6.16.2010

My father/daughter craft date - part 2

These father/daughter craft dates are proving to be productive! Dad rewired 3 lamps for me. The 2 glass ones from the estate sale are complete and now my black metal lamp from the Happy Cat Haven is also done.

I ended up spray painting the black metal lamp with Italian olive green. I think it looks pretty fun!

BEFORE

IN PROGRESS

Now I have the big job of finding the 'perfect' lamp shades. Not my expertise so it should be interesting...

Recent Finds

I've been finding good 'stuff' these days... I'll be busy for awhile! Yesterday for example I found a very funky teak end table for $15 from the Salvation Army in North Vancouver.

I had to get it and I might even keep this piece! But I have come to the realization that maybe I'm not quite 'normal'... Quite quirky I suppose... How did I come to this realization? Well it was as I walked up Lonsdale (if you're not from North Vancouver - Lonsdale is a main drag and it's steep) from 3rd to 14th carrying said teak end table as if it was one of those things people normally do. I guess I'm used to dragging furniture here, there and EVERYWHERE but most people... Apparently they don't do that!

Here's the end table - it was worth it! :-)



Other recent finds include these Ikea end tables I picked up for $7 - these are for my super lovely friend Kiersten. She wants a couple of black tables for her patio and these hopefully will do the trick once I'm done. I plan to have these refinished in the next couple of weeks.

I've Got a Reputation Now...

I paid $10 for this trolley at a garage sale last week. I'll be sanding then staining this baby. The garage sale was actually put on by a woman that volunteers at the Lions Gate Thrift Shop on Lonsdale. Alice is great! She's the person who told me about the Share Shed at the Gibsons Recycling Depot.

She invited me to come over the day before the sale to see if there was anything I thought I could update. That's what I mean by a 'reputation'... People are offering me furniture, asking me to find furniture, wondering if I can update furniture for them... Kind of funny since I have no idea what I'm doing!



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