give away – as in free stuff

Know what?

 This has been kind of tough week.

 So I feel like doing something that would make me feel good.

I’m going to have a giveaway.  I’m giving away a pair of my up-cycled wood tape measure earrings.

Keep them for yourself or give them away as a gift.

tape measure earings

They hang from SS ear wires, they are made from vintage wood tape measure that I cut up, I’ve added an aqua color bead, and cogs from an old watch I took apart dangle at the bottom.

Easy Peasy to win.

If you are on Facebook give me a like on my Night Bird Creations page, leave a message saying you would like to be included in the give away.

Not on Facebook, then just leave a message here that you would like to be included in the giveaway.

Told ya it was easy.

Want to see another photo with description, go to my Etsy shop.

Good luck.

Winner announced on Saturday.

See you later, Bye!

Kim

retro re-do

From a box lot purchased at auction came the ugliest lamp ever.

The ugliest lamp - before

The ugliest lamp – before

Or so I thought.

I was going to give it to a friend that I thought would appreciate the design as it was.

 But then I started envisioning a little face lift.  One thing led to another.

It has been so blasted hot and humid here.  The mosquitos are horrid from all the rain we have been having.  It was time for some indoor projects.  But it was hot in the house too.  Mr. Cottage and I each set out to work on some DIY projects for our main living room – or great-room.

Back to the face lift for the lamp.

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ceramic base with teak wood

ceramic base with teak wood

The teak wood was looking a little tired, but after a couple of applications of Old English, better.

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I used spray adhesive to cover the shade in an inexpensive, fun aqua and white polka-dot utility fabric.

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After the adhesive dried, I then glued a green beaded fringe tassel trim.  I pinned the trim in place until the glue had dried.  The trim was the most expensive part of the entire project.

Not pictured, but after the trim dried, I then glued a coordinating trim on the inside to cover the raw edges of  the fabric.

While I waited for all that glue to dry, I finished sewing curtains for the great room, a project I started a couple of months ago.

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New curtains and a face-lift for a tired old ugly lamp.  Not bad, for a weekend project.

Whilst I was working on these, Mr. Cottage was busy with his project.

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Do you know what it is?

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Yep, we got AC.  This is called a mini-split.  It will also heat the room in the cold months.  These units are great for homes such as ours that are older and don’t have room for duct-work.

For now, that completes our great-room make over.

See you later, Bye!

Kim