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This is my happy place. I have talked about my sewing room/studio many times. I just love this room. I read in here, pray in here, create in here, I am writing this post in here. I would bathe in here if I had running water. It’s my place where I can be creative and it is completely and totally me. However I do have one small complaint. The lighting is horrible. I get great light during the day, but now that it gets dark at like 2:00 I have a hard time working in here when the sun goes down. That three bulb lamp on the fabric case is one of my allllll time favorite yard sale finds for $10.00 years ago. I love it but it is definitely does not put out enough light.
I have been keeping my eyes open when thrifting, for the perfect lamp to hang over my desk. Of course I didn’t want to spend a lot of money and it had to be unique, fun, and quirky. I saw this last week while thrifting with a dear dear friend. I pushed her out of the way to get to it first. Noooooooo just kidding, I would never do that.
Boy was it ugly…. but it was the perfect size, shape, and price.
I thought and thought about what I could do to it to give it new life. What color should I paint it, what could I glue on it, What could I hang from it. Then I did what every impatient person does. I went out to my garage and found the fullest can of spray paint, which just happened to be blue, and went with that. No trips to Lowe’s, no thinking about it for days. I just have to do it when I am thinking about it or it won’t get done.
Enter this guy. Well hello there hot man. Will you please pleassssssse step away from the football game to please please help me hang this lamp. Insert sweet voice and batting of the eyelashes.
We got tickled when husband stepped back and almost fell off my desk.
I continued to be tickled about it and couldn’t stop laughing. Here is where he says, “Stop laughing, put down the camera or I’m not helping you.” Ohhhhhh my gosh what is it with people tripping or falling down that totally cracks me up and sends me over the edge in a laughing fit?!?!?!
So I finally calmed down with the threat of him not helping me and we measured the room and found the center. One hook in the center and then one hook in the corner.
This is how well my husband knows me. He bought this light bulb for my new lamp on his way home from work. The Original Vintage Style light bulb. Put the word vintage in the title and I am a sucker. Ahhhhhh love him and this light bulb.
Ahhhhhh much better. I still need to do something with the chain. Any ideas!?!?! Not thrilled with the gold, although with my school bus yellow paint it doesn’t look that bad. Would totally loveeeeeeeeeee any ideas!!!
Thank you honey for your help. Thank you for the light bulb, and thank you for the laugh. xoxoxo