Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Candy Bar and a Lamp Redo

Isn't it fun to learn and try new things? I love it - makes me feel younger and more alive - these days that is something I really need as I am discovering new wrinkles and aches every day - LOL! This past week I learned to make burlap rosettes with Allie and we made a bunch of them as you will see from a few of the projects I am posting here. HERE is the link to the directions if you are interested. There are about 20 different kinds of burlap flowers you can make (yes, I pinned them all in my boards if you follow me on Pinterest - LOL) so I am going to be at JoAnns this weekend to get more burlap!

I am thinking up some fun things to use as "prizes" at work and this large candy bar is one of the ideas I have come up with. It also fits the {Pin}spirational Challenge
which is based on this wonderful picture:

Allie and I worked on a few altered projects for her dorm in the last few weeks and my favorite one is a floor lamp we found in my parents' storage shed. Here are the before and after pictures. She really likes it and I secretly wanted to keep it - LOL!

Before (but I had already cleaned all the dirt off):


Isn't Pinterest a fun place - I was found the link to the burlap rosettes used on both these projects there.

Off to work now - hope you all have a wonderful day! Hugz!


  1. superb!!! loved the pictures of this lamp project,how artistically you have transformed this.. I was waiting to see this picture..liked the color and also the flower ...
    glad to visit your blog and see so many wonderful things here..

  2. Love the burlap rosettes. Great lamp redo, we had a lamp like that too years ago! Love what
    you did with it and perfect for your daughter, takes up very little space. Nice job.


  3. Oh, you are always so talented when it comes to making flowers. This burlap one is super. Great idea with the lamp. It turned out too cute.

  4. Those burlap flowers are amazing looking. Hope you can find the tutorial again. Love the candy bar treat and the altered lamp looks great.

  5. Very clever way of refurbishing a lamp! Your burlap flowers are sensational!

  6. Great job on both projects! thanks for sharing.

  7. The burlap flowers are stunning! Love your idea with the lamp and what could be more yummy than chocolate?!! :) TFS! HUGS

  8. Looks really great, Nancy - love the color too and the homey look of the burlap - just concerned about those metal cups getting hot from the light and heating the burlap to the point of it catching fire !!!

    1. Had the same worry Sue! I guess it is the Mother in us - LOL! I plugged it in and left it on for awhile and the cups did get hot but not the flower - not sure what was going on with that. I noticed the lap had 75 watt bulbs and I am replacing them today with lesser watts. I also told her never to leave it on when she leaves or goes to bed. I am still going to leave it on for a long time today after I replace the bulbs just to make sure. Hugz sweet friend!

  9. I love your burlap rosettes, your lamp looks fabulous - such a lovely colour.

  10. your burlap flowers are fabulous nancy and i love your upcycled lamp :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Awesome project!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  12. i am loving the burlap flowers. You did a great job on them. I will have to look for that pin. Hope it is easy. Your lights look fantastic.

  13. Those burlap rosettes look great on cards and old lamps! How creative!!

  14. Amazing
    Thanks for joining us at {PIN}Spirational Challenge
    Hugs Susan xx

  15. Love that lamp update. We had one of those in our living room when I was growing up. It's so retro and fun. I bet you had such a blast with Allie. I know you are going to miss her so much while she's at school. You're going to be an empty nester!!!! Time to get a dog if you don't already have
    Bear Hugs,

  16. Love your wrapper and lamp! Too cute! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!