Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Few of my Finds. . .

I love a bargain! And if you know me at all then you know that is an understatement! Back at the beginning of the summer I decided our bedroom needed a new look. I painted the walls and got all new bedding and made some new pillows in this great fabric. But the best deal of all was the milkglass hobnail lamp that I found for $5.00! I collect milkglass hobnail and have for many years now. I don't have a huge collection but love the pieces I have obtained. Well, the lamp was in need of some work. The milkglass parts were in excellent condition (needed a little cleaning) but the other parts (the wood and brass) were in dire need of some paint. Here's some photos of the before:


And now how it looks after some chocolate brown paint and a new brown shade: (The lamp really is straight the photographer just wasn't holding the camera straight!)


It just may be the best $5.00 I've ever spent!

10 comments:

The Dale's said...

This is Stephanie Moore Dale (Jackie's daughter) and that is the prettiest lamp I have seen in a while! Lamps are so expensive, you got a great lamp for a great price!

The Browns said...

I am so jealous! I collect milk glass too, ya know. I found a smaller milk glass lamp at the flea market months ago and haven’t worked on it yet, but you have inspired me! BEA. U. TI. FUL!

Keith said...

Anna, that is GORGEOUS!

Meredith said...

oops, that was meredith, not keith. :)

The Browns said...

that would have been really funny if keith had left that message! :)

Jackie said...

LOVE IT!

Ben said...

I have the perfect spot for that beautiful lamp. It would look great beside my milk glass. I am needing a new place to display some of my grandma's pieces and those would look fabulous together :)

The Pettigrew's said...

Anna - This is Sheldon Pettigrew, I just happen to run accross your blog. I love it! It was great to check into your life.

Meredith said...

Hey there - just got your message. I had no idea you guys were a blind date! Funny how God works, huh?

The Pettigrew's said...

You are unforgetable! Of couse I would know you.