A couple of weeks ago I walked into a cold, drafty cluttered antique (junk) store. I had to crawl over all kinds of objects to find this rusty, shabby old lamp. Sitting in a dark corner all by itself, it was calling my name. My husband just looked at me ....but he gets me. I had no idea until I got it home that the base is marble and blown glass. Still, it was rusty... and that shade! It was sitting in the garage and every time I passed it I thought to myself, "What in the world am I going to do with that? Well, today I went to work. I striped the shade (it fell apart) and started cleaning the rust with CLR. Nope, didn`t work. Next I got out the old paint and dry brushed it wherever I saw rust! I saw a lampshade with lace tied around at another store, but it looked like someone cut an old curtain in strips. I wanted to use some laces I`ve just been looking at. So now I`ve tied all the laces and knotted some in between. A little shabby....chic! I plugged it in and crossed my fingers- I couldn`t believe it still worked!
So now I`ll be more careful not to pass by anything that is tattered and torn, rusty and old.... you never know what it might become!
(Maybe I`ll add some crystal prisms or rhinestone dangles just to jazz it up....or not)?