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The Twisted Metal Chandelier

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As I look up to this week’s project, I realize that I’m always learning something new with each new item. This week was no exception. I learned volumes.

We have a small room off of the kitchen which has just been converted into an office that would also serve us as a craft room. We found a couple of very modern and sleek tables that work great for both a desk and a work space. We also added boards, shelves, and put some of our favorite projects around the room for inspiration. The only thing we needed to finish the room was a fun crafty light for the space. It needs to be cool, modern and fabulous! (Foreshadow…) Read more →

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Walnut Baluster Lamps

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Alberto and I went to a salvage yard in Barnegat, NJ a couple of weeks ago. I love salvage yards because you’re only limited by your imagination. They always have lots of great stuff, and the owners are usually willing to negotiate on the price. This time around we actually saw a big concrete relief of Daffy and Porky Pig dressed as Sherlock Holmes and Watson with a title of “Mystery.” I wish we had a yard big enough for a garden so that we could make that the centerpiece! (Alberto disagrees) Read more →

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Book Lamp

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While we were at the Goodwill last month, Alberto came up with a few other ideas.  I’ve been wanting to make a lamp, and so Alberto decided to use books as the base for one.  We love books, so it’s little wonder how Alberto came up with this idea.  We found some very old hardcover books selling for a few cents (no first editions, don’t worry!) which were all perfect for the base.  Read more →

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