Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Before and after


Today is officially a month since I have updated my blog???
Has it really been a month? I can't believe I have been gone so long.
Taking care of my father's estate has really been a challenge. Anyone who has ever been the administrator of someone's will, understands the overwhelming amount of time you spend on paperwork, phone calls and trips to the attorneys office.
Not to mention, taking care of his home and personal belongings.
I am hoping to get back into "the swing of things" soon.

In the meantime, I did finish my red and white checked project from my last post - I just hadn't had time to post it until now.
A few of you had guessed I was making something to sit on.
  No, you can't sit on it, but....
I am thinking about the comment on the porch swing idea.... How cute would THAT be... a red swing with red and white checked pillows or seat cushions!

Okay, on to my little project....

I am sure we have all seen these before.


I bought mine at a local thrift store for $1.48.
Yep, One dollar and forty eight cents!
Mr. Fisherman thinks they should have PAID ME to take it off their hands, but I thought I could make it into something much cuter.
 All it took was a little paint, fabric, bias tape and new shades.

The finished project.....





The picture really doesn't do it justice.
 It's shiny and BRIGHT red.
It may not be everyone's "cup of tea" but....
 I love it!


Linking today to:
Rednesday
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http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/
http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/
http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/
http://lbratina.blogspot.com/
http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/
http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/
http://www.yesterdayontuesday.typepad.com/
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/
http://theinspiredroom.net/
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http://www.remodelaholic.com/
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23 comments:

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That chandy came out wonderful. I actually had checked on your blog this morning to see if you had posted. Settling my grandpa's stuff has become a slanderous nightmare. I am very glad he isn't around to see what his family members are capable of.
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

LV said...

My word what an amazing job on you did on that light fixture. I am sure your fisherman changed his mind after seeing this. I understand perfectly what you have been through in settling an estate. I have been through so many. After the last, I refuse to be an administrator ever again. Sorry about your loss, but it is something we have to face some time. Take care.

Debbie said...

LOVE it!!! What a deal!

dpeele said...

You are too creative. Love it.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The finished product is absolutely dazzling!

TO LIVE WITHOUT RED

“To live without red is a sin!”
She said, with a rubicund grin.
“A world without red?
I’d rather be dead!
No crimson? It shivers my skin!”


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red Art in Mexico

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That came out really great!! I'm so sorry about your father.

Terri said...

Wow, Lucy...this was soooooo worth the wait. This is stinkin' adorable! Do I dare confess that I have an almost identical light hanging in my dining room (yes, in that beautiful brass finish) as we speak?! It has been on my "to do" list for months, but life (and cookies) keep getting in the way!

You really nailed the "re-do" on this little gem! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Awesomely cute and soooooo creative. Love it! GODDESS

Patti said...

What a great makeover...red checks always make me happy!! Cute poem above!

Keetha Broyles said...

I saw an old chandy that needed LOTS of love in a small shop just last week and I told my friend, "there are bloggy women who LOVE those things" - - - and then I just walked away and left it for someone else to find.

Yours is very cute.

Jodie said...

What a great transformation! The red is fantastic!

Warm Wishes,
Jodie

http://lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com/

Mimi said...

Love what you have done here! I have so many brassy things around and something just like this! One day I am rounding all these things up and trying to transform them like you have here. Great job!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, I like it. It looks great. Those are cute red and white shades too. Great job. Love red. Karie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Another FABULOUS transformation, I LOVE IT!! Martina

Pauline said...

That is so cute. I love gingham :o)
Have a peaceful weekend.

Stephanie said...

LOVE it!! I adore all things red and all things gingham and this has both....heaven!! Great job! Stopped by from FJI.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

It is so cottage and cute, love the red! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence!

Sachiko said...

Great transformation, I love the "after" one much better!

Janine said...

It's very nice, I like the colour
Happy to find your blog, I change my computer and lost my addresses
Happy week for you

Erin Zacharda said...

Your chandelier turned out SO cute! I love the bold red and the fact that's it's different than what everyone else typically does :) It's very cheery looking!
Thanks for linking it up to The AFTER Party @ 3 Meadow Lake Cottage!
~Erin

Sandy said...

I think this is PERFECT! I had one of these brass chandeliers but it was a double, and I got rid of it!!!! I will keep my eye out now....this is too cute! I have one that is white and red, and it needed redoing....you have given me some good ideas! Thanks! Sandy

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

BEAUTIFUL! Great job with the red, I love it.
Best,
Gloria

Sue@House Pretty said...

Very cute! Love the color!! Total transformation!!!

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