Allright......I will admit it. I love having things in my home that are homemade...not store bought...and are like nothing you will see in someone else's home.
I also love mixing the quirky with the refined ~~ something homemade with a fine piece of art.
Since downsizing and moving I'm finding myself with many things that I can no longer use or are just simply wrong with the feel of this house. So I end up taking things apart and reusing them in new ways.
The little lamp above was made from an old lamp base from World Market and a shade that had ripped and torn over the years. I incorporated various lamps parts of other fixtures that we are no longer able to use here...and
voila'! A new little lamp that is both funky and artsy at the same time. My dear husband loves the idea of the shade being there and yet not being there. I only use a flicker bulb in these lamps as they are really more for decoration and not function.
It is amazing what one can come up with with old junk that is around the house. I love this new trend of re-purposing and re-using stuff......don't you?
Have a great day.