Thursday, April 18, 2013


It snowed all day yesterday.  We are so desperate for moisture, we better be glad to get snow. In fact, when I arrived at my shop today - it started snowing again.  This morning, we finished our den oak buffet in shabby chic Vintage white.  I will be excited to show it to you soon. When I walked in the door the other night my husband was painting it and said "there is no turning back now".  The wax job is drying on it.  This means today my hubby starts on the kitchen table and chairs, a small cabinet, a marble top table in the living room and we are considering doing our Victorian Wall Clock.

Because you asked:  we aren't doing everything in our house but quite a good deal of it!

Today I am sharing a lamp I changed this week by painting it shabby chic with Vintage White Paint from  Cece Caldwell.  I purchased this lamp with 4 cupids at the bottom at the Williamsburg Pottery back in the 1970's for $8.00.  It was bright metalic gold until now!  We will also be spray painting the shade with white satin (paint and primer in one) Rust-oleum from Home Depot.  We just need warm weather to do that outside! I have also painted many of my family photo frames and I am so pleased with them I went around and gathered up more to do.

Today is Open House here at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog so you are invited to come and link anything about your HOME including crafts, garden, baking, cooking, DIY, sewing, etc.  Just link at the bottom below and would you mine including a link on your post to here?

I am sharing this post with:

I will be taking a springtime break from blogging for a bit so NO "Friends Sharing Tea" or "Open House next week!  Have a great weekend.  See you when I return!


Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I love your lamp's new shabbiness! Have you thought about doing something really crazy like destroying the 'shade' and using the framework for the ultimate shabby look? I love the look of strips of fabric being tied on the frame to create a shade. Just an idea. ;)

Nellie said...

I love the all white, Bernideen. Can't believe you are still having snow!

NanaDiana said...

Can't wait to see your reveal of the room you have redone. I really love your sweet cherub lamp. I have a set of them that I need to buy some shades for. You have inspired me to haul mine out now. xo Diana

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love all your white! Everything looks so clean and bright. Your lamp looks so pretty. I look forward to seeing more of you projects.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for joining your party. I just love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

You got snow, and we got temps in the 40s with a little rain. So nice to see anything wet! '-)
Your lamp is pretty, Bernideen. I love hearing that you've had this from the 70s and still treasure it. We have lamps that we bought in the 70s when we were first married. They remain part of our home and use them daily. Nice to have things that go through life with us,isn't it?

Michele said...

Still lookin really good, lady!

Not sure I have time for a post today so probably won't be adding anything but wanted to say how awesome things are looking over there.

Makes me sure wanna come over for a cuppa and a nice chat, so pretty!

Your hubs is a gem of a fella, so give him a big hug from me!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love the lamp, Bernideen! What a fabulous new home you're going to have by the time you are finished. That's what it will feel like because that is how I felt when I got many of my pieces done. Enjoy your break. I feel like I need one myself. See you when you get back!


Sew a Fine Seam said...

So beautiful! I love what paint can do to make something dated look fresh and new - that lamp is stunning!

Shane Pollard said...

It's hard to stop once you start!!!
The lamp looks lovely Bernideen.
I'm hoping you tell us more about spraying the lampshade when the weather is warmer!
Enjoy your break away and many thanks for hosting!
Shane ♥

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

what a 'lite' change for your lamp!
Luv it :)
I am well visualizing the bright gold as I've a few of those myself...:)

ellen b. said...

Wow! You are on a roll over there. Way to stay at the task!!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Thanks for the party Bernideen. Have a nice blog break.

Unknown said...

How exciting that you are doing the WHOLE house! Looking forward to seeing the next big reveal. :)

Love your lamp!


xinex said...

Pretty lamp!...Christine

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your house is looking more beautiful post after post. That lamp is stunning.

xinex said...

The lamp is beautiful! Great job, Bernideen! You have a beautiful home...Christine

Susan said...

You really have the project bug! I love all the new changes, XOXO

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

So nice of your husband to help out painting. Love the white look and the lamp is really pretty. Enjoy your little blog break! Nancy

Marilyn Miller said...

Have a lovely break.
What a sweet teacup in the photos. Your home is going to feel so light and bright and freshly clean.

Tammy said...

White is so nice a bright and cheery!Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.