Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lights, Labour and Laughter

When I went off to the Tip shop a few weeks ago to find my birdcage to make THIS I also found some of those old fashioned glass light fittings - you know those ones everyone throws out when they do a bit of renovation......


Don't they make lovely tea-light protectors - we love to sit outdoors but it does get a bit windy so I needed some! I think I'll go back there and get a few more............


When we moved to our house 5 years ago EVERYTHING was pink - now I have no problem with pink - in fact I quite like pink - but not EVERYWHERE....
(Can you see those stains in the top left hand picture?)


I diligently painted all the walls and doors but neglected the skirting boards. We have finally decided to replace the flooring with floating floor and new carpets in the bedrooms - so the last couple of weeks I I have been grovelling on my knees changing these:-

 
into these:-


As you can see I haven't been too careful - those carpets are GOING, GOING.......

I need a break and some therapy so ....... I'm off with a couple of girlfriends for a 2 hour road trip to BrisVegas to go to this ............

Craft Fair Friend

Strict budget but I am easily led astray .......
...$$$$$$...

15 comments:

  1. have fun at the craft fair with your friends.......

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  2. I have some lights pretty similar to that in my living room, which I would like to replace when we get round to doing the renovations - perhaps I should reuse them rather than throw them! LOL They look pretty with the tea lights in them. Hope you have a wonderful trip to the Craft Fair.

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  3. Have fun at the fair! I remember those lights, very 70s aren't they. We had similar ones in a place we lived at in....oh....about 1976!

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  4. Craft Fair is so much fun. Have a great time and hope you find some awesome bargains.

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  5. Oooh deja-vous, that's what we were doing a couple of years ago ... except our old carpet was dull old grey. It's gone now and (most of) the painting is done :o).
    Might see you at the show tomorrow, thinking I might venture down there too :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  6. I love home pictures...so I hope you show us the end results after your rugs are gone....that is begging.

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  7. Oh my - I love pink too but not everywhere! My house had pink carpet in the living room when I moved in, only took a few years to get rid of it, lol. Have fun at the Craft Fair!

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  8. Great idea with the tea lights... and I just love lights like that around the garden xxx

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  9. Loving those tealights Fiona.. what a great idea. I would be going back to get more too. Have fun at the craft fair - budget? what budget?

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  10. What a neat idea for candle holders.
    Have fun!
    Mama Bear

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  11. Hi Fiona. Gosh I love those glass light fittings. I've never seen any like that before and I'm old. That was a great idea to make garden lights with them, they're so pretty! Can't wait to see your new floors. You deserve the break after all that painting. Hope you have a wonderful time and stay safe.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  12. Have heaps of fun and make sure you bring home heaps of treasures to show us all!

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  13. How very clever of you to think of using those light shades in that manner , they really look wonderful !Hope you had fun at the craft fair.
    Sheila

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  14. Oh have fun, and never mind the strict budget! ;-)

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