I'm the type of person that could never buy great finds simply to re-sell them (although I wish I could). Everything I find I keep which is a HUGE problem because I have filled a 4 bedroom home wall to wall in a little more then 2 years. We moved from a small one story 3 bedroom home into our two story 4 bedroom home a couple of years ago and I told everyone that I loved the look of the plain white bare walls and the simplicity they spoke. WHAT A LIAR I AM! I cannot help myself, every wall is filled and I wish I had more space to keep adding. Because of my lack of space, I often pass up good buys :( and hate myself for it for days. Truth be told, I do love the look of simplicity in a home but its just not in me. My home is filled with inherited antiques and my own pieces that I hope that someday will be inherited pieces. With that said here are a couple of things that I would like to share:
I bought this table at a yard sale for $50 about 8 years ago! Nothing needed to be done to it, it was perfect as it was! I love the detail, the chippy paint and the fact that it is "not perfect".
My plates hang above my headboard in my bedroom. This wall is and has been a work in process for about 10 years now. As I find a perfect plate for my wall, I buy it and beg my husband to hang it up.
Finally...My new love for burlap. I covered an ugly lamp shade with burlap ruffles for my nightstand. Here is how I did it:
I purchased a burlap roll from Michaels craft store for about $4.
Then I cut strips or "workable pieces" about 1 foot long. Next, I chose a burlap thread in the center of one end and pulled it gently.
Once the burlap started to ruffle I stopped it half way and pulled the middle thread on the other end.
Pulling the threads on either side gave me a ruffle. Starting from the top of the lamp shade I used hot glue to attach the ruffles.
I glued and wrapped about 4 rows and then cut off any excess threads hanging.
Until the whole shade was covered.
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