FAYE

Amy said...

What a great make~over! It went from boring to WOW! Great job.. love the colors you chose.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

I absolutely love it! Why can't I find something like this to re-do. :) I'm still waiting to get into our garden. We have had nothing but rain lately.

Take care and looking forward to next Wednesday!

Debbie

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

First, I hope your mom's surgery went well and she is recovering nicely.

And that lamp is delightful. What a colorful way to warm up a space! Someone is going to snap that right up I am sure.

Kelly B said...

That is such a great lamp!! Very creative!! I think it would go great in my kitchen!! :)

Nancy said...

Cathy, I loved it, and would almost drive to KY to get it! How wonderful that you saw the possibilities(sp?) for it!!!! Nancy

P.S. I hope you Mom is doing good!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the lamp you did a wonderful job on it!
Rondell

belladella said...

I love it! I can't believe it's even the same piece.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cathy,

I love it!. Wow, you did a great job. Everything you create turns out special.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Sheila said...

Beautiful, you are sooo talented

This Country Girl said...

Cathy,

Wow! What a great look you gave that lamp! I bet it sells fast (if you give it up)! :)

I'll be looking forward to What's in Store Weds!

Have a great evening,
Tammy

Jean said...

Cathy, Might I say WOW! WOW! WOW! Fantastic lamp makeover. I am just a little partial to roosters so I love it. How did your Mom's surgery go?
Jean in Virginia

Carrie said...

Cathy~
LOVE the lamp redo and I am looking so forward to your 'What's in store Wednesdays'!! I wish I had your talent and taste!!

Hugs!! Carrie♥

Angie said...

Thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment. I am very flattered because I have been looking at your blog for a while now and LOVE everything you do. You are so creative! I so wish I could paint like you do!

Martha said...

A great transformation -- would not bleieve it was the same lamp!

Busy Mom said...

Now if you had one that was a bunny, I'd have to have it!!! Although I do love roosters/hens too!! Very cute project! It will find a new home quickly I am sure!

Melody said...

That Lamp is something to 'crow' about! (sorry I had to do that..my bad)How's your Mom Doing? E-mail me

Rose said...

That is so cute!

AndreaW123 said...

Cathy
The lamp is so cute....I love it!

Monica said...

If I was near you I'd so buy that lamp! It would go perfect in my kitchen!

madrekarin said...

Cathy- That lamp is adorable. Just goes to show what a little creativity can do.

Tolentreasures said...

This is so nice. I don't know how I missed it until now. You did a great redo!

Cathy

Stacey said...

Oh how I wish I wouldn't have missed out on that lamp. Sigh...it's a beauty!

Janele said...

You really did an excellent job in recycling a lamp that ok, and turning it into a work of art. Great Job!

momof3girls said...

You did an amazing job on the rooster lamp!! You are very talented!