Don't you love Target?! They have the cutest things.
Some of the housewares they have for the holiday season are adorable!!
I go in Target with the intention of buying just one thing...
it never works!
By the time I get to the checkout my bill is quickly approaching the 100$ mark.
Sometimes I tell myself to just stay away from there! :)
Loved the lamps...I picked them up for some where around 25 or 30$
I don't really remember, I bought them a while back.
I wanted a tall slender base but, the shade was not what I was after...
So I ran into Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon
and picked up a couple of those adhesive lamp shades they have.
I think they were around 12$ but I used my coupon so I got them for around 7$.
I had to go in 2 separate days
because they will only let you use one coupon per day
which is kind of a pain...but I needed two shades.
Also, in case all you Hobby Lobby frequent shoppers didn't know
you can pull up your 40% off coupon on your phone and use it that way.
When I learned this, I was thrilled,
seeing as how I was always forgetting my printed coupon at home.
Back to my shades...so I cut out some birds from wool
and hand stitched them onto my fabric
with a simple running stitch.
I used some basic embroidery stitches to create the branches
and I was ready to put them on the shades.
I am not an expert in this area, so the embroidery is far from perfect.
But sometimes I think that is the beauty of a project like this.
It makes it uniquely our own.
I had bought some really cute trim
which was probably the part of my project that I spent the most on.
I sewed the bottom pleated ribbon on
and after turning the edges under the top edge of the shade
I glued the top piece of trim on.
This part was all a little more difficult than I expected.
Seeing as how I should have added an extra inch to all sides of my fabric.
They were a little too small for the shades so I had to alter them a little.
But we live and learn...right?!
And I finally got them right...I love the way they turned out.
I think I probably spent a little over 120$, tops, for both lamps
by the time I had the fabric, trim, shades and the lamp base.
But I have seen lamps like these
in cute designer boutiques for 150$ a piece at least.
The lamps I wanted to purchase for this space were 200$ a piece.
And maybe they were prettier than mine, but mine are a close second.
So I am pleased! :)
Now I need a cute window treatment for that window! :)
This week I have been working on cleaning out some closets, drawers and the garage.
My furnace room had these
six bags of crap (for lack of a better word) in there.
That is a lot of stuff crammed into a small space.
Well now you could eat off the floor in there, it is so clean! :)
We have a dumpster coming to the house this next week
for the rebuilding and remaking of our back deck.
I am taking full advantage of that dumpster while it is here!