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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


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!

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!


  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!!

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

  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

    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, you might look there. hugs....

  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

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

  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

  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!)

  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:
    It's open all week & growing.

  9. Amazing post! This lampshade looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    pendant lamp shade


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