On Monday, I gave you all a little sneak peak of a project I was working on.
Let me just start by telling you a little about the decor in my home.
I had moved away to school about 4 years ago and had to buy all new furniture because what I had in my bedroom at my parents house would not have been enough to fill my apartment. Then my husband, boyfriend then fiance at the time, moved to his first job location 2 years ago and bought new furniture and took things from his parents house.
Then roughly 2 years ago, I moved back in my parents house to save on rent after I graduated and lived there until I got married. Once I moved in with my husband, we had enough items and furniture to fill two houses. However, not one piece matched another and we are left with a bachelor pad.
Now, this does not make me all that upset because we will be moving at least two more times in about 3 years so I know not all furniture will go with each place we live. Also, this gives me plenty of projects to work on because I feel extremely guilty buying new items when the beat up item in front of someone's house that they want to throw out could be more beautiful than that new piece at a store.
(I might be a garbage picker and thrift store shopper. Don't judge.)
Without any more blabbing by me, here is our lovely new lamps (of course a picture of before as well).
|Gorgeous, lovely, lamp nicely donated by my Hubby's parents. I do love that we had a table and floor lamp for free!|
|They turned out great.|
|The bed and side table were also one of our free, donated items. I cannot wait to get a new bed because I know exactly what I want but I cannot find it.|
|What once was old, is now new!|
Total cost of project - $34.96 (excluding tax)
Table lamp and floor lamp - free
Lamp shades - $10 x2 (from Big Lots)
Primer - $2.99 (Hobby Lobby)
Spray Paint - $3.99 x2 (Hobby Lobby)
Finishing spray - $3.99 (Walmart)
Sandpaper - free
Now I need to start looking for a new project. What do you all think?