Thursday, October 22, 2009

Surveyors Transom retro-fit

Monday 10/26/09 update
I am so very proud of my Hubs vision and talents, please allow me to brag a bit more!

This post was originally shared last week on Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage, but I decided to link this fabulous make-over out in the blog world a little further.
I am linking this post with, Between Naps on the Porch @ Metamorphosis Monday
AND
with Kimba @ A Saft Place to Land, DIY Day.
Both of them are favorites of mine,lots of eye-candy & great ideas, but I was always lurking, never linking.
Well... today I link!
ENJOY!

DIY Day @ ASPTL

My Hubs is the BEST!!
I mentioned to him this morning that I really wanted something new and fun to share on Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage. We recently returned to blogging and have participated in a couple of fun parties at, The Inspired Room & Flea Market Style. (see our posts here & here) We have had such a good time working on our projects plus we found we work better with a deadline! (duh)
We had church responsibilities that took up most of the day, but on our way back from Fresno, Hubs pulled into Lowes & bought a $10 lamp kit.
A few years ago, Hubs Father-in-law, gifted him with an awesome vintage surveyors transom. We used the patina filled wood case & the actual transom in a vignette on top of our armoire in the great room. So, that left the warm-wood tripod legs available for this project.
When we got home, Hubs spent 10 minutes putting the lamp kit together and then 20 minutes in our barn searching through our salvage and flea market finds for the perfect lamp shade.
He scored when he found a 1950's Haeger pottery lamp with the perfect shade!
Have you seen how much these lamps cost at Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware?
We now have a fabulous lamp for a $10 lamp kit, a shade off of a $15 estate sale lamp & the memory of a thoughtful gift from a lovely man!
We love it!
What do you think?

12 comments:

LizzyP said...

That is so awesome! Your creativity is so inspiring.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That's phenominal! I loveeee it!

Barbara said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice to see others really exist in blog land!
I LOVE the lamp. If only my hubby were so handy....

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love this! You need to enter this next Monday night at 10pm on A Soft Place to Land. So, so creative! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment.

Blessings,
Beth

Lissa said...

Shut the front door! You made that tripod into a lamp?! I LOVE IT! Thanks for your sweet comments. It's my dream to restore an old farm house...

Michelle said...

That looks great. Very creative.

Holly said...

Oh my goodness, that's fantastic! I've been seeing those tripods lamps around lately and liking them, but I love this with patina so much more!

Andrea said...

I love your idea - my father would love this!! I'll have to keep an eye out for old tripods!

Mandy said...

Love it - it's really cute!
TFS!

Cheryl said...

I love this! and yes, I know how much these things cost. I wanted one for our living room, but the hubs said no way at that price. Can't say i blame him.

Anonymous said...

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Beckiuekr said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!