Monday, February 24, 2014

MY INSPIRATION bedroom hanger

INSPIRATION                                      MY CREATION
The inspiration for my CURBSIDE TO COAT RACK (right) was this amazingly beautiful
photo (left) I found on pinterest. Id like to link to it however it was one of those photos used
to directly you to another unrelated advertising site.
As you can see from the inspiration photo this is definitely something that can be used in a bedroom
not just as a formal hall tree for coats.
Formal viewing of my coat rack is tonight April 18, 2013 ...
If you are local you can view my hall tree along with the other
upcycled art at the Langley Arts Council gallery exhibit
6:30 – 9:30pm 20550 Fraser Highway

More information can be found at the Township of Langley Web site

Dont forget to stop into Firstfinds Etsy to see all the new shabby chic handles.

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VINTAGE ISNT ALWAYS SAFE lamp re wiring tutorial

Have you ever come across a pretty vintage lamp,
 that caught your eye with a great price tag?

But the wiring is also vintage so you decide to pass because you think to yourself
*this thing may burn my house down*

Well heres how to solve that problem.
Make sure your lamp is not plugged in before you start.
Begin by removing the finial,

lamp shade, and light bulb,

With a flat head screw driver remove the little screw at the socket base,
before unscrewing the socket from the threaded post.

See the hidden wire decay, yikes!

Separate the top of the socket case from the bottom

by gently prying with a flat head screw driver then pulling apart.

The upper case is a like a sleeve you just pull off.

Now loosen the 2 screwed wire connections with your screwdriver,
and remove the old wires.

Youre ready to remove that old cord completly.
Just pull it all the way out the bottom of your lamp and toss it away.

Get your replacement cord ready,

and start working backwards.

Guide the new wire thru the base

and up thru the neck of you lamp.

Remember to threat your wire thru all your different little parts in order,
this lamp has several washers, a threaded rod, and a harp.

Screw your socket base onto the threaded rod and re-install the little screw. 

Youre almost done!

Give the copper wires a clockwise twist then curl them over
to fit on your connection screws. 

Tighten up the screws with your flat head before

sliding the upper sleeve back into place.
It will give a little click sound once it connects back to the socket base.

 The time has almost come to plug her in.

Screw your light bulb in and re-install your shade and finial.

It took me way longer to write this tutorial than
it takes to actually rewire a lamp.

We found this lamp at a yard sale and used it in a room reveal that can be seen here.

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NO LONGER JUST A DINING CHAIR balloon back chair

I really enjoy doing balloon back chairs.
Not because they are easy to work on but because I love the shape so much.


They are also great small space chairs, light weight yet solidly built,
once revamped they can be used in many rooms of your home.

They can be use at a desk in your daughter`s room, and even at your office desk.
George uses a balloon back chair at his desk.

They are the perfect vanity chair, or extra seating when entertaining,
How about in the bathroom with some folded towels sitting upon the seat?
Let`s not stop there ....
In the front entry to drop your coat and bag on,
and of course they fit nicely as a bedroom chair to throw extra pillows or a robe on.

I primed and painted this one in my signature white semi gloss paint.

Then upholstered in a black velvet material with a damask 2 tone design.

It`s also trimmed with bright white cording.

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I chose a woodland theme to play with this year for Christmas decorating. It stated with the burlap
 ribbon I used on the Christmas tree. I had picked up these stocking hangers at Walmart along with
the crystal snow tree in the middle. My baby pinecones are from Brick & Mortar and the smaller
 shiny trees are a second hand find. They have candles behind them. (battery tea lights) I have also
 used a few sprigs of faux greener along the shelf.
A glitter covered reindeer wreath got perched a top of a black urn. The same black urn I use with a
 topiary ball in some of my furniture pictures. I simply pulled the greenery ball off the stem and sat
 the wreath in front of it.

My stockings were a unique find at Potters Christmas Store, but they had to be purchased on the 50%
off coupon weekend. I planned to be there right at 9am when they opened and I found out quickly so
 did everyone else. The parking lot was full, the extra parking lots was full, and the road side parking
 was full. I was patient and a spot opened, we got in the store and picked out the stockings, before
 we knew it we were through the cashier and on our way. Thank you Potters for being so organized!
By now you must have noticed the title and the theme of reindeer hanging around our home.
The bed has a deer and even the wrapping paper has tons of them prancing around.

This morning we woke to our first official snow. We had a light dusting earlier this month and it was
 gone by that afternoon. This snow fall should look pretty for the rest of the day but with warmer
temperatures forecast tomorrow it wont be here long. We typically get one nice snow to enjoy the
rest of the time its rain. This Wednesday the forecast is calling for rain. Enjoy todays photos.



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