Sunday, July 15, 2012

Recycled Lamp Parts


I'm still trying to organize my craft room.  I came across these glass lamp parts.  They were heading for the trash.  I had every intention of tossing them out.   I tend to hang on to things, thinking I'll use them on a project.   So, into a box they go, ready for the next trash pickup.  Every time I passed them, I would look at them.   Then I noticed the lattice beading in the glass.  Ding, ding, ding!!!




So, out comes the paint.  I clean the vases.  Yes, now they are vases, not lamp parts.   




They have a hole in both ends, so I tape up one end and get to work.  These were too pretty for just any paint.  I used my metallic paints in shades of peridot, ice blue, silver sterling and pearl white.   I flipped them over to drain the excess paint and let them dry completely.




I love how they turned out.  The metallic paints were perfect for these little gems.   I am so glad I didn't throw them out and found a new purpose for them.

till next time...........









Linking to:
http://www.itsoverflowing.com/  http://www.iheartnaptime.net
http://www.niftythriftythings.com/  http://www.positivelysplendid.com
http://petitehermine.blogspot.com  http://www.flamingotoes.com/
http://www.thegirlcreative.com/  http://www.heatherlyloves.com/
http://cherishedtreasures-terry.blogspot.com/
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net  http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/
http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/
http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/
http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com
http://www.craftskeepmesane.blogspot.com/
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com  http://www.claimingourspace.com/
http://www.kammyskorner.com/  http://www.notjustahousewife.net/
http://www.tipjunkie.com  http://www.mommybydaycrafterbynight.com/
http://diyshowoff.com  http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/

20 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful! What a great "extra" benefit of organizing your craft room! :)

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  2. Beautiful! Glad you had the idea before the trash pick-up, usually I'll think of something and not be able to find it in my crap, umm, CRAFT closet. Found you at Overflowing with Creativity.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lori. It's so hard to stay organized but I'm working on it.

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    1. thank you so much. I am loving them.

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  4. Oh my gosh I love how it turned out! I haven't seen this before, I love the colors you used. I'm stopping by from a blog hop and am a new follower, I would love if you came to say hi and followed me back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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    1. awww, thank you. On my way over to your site.

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  5. How very clever! Love it. :) Did you use acrylic paint? :)

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    1. thank you. Yes, I used acrylic paint.

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  6. Well, what I great idea! Smarty pants! They turned out beautiful. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you Kathryn. It was my pleasure to join your party.

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  7. I love this reuse. The colors are great too. I would love it if you would share this on my linky party - Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/07/tout-it-tuesday-15.html

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    1. thank you for the invite, heading there now.

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    2. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  8. How cute! Great idea! I would love to invite you to share this on Saturday Show and Tell: (www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/). I know that my readers would appreciate this and some of your other posts. Thanks and have a great weekend.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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    1. thank you for the invite Mackenzie. Have a great weekend too.

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  9. Your glass globes are so pretty and I love your choice of using metallic paint! Thanks for sharing this at Sunday Vlog LO ve lat week! I'm very behind in checking out all the projects but I had to let you know that this is one of my favorites and will be highlighted! I've also got a giveaway going on that you might want to check out.

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  10. Thank you Terry. I am honored to be featured and look forward to contributing to your party again.

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  11. Thanks for linking up, I hope you'll be back this week.
    -Mackenzie

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