Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Little B&A and White Wednesday

Hi everyone,
I”m joining Debbiedoo’s Before and After Party and also Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday make sure you stop by both lovely lady’s blogs to see the great bloggers who take the time out to show what they have been up to and also what they love!
Remember this lampshade that I won on ebay? I was so excited that I had to show it off right away and put it on a black lamp well I finally got around to painting it white!              BEFORE
 Looks alot better doesn’t it?
Also remember this owl umbrella stand that I made for my mom back in the 70’s? I was so hesitant to spray it white but now I’m glad I did, I think mom would approve she liked to make a house and home too.
Do you like it better white? I had to move it to the other side of my cupboard because of the lighting is better here at night. I spray painted it and gave myself a break from the brush.

I forgot to take a before picture of this little ladder,  just think patriotic…I love it, I don’t know where it will go in my house but I’m certain I’ll find a place for it! I was at Target Saturday and bought a mirrored tea light holder on clearance to go on here, I think it will look good when lit up.
This Friday and Saturday is our annual yard sale at my sister’s town, I have so much to sell it’s mind boggling but I want money to buy a slipcover for my wing back chair and other shabby chic things so it should be a fun weekend. I hope yours is too!


A Hopeful Heart said...

Definitely, yes, the white made a HUGE different in the umbrella stand. It is beautiful white.

And the lamp looks gorgeous too. LOVE that shade.

Thanks for sharing,

Caroline said...

I love all your whites....I have the same little white ladder. I'm currently using it in my kitchen and I have a plant sitting on the top of it. The owl looks much better in white.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I'm envious of your cute little ladder!
That shade looks ten times cuter on a white lamp~and it was pretty dang cute on the black version!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great job! The lamp and owl look beautiful. I just love my white spray paint, LOL

Debbie said...

I have to say I do like it white better....and I am usually a gal for more color! Loves the owl.....thanks for joining in on my party this week. I do hope to see you again in two weeks:) Debbie

Ellen said...

Hi Rondell,

Just found your blog and am loving it! Love seeing the before and afters and your ambition at its creative best to bring beauty to what you already have. Can't wait to peruse the rest of your blog and see what other re-makes you have done. Oh, yah, I'm your newest follower;)


carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Hi Rondell! I think your changes look better. I'm sure your Mom wouldn't mind that you painted the owl umbrella holder.
All of your changes are really coming together quickly.
Good luck with your yard sale!

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Rondell!
Love the owl painted, so cute! I'm glad you liked my lampshade re-do. I could NOT find a lamp shade that hid the socket of those lamps for anything, so roses to the rescue! :)
Your little ladder is very cute, but I'll be honest, I was having trouble concentrating for seeing your pool in the background...it's been SO hot here, it looks very inviting! lol
Have a great week
Missy :)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Everything looks better painted white!!! You did a great job. I am sure your mom would approve. ~~Sherry~~

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I like it white better, looks great!

sissie said...

I love your lamp painted white and the shade is so darlin! Yes, the owl umbrella holder looks so much better.
The little ladder is very sweet, they are hard to resist.

I went by Big Lots today and they were out of everything! Glad you found one of the necklace hangers.


Debbie said...

The lamp looks so sweet white! The umbrella stand looks better white!! Fits your decor much more.
LOVE the little ladder.

Rebecca said...

I love the owl vase-I'm really into owls-they're hot right now, but I love them at Halloween!

Olivia~ said...

Oh sweets your lamp is to die for! I would love to have that shabby shade and it looks sooooo much better painted white! The owl is also AMAZING painted white as is the ladder too cute!

Virginia said...

Love seeing the before and after pictures.
You did a great job….everything turned out beautiful.
Sweet Blessings,

A Cottage Muse said...

Lots of fun selling at the yard sale ~ maybe you will find a few "new" treasures for yourself! Love your white afters!!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I like the white! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

All your pieces look great painted white!
Have fun making some money at your yard sale this weekend!
~ Jo :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your transformations are amazing!
Everything really does just a little bit better painted white. :-)

Have a wonderful Friday!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The white does look better and fresher. Especially the owl holder.

Deb said...

Great white makeovers, love your ladder!!!

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Hellooooo Rondell... Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting... -GLAD I popped over to say hellooooo also! The T-Shirt with the chandelier was an ANTHROPOLOGIE Find a couple years ago... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

P.S. YOU really find the bargains!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fantastic collection of B & A's. I adore your owl umbrella holder.

the cape on the corner said...

oh my goodness, i LOVE this white! it is SO MUCH SNAZZIER white! following you back (i'm about to, anyway!) where in PA are you, if you don't mind me asking? i'm near philly.

Dena said...

Oh I have been itching to paint a pair of lamps I have white and now I am really inspired to go ahead and do it! Love the transformation :)