Floor Lamp Transformation to Charming Solar Lights

Floor Lamp Transformation to Charming Solar Lights

On one of our many day trips to Asheville, North Carolina, we swung by the Hospice Care Partners Estate Sale (you’ve heard me mention it before). While perusing the remains of the sale (now 50% off) I couldn’t pass up this gorgeous antique floor lamp.Read more ›

Upcycling in the Great Outdoors: Favorite Yard & Garden Projects

Upcycling in the Great Outdoors: Favorite Yard & Garden Projects

As the last hard frost date quickly approaches and local garden centers start coming to life, I am reminded of some of the fun repurposing projects I did for our yard last year! As you may recall, our yard qualified as Certified Wildlife Habitat which is something I’m proud of…AND I’m always looking for new ways to bolster our certification. I’m just as excited about getting my garden beds in shape for the Spring planting season and watching our azaleas bloom in Technicolor.

In other words? I’m ready for S-P-R-I-N-G!Read more ›

Industrial Floor Lamp from a Surveyors Tripod

Industrial Floor Lamp from a Surveyors Tripod

A couple of years ago, a local store had a FANTASTIC “yard sale” which was more like a fancy flea market. At this sale, I bought two things- a pretty antique picture frame and a very cool, very trendy vintage surveyor’s tripod. And making an industrial floor lamp was at the top of my to-do list with that wooden tripod.Read more ›

DIY Vintage Brass Lamp Makeover

DIY Vintage Brass Lamp Makeover

I see versions of this project more and more frequently- someone finds an outdated lamp at the thrift store (often brass) and they give it a lamp makeover with some paint and a new shade. And then ta-da, a completely new lamp, for very little cash! So OBVIOUSLY I had to give this a go.Read more ›

DIY Table Lamp from Architectural Salvage: Porch Baluster

DIY Table Lamp from Architectural Salvage: Porch Baluster

Many moons ago, I had spotted some gorgeous- and I mean STUNNING- lamps at a highfalutin antiques shop in Cashiers, North Carolina. Constructed from old porch balusters (the spindle’s more robust cousin), they were striking…and strikingly expensive. I went from defeated to determined, though, when Jon whispered to me in the shop, “We can make those.”Read more ›