I worked on a few little projects this week that I thought I’d share. Here is a lamp I bought from HomeGoods a while ago. I LOVE the base but thought the shade needed a little something. This is a photo from Christmas…

I wrote the wording onto the shade using a Sharpie paint pen (my favorite kind). I printed out the wording I wanted to use, then traced the lettering onto the shade using carbon paper. Then I painted over the tracing with the paint pen. It is a few of the lyrics from the song “The love of God”.

Yard sale season is upon us, and I am LOVING it! Not only does it give me a few hours of “me” time on a Saturday morning, I also usually get to hang out with my sister-in-law/yard sale sidekick Andrea, while scoring some great deals! Awesome.
I bought this bench for $1 at a yard sale on Saturday. We needed a little bench for the kitchen and this was the exact shape that I’ve been looking for.

After a coat of white primer spray paint (I almost always use Rustoleum Ultra 2X Coverage – it is the BEST), then several coats of blue spray paint (Krylon in “Blue Ocean Breeze”). I also sanded the edges with a sanding block to bring out the white color underneath.

I was trying to get some photos of the bench but my littlest thought she should model for me. So there you go.

It was SO fun to run into a blogger friend at a yard sale last weekend. It was the first time we met, and I was thrilled to be able to give her a hug in person! Her name is Clarita and you can find her here. I promise, you will love her as much as I do.

April 24, 2013 — Aimee Weaver