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Do you ever have one of those mornings where you wake up before everyone else and feel productive?  Well, that’s the kind of morning I’m having… It seems like I can get so much accomplished when everyone else sleeps!  Now, on to my project…

I have a newfound Love for turquoise!  I’m really digging the pop of vibrant color that it adds- especially during this dreary winter.

Back during the spring I found this table lamp at a yard sale for $1…


It’s cute but I brought it home and just didn’t Love it anywhere, so it went in a closet

and hasn’t come out.  The other day I was looking in said closet and saw it and figured why not paint it- If I screw up it was only $1 anyway.

Now, you all know I’ve had this new fascination in decorating with cable knit sweaters…. So, yep I covered the lamp shade with scraps from a cable knit sweater!


I pulled out the glue gun and went to town!

I didn’t have quite enough sweater to fully cover the shade, but no one sees the back anyway… so it’ll be our little secret!

Then I pulled out the paint and began painting.  I used basic Americana acrylic paint in Desert Turquoise (I paid .99 for it at Hobby Lobby).

Let’s just say it was bright! But I wanted a shabby chic look anyway so I scruffed it up a little bit and added a coat of basic black that I wiped off as I painted.


The black paint settled into the grooves nicely and toned down the bright turquoiseperfectly!  You can see how some of the gold from the original lamp is coming through…which I think is okay… it adds a little depth to it I think!

I decided it needed a little bit of bling!  So I found this old broach in my jewelry box, it was my grandmother’s and it looks perfect!  I never wear broaches so I think this is a great way to enjoy my grandmother’s broach rather than letting it sit in the jewelry box.  This now resides on my desk and brings me joy everytime I look at it!

Now I Love my new turquoise lamp!

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Melissa loves getting in the kitchen with her two children and teaching them about food, cooking, and healthy choices. She loves hosting events, traveling, and enjoying all life as to offer. Her latest cookbook "Serendipity Sweets" will be available for purchase in the fall.

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