Spring cleaning has started in my house. As I work my way through each room I’m looking at everything I have and asking myself, “Does it work?”~ “Do I use it?”~ “When’s the last time I wore that?”~ I think you get where I’m going with this. I don’t care if the furniture matches the wall art or the pillows with the curtains. If I can get a good deal on something that’s all that matters to me. Handmade is best and thrift stores rock.
Dump Day is approaching here in East Dubuque. It comes around once a year and it’s a day in which you can take those outdated television sets, old computers, furniture, broken down appliances, and whatever large items you are looking to get rid of to a central location in the city and “dump it”, for free. I look forward to this day every year. Sounds silly right? Well, I’ve finally got the BF convinced that there are a LOT of items in the garage that need to be put to rest. We are now on the same page. Perhaps it’s because he’s getting a work out area in the used space. Whatever works.
This brings me to my first renovation in the living room. I have this huge old dehumidifier sitting on top of a wooden cabinet in my hallway. One of my lamps sits on top of it. A long tube runs down into a blue bucket for the water to drain it. It doesn’t work very well and the wooden cabinet is starting to crack. It was relocated to a pile for Dump Day.
Now I’m left with a lamp that needs a new home. I have these two vintage wooden crates that my mom gave me (along with the lamp) that I wasn’t sure where to use them. Flipped over and stacked they make a nice end table. The upside down wording adds character.
My next project is the lamp. I’m looking for ideas on how to give it a new look. Do you have any? I’ll look around on Pinterest and see what I find. Maybe using mod podge I’ll attach magazine pages/b&w photos to the base. Again, I’m open to suggestions. Use the comment section below, thanks.
Another good thing about the crates is the metal edging on them. This helps with a certain someone in the “house” who likes wood. I’ll save that story for later.
You can also share your recycling project photos on my facebook page. It’s my little hub for the dogs, photography, and all things vintage. I would love to see what your working on.