On one of our garage saling dates VCH and I came across a garage sale where everything was extremely overpriced.
So when I saw this wooden floor lamp in a corner,
I didn't hold out much hope that it would be at a price we would be prepared to pay for it.
It reminded me of one my mother had when I was a kid- maybe it is the same one?
It didn't have a price tag on it so we hesitantly asked, "how much?"
When the reply came back, "you can have it for .... $2!"
We were thrilled and quickly snapped it up.
The owner threw in two lampshades that were pretty sad.
She also explained that the wiring was dodgy, but that didn't really matter, we knew it could be fixed.
VCH replaced the wiring with new wiring he bought at our local lighting place and
I set to work with some white paint and then a sander.
For the light shade, after I removed the yucky plastic stuff that had cracked and gave the wire a good scrub,
I set about tying strips of netting, that I redeemed from our pool cabana, they had been torn and damaged by the weather, as I had replaced them with some new ones, I decided I could use the old ones for this project.
I think it looks so pretty now.
And while "Lily Lamp" is technically for sale, I am enjoying having her grace my entry hall for the moment.