Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cool finds using your imagination

I bought a lamp today.

This unique lamp was sitting in Yarrow's MCC yesterday. I eyed it up and knew I loved the lines and pictured it in antiqued black. But the finials were wrong on it. So I left it there.

Today I had to go get it for I had a plan of action. I picked it up and dropped by Dan's for a quick fix it project. He showed me how to dremel the finials off that I didn't care for. Right before my eyes, my lamp started to become what I had envisioned. For a whoppin' $20!

When black, it'll have a twisted hollow wrought iron look. It is cool.

This is the kind of stuff that makes me tick. Flipping something normal I find into something extraordinary. And totally unique!

For the longest time, I've refused to buy stuff and accessorize my tired old house because what was the point. When the background isn't right, the object won't look right. Things are starting to look right!

And like most anyone, I love to waltz through Homesense and try to find the perfect little something or other for a corner, but by far, walking into a thrift or garage sale is where it's at for me. It's the search AND creative process to the finished product that get me up in the morning. It is FUN to create and imagine!

I wish I had a camera to take a picture of the lamp, but I dropped it and now it won't go click. Cameras dislike meeting floors at a fast pace it seems. So I'll get those loose ends tied up one day soon.

Until then, you get to live abit of my current world over the past three years. Imagination is a wonderful quality to have!

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