February 12, 2016

New Lamps and a Little Blue and White

When I first refinished this cabinet in our entry a few months ago, I wanted some beautiful French candlestick lamps that I found on line.  They were on sale but by the time I was ready to order them, they were full price.  I figured I would wait until they went on sale again.
At Christmas, my husband and I made a shopping run down to Grand Rapids and stopped in at our favorite used furniture store.

I was amazed to spot a set of lamps - exactly like the ones I had wished for!  And they were $20 a piece!
They were a tarnished gold brass and they had creepy shades but for $40 I was happy!
I used two colors of chalk paint right over the brass to get an uneven finish.  Then I lightly sanded them to let a little of the gold shine through.  I bought these lamp shades at Lowe's here in town.

I mentioned in my last post that I had added to my blue and white collection.  I found this ginger jar at HomeGoods along with the little garden stool.

I added a silver footed tray on top of the dresser to drop keys or set your coffee on as you're going out the door.


It won't be spring in Michigan for a long time yet but this room feels fresh and bright and I love that.

I also want you to know that as I'm editing these pics, I can hear my 6'4" son in this room practicing his dribbling and watching himself shoot in this mirror. *sigh*  So if anything's missing the next time I show you this room, it might have been 'killed' by a basketball!

Have a great day!

love and blessings~


"Behold, I will set your stones in turquoise, and your foundations I will lay in sapphires. I will make your summits of rubies and your gates of crystal, and your entire wall of precious stones."
Isaiah 54:11,12

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22 comments:

  1. Great score Lynda. Luv when things like that happen. Your entry looks bright and fresh, beautiful . I can only imagine a long winter as it has been sometime since Ai have lived anywhere but North Central Florida. We get cold days and dreary days, lows in the 20's and an occasional teen degree morning, but never weeks of it... just the odd few days .And almost always brilliant sunshine.
    Stay warm.... enjoy the pre Spring of tour lucky entry.
    Hugs, Gee

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    1. Thank you, Gee! Yesterday we had a complete white-out with blowing snow and a wind-chill factor of -9. A friend of mine just spent a week in Florida and posted all kinds of wonderful pictures of the ocean and palm trees and glorious sun. *sigh* You are a blessed woman!

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  2. Lynda, your entry just couldn't be any prettier. That space is magazine worthy!

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  3. What a great find!!! You did an excellent job with the painting of them too. I just purchased two candlestick lamps and love them. The entry is just beautiful looks so elegant. BTW I love that mirror it is just gorgeous! Where did you find it? Love the one in the living room above the small chest too :)
    Blessings, Candy

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    1. Thank you, Candy! I found the entry mirror at HomeGoods. It was all white when I bought and I painted it to coordinate with the dresser. The other mirror was purchased about 15 years ago from a second hand store in Virginia when we lived there. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Lynda- everything is just lovely! I am addicted to blue and white. I will have to hit Home Goods to see what they have.
    There is nothing better than finding something that was a bargain that can be transformed. The lamps are wonderful!
    Thank you so much for joining our first ever Thoughts of Home on a Thursday! We are so glad you did!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! HomeGoods is my favorite! I hope you find something wonderful!

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  5. That is THE most gorgeous shade of blue! Perfection!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Lynda Your entry would be something that I would thoroughly enjoy. Your thoughts and ideas on what to look for when you are shopping and how to refinish your great finds surely inspire all of us. I am too wondering who inspired you and perhaps encouraged you to decorate.

    Blessings Nancy

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! My mom has always had wonderful taste and so I grew up in a 'pretty' home. It's something I've enjoyed doing since I was a teenager. (And that was a long time ago!) ;) Have a blessed day!

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  7. Woo hoo! You know I love your entry. Thank you so much for linking with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Stacey!
      love and blessings~

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  8. Oh I am absolutely in love with this makeover and your beautiful space.

    Thank you so very much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence helped to make it extra special.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura! Happy Valentine's Day!
      love and blessings~

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  9. Great lesson in not overlooking a treasure just because it may need some work. You revived the lamps beautifully. As this is my first visit with you, I need to say that I love your decorating style. Very refreshing.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth, and thanks for visiting!
      love and blessings~

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  10. Lynda,
    Ah~h~h, the joys of Motherhood!
    I'm sure your son is one handsome young man, as the mirror should tell!
    Gorgeous lamps!
    This room speaks softly of Springs arrival!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  11. Hi Lynda,
    I just found your blog and so happy I did! I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous home. This entry looks like something one would see in a magazine! The shade of blue is stunning and the lamps are perfect.

    Pat

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    1. Thank you so much, Pat! And thanks for following!

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