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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):

After:

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!

Comments

  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..
    samir

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  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.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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 !!!

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    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!

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

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

    xx coops xx

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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 one....lol
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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

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