Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Ta-Dah Tuesday - Trip the light fantastic!

I'm sure I'm not alone in getting stuck into a certain category of thrift and perhaps going a bit overboard every now and then.  Both Mr Thrift Bee and Little Bee have started saying 'not another lamp' when I come home from a days scavenging shopping. But one of these angled lamps has been on my thrift list for a while. Its really heavy base prevents it from falling over. I'm thrilled with it.

This is the third standard lamp I've bought in the last two weeks. One I'm keeping, the second is for a friend who said she wanted one when she saw mine. This one is for selling at the flea market. It has a lovely mid century modern feel about it, but the shade is a bit dull. What i'd really like is a straight sided circular shade and will keep my eyes peeled. In the meantime I decided to give this shade a makeover.

Using some recently thrifted paper tablecloths,

some spray adhesive and watered down pva glue

It took a while to work out the best way to cut the paper but my boring cream shade became....


And looks like this lit up.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Thrift Haul - Vintage sewing machine

Look what i found! - An absolutely beautiful all metal immaculate Brother sewing machine. It is early electric, Model 601. Anyone got an idea how old it might be. Can't seem to find any info on it.

In all her retro pale blue loveliness.

Even the cover is fabulous.