Thursday, January 24, 2013

Paris Grey Basket and White Owl Lamp

I found this basket last November at a church sale for $3.00, a nice sized one too!
I’ve always wanted to paint it so today after getting the girls on the bus after a 2 hour delay ( because it was about 8 degrees this morning ) I came home and started on it. I used the rest of the Paris Grey, well maybe I have enough to paint an urn that I found there too!
I think it turned out really nice!
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This is what it looked like before, it’s plastic lined so I guess you could put a large plant in it if you wanted to but I kill plants so I won’t be doing that!
I’m keeping it in my office, gee, it sounds so good to write that.:) Right now I have my burlap stored in it.
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Here is a close up, I just dry brushed it on letting some of the finish show thru  ASCP just went on so smoothly too!
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Now here is the sweetest lamp ever that I bought to go on the desk, whenever I get that started, they have a 2 hour delay tomorrow too!
Isn’t he/her the cutest, love his/her face!
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The shade is burlap and I found him at Burlington for $25.99, I didn’t think that was a bad price for both the lamp and the shade!
The taller lamp is just to big for the desk, you can see it on the floor back there. Yes, I still have to do the trim in white, maybe once I get the room going I’ll get it done, It’s like #1,000 on my to do list:)
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Here’s the desk that I found in a dumpster when the college here was done for the summer, the best thing is that it was free!
The girl that used it and thur it away must have been an art major don’t you think? I have it all sanded and I’m going to prime it because the top is some sort of laminate plus all the magic marker art too. I have a quart of gray paint that I bought a while ago so I’m using what I have. I’d like to find some neat hardware for it also!
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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great evening!
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Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oooo Rondell that lamp is so adorable! :D

Gina said...

That basket looks soooo much better! I love the owl cute.
Have fun working on the desk!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love the paint on the basket! nice texture and color!

Meeha Meeha said...

The basket turned out fabulous! And the owl.... it's a sure winner in any home :)

Ellie VanCaster said...

Two wonderful finds-the basket looks just great and what a cute desk. Have a good

Anne said...

I LOVE the white painted basket!What a great desk and free!!! Gotta love that!

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Victoria said...

I found my desk in the dumpster too! Mine was jet black at the time but I love it and brought it along when we recently moved across country.

Your painted basket looks great!

NanaDiana said...

Wonderful finds, Rondell. You did good. What a cute lamp, too! xo Diana

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The basket is perfect in gray...your office is wonderful!

Cristina Garay said...

They're all really nice finds, Rondell! The lamp is my favorite, I like that owl! Can't wait to see how you transform that desk!

Stacey said...

That lamp is adorable!

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Love that owl lamp -- and great find with that desk!

Vanessa said...

HI, Rondell

I love your basket. Looks great. I found your lovely blog on Design, Dining & Diapers link party. Love looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by

Have a great weekend.


Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love how your basket turned out! It really made a big difference! I'm glad I'm not the only one with a HUGE to do list! LOL! Thanks for the visit and the follow! I'm following you as well and hope you enjoy the Bible Study! Blessings, Tammy

Heather - New House New Home said...

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