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Monday, August 14, 2017

Ladder Love and a Chicken wire Lampshade



I am slowly adding touches of Farmhouse/ Romantic Prairie style decor to the family room.  I found a very rustic iron and wood coffee table at a yard sale Saturday that I can't wait to show you!    But today,   I wanted to share what I've changed in what I call "H's" side of the family room.

I started by taking the frilly shade off of his lamp.......

H drilled a hole in the top of one of my chicken wire cloche's so I could attach it to the existing lamp base.     I found a second identical cloche at a yard sale a few weeks ago,   so he drilled a hole in it too so I could have one like his on my side of the room.


I gave the cloche some romantic touches by adding a satin bow..... 


hanging some odds and ends crystals around and on it......


Then,   I put a vintage style light bulb in to give off a romantic glow.


I did a post earlier this month showing how I used this same cloche as a base for a floral design.


I am going to make a few changes to the sofa and wall above it.....but that's another story!


I don't remember when I didn't have this ladder or where I got it from,   but I just love it!    It goes clear to the ceiling!


H brought it in from the yard....cleaned it up......and now I have it decorated in a corner of the family room


Before..................................................................................................After


I hung a large piece of crochet on the top rung......Tied a small cotton boll wreath.....hung some metal FARM letters on the crocheted piece.......and lastly hung a flannel pink and black throw on one of the other rungs.
  

Love the weathered look that the ladder got while it was outside


H has a large round table next to his chair and then I've added a carousel of smaller tables around the larger one to give him plenty of space for all his stuff.


A small printers tray holds keys and any other smaller objects 


Enamel pan for his kleenex......


And a smaller enamel pan for the remote and his mouse.  
  I put away some of his stuff for the photo,  but trust me....all these tables are full when he's in his chair....lol!


So,  now you know where H hangs out when he's not busy .....which is not very often during the day.   But you can nearly always find him here in the evening!








9 comments:

  1. Penny,
    LOVE that ladder! It gives you endless possibilities! The chicken wire cloche as a shade is an excellent idea!!! And I love the cluster of round tables!! Another great idea which I had the room to use!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  2. I think the area is his command post :). I love how you created the lamp shades. Nice changes.

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  3. Oh Penny, everything is lovely! I am needing a smaller lamp in my kitchen, I think I might try to make something like this! I like the "floral" design you did with the other cloche too! And....the sheep pillow...where did you buy it? I need that too! Have a good night. Leticia

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    1. Ty so much for your sweet comment! I bought my sheep pillow at a local shop here in New Mexico. I just found some sweet farmhouse style pillows on Amazon and can't wait to get them in.....so, you might look there. hugs....

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  4. I always enjoying stopping by to see what you are up to! I love the new lampshades and now I think I might need to paint my ladder.
    :) gwingal

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  5. The ladder is wonderful! Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm!

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  6. I want that ladder! I actually picked one up at a flea market this past weekend, but now that I've seen yours I think I need to paint it white! Love the lamps:)
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  7. I especially love the big ladder. Thank you for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty - please stop by and link up at this week's party (opens Friday!)

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  8. LOVE the ladder. I need to find one of those :)...

    PIcs are amazing as always! I hope we see you at the current Reader Tip Tuesday Party: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/22/reader-tip-tuesday-party-crafts-recipes/
    It's open all week & growing.

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