On Vacation so here's a post FROM THE ARCHIVES...
This post originally appeared on September 12, 2008...
Once upon a time there was a little lamp. It was a cute little lamp. It was originally country red with some distressing (although its owner - who you'd think would know better - forgot to take a picture of it in its red "before" state). Well, one day, the little lamp's owner decided to rescue it from the basement and give it an exciting new home in the half-bath/laundry room. (Yes, I know, REALLY exciting....but at least it's better than the basement.) Unfortunately, the country red just wouldn't do. So the little lamp's owner decided to paint it something sleek...and sassy....like glossy black. Out came the spray paint.
The little lamp liked its new look.
Unfortunately, now the little lamp's lampshade just didn't look right. The little lamp's owner remembered seeing a perfect lampshade at the goodwill a week before. She jumped in her stylish minivan (with carseats) and drove through the heavy rain to goodwill, only to find that the lampshade was gone. (As one of those proverbial type people would say..."he (or in this case she) who hesitates is lost (or in this case loses out on the perfect little lampshade!)".
But then the little lamp's owner had an idea. Feathers (purchased from Michael's craft for a mere $1.99).
After some time (and a few burned fingers from the hot glue gun) the little lamp's owner had given the lampshade a new, sassy look too!
The little lamp was very happy. And it lived happily ever after!