Thursday, August 21, 2008

YS Find

*Edited to add: All the trees have been fluffed & I didn't know I was going to be doing it until I got there so sadly no camera! When it's time to get our trees out of storage I will show the very simple, very easy tree fluffing method we used at work. Unless of course I am chosen to be on the set team for the new store in September and I can get pictures of the tree fluffing there. You're probably already doing it and not realizing you're a professional tree fluffer-upper! *smiles*

I've been looking for lamps quite awhile without much luck. Remember the ys trip I made to Charleston awhile back to pick up my big honkin' furniture rehab? Well I scored on some great finds, one was a pair of very heavy lamps for $5 each. I offered $8 and the owner agreed *smiles*

They seem to be unglazed ceramic ? I totally hate the green bands on them and the white jumps out too much for my decor. I wonder what color I should paint them? Or if I could rub on something to knock that white back to a more antiquey golden color? And what about that green? Could I repaint that first and if so what color? My home is mostly golds, reds and touches of black, only my bathroom and master bedroom is green.
The shades are unfortunate *sigh* I so have to find new ones. I was thinking maybe some that are sort of retangle shaped, something I could recover in a gorgeous fabric...
Oh and this is my wicker stand I got a few weeks ago off the clearance aisle at work. My boss gave me a chance to shop on the clock again and let things go for next to nothing because he needed to get the Christmas trees out and leftovers were in the way!
Wanna guess how much?
Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job?

Yesterday was tree fluffy duty for me. I got to watch the official Lobby DVD on how to properly fluff a Christmas tree! Then I spent the morning doing exactly that. My arms are scratched up but let me tell you girls it was fun! I had a great time and I got to hear some of the latest news from the corporate lady sent around to help train people on tree fluffing! Look out Statesboro Georgia and Charleston SC area, you both have Hobby Lobby's coming soon!
And fingers crossed I'll be on the set team *pray for me please to get this assignment*
Please leave me some advice on how to make these bargain's into beauties!


a day in the life of bella said...

I love those lamps, I like the green, but then, I do have green in my home...yeah, the the lamps are wonderful, can't wait to see what you do with them :)

Do you mean if you get that assignment that you will be traveling to HL's around the country to train other stores? That would be cool...if you come to MI, make sure to let me know:)

Good Luck!!!

PS: You got that sweet table for a buck, didn't you!!! ;)

Shannon said...

Great finds! I say paint them!

You will have to give a step by step tutorial on how to fluff a tree!!

About your bed...I think pink and white would look GREAT on a black bed with green walls. You could also add green in with your bedding to tie into the walls. As for winter bedding, I just add some chocolate brown to mine so maybe you could do that too, yes, even with a black bed. Or do nothing in the winter! Last winter was the first time I used brown on my all white bedding.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I would paint the lamps black...but then again I have black lamps on my mind right now because I need some!

~ Sarah

Screaming Meme said...

I have a passion for lamps! and painting! Go for it!

Susie Harris said...

Lamps... never can have enough! Thanks for the heads up on the "you know"... I will keep it a!

Darlene said...

I love your lamps, they look great. Sorry, I am no help at all as to a new color. Love the little table and I'm sure you got it for practically free. Oh, I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you to get the assignment you want.

That is funny about fluffing trees. Are you going to give us pointers on how to properly fluff our trees?? lol

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

I love the lamps, great finds. Enjoyed reading about your many projects, finds, and tips.

duchess said...

The lamps have great potential. I'd say black, but that's always my favorite.
Let us see what you decide.

Shannon said...

If you spruce up your bed be sure to post about it! :)

Kimba said...

Great lamps! Have you ever tried the Rustoleum metallic spray paint? They have it in hammered bronze, hammered copper and a couple of other colors.

I've never used it but I was planning on trying it out on a yard sale lamp. That might be interesting for your lamp.

I just picked up two really pretty lamp shades at Big Lots for $5. They're cream and chocolate brown. Very pretty.

I can't wait to see your tree fluffing tutorial! That is one of my least favorite jobs and it never looks right to me.

Darlene said...

Hee hee I was the first comment on Susie's blog....roflol

Just had to rub it in a bit after I saw the comments......

And, let me just tell you I HAVE GOT TO STAY OUT OF HL!!!!!

Darlene said...

That is FABULOUS news that you get to go set up the exciting!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I found your blog through blog hopping! You've got some great ideas on here!

I love to go to yardsales too. Good luck with your lamp.

Darlene said...

Hey again! I have an award for you on my blog if you want to stop by and pick it up. :)

linda said...

Just stopping by and thought I'd leave a comment...hope you don't mind.

I'm so jealous that you work at Hobby Lobby. I've only been in one twice, the one in Littleton, CO. I go crazy in there with all of the lovely goodies!

I am so intrigued with HL's tree fluffing procedure. I'll be back to check and see if you give us proper instructions. I think I could use some.

Screaming Meme said...

Kitty! I love those lamps...There are many things you can do here...I see that there is reds & golds...You could paint it a golden warm the glue technique...go a little heavy in some areas...and then paint a warm creamy white...let it crackle and go over it with a brownish glaze or mix that brown paint into a glaze....Or crackle in a certain area....Or use any color you like...The metallics would be pretty too! Or paint it a certain color(I like cream since you have some strong colors in there) and dry brush another color over(lke a metallic)...Make sure to have a dry brush....or use a metallic paint in the pot(My favorite because it is easy to use and it adds so much drama)It's called Stencil Magic Paint Creme...You can find it at Hobby Lobby or Micheals...I love it...When you first open will be hard...scrape off the top skin...and it's good to go! I love this stuff...We will use a lot of it in class! I'll think of more ideas and get back to you!!!