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January 30, 2015

caught my eye + deals 1.30.15

.Room Inspiration | Love the bold pattern on the drapes, the flowers for decoration, and the pops of unique items.

DIY Home Decor Crafts to Make With Rope - Cheap Home Decorating Ideas - Country Living

Grape, Avocado & Arugula Salad | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree

and DEALS! these are the prices when I hit publish -- they can change or run out at any time:

* ADDITIONAL 20% entire purchase coupon, including sale items tonight only at Michael’s!

* a free Redbox code good through 2/16: NDNQM3QK -- this is not valid online, you have to enter it at the kiosk

Valentines:
* Nautica Voyage for Men $16.97

* 12 Long Stem Orange Roses - With Vase $27.31

Birthday Closet:

* Fisher-Price Emergency Rescue Set $2.70

* LEGO Movie 70801 Melting Room $9.99

* LEGO Creator Vehicle Transporter $19.99

Other sweet deals:

* 8 pc Makeup Brush Set $3.14

* if you have little baseball fans, crazy good deals for these teams: Twins -- Diamondbacks -- Brewers here and here

* The Wet Hair Brush $6.53

* Sabrent 4-Port USB Hub with Individual Power Switches $6.99

* Teika Pake of 2 Non-stick Silicone Baking Mats $7.58

* Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 240 Count $8.47 or less when you clip the coupon on the page

* ProBake 16-Inch Pizza Pan $9.19

* Quaker Instant Oatmeal Dinosaur Eggs 4-Pack $7.71 when you clip the coupon on the page

Girl's 9-Piece Bed In A Bag $15.73

* Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set $17.37

* 10 inch Dixie Paper Plates 240 Count $17.99

* HeadFoams Headphones for Kids $19.99

* Suncast Dog House $70.99

* Keter Elevated Garden Box $127

Have a wonderful weekend!

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January 28, 2015

lamp makeover with spray paint * how to spray paint a lamp

You may have remembered seeing these lamps around and me promising I was going to do something with them! I found the pair (always a plus to find 2!!) at Ross

lamp before

and they were marked down to $16.99 each, how could I pass them up -- especially when they included the shades? I wasn’t crazy about the taupe-ish color because purple just hasn’t ever been one of my favorites, but I figured some spray paint could take care of that.

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This lovely color was at Lowes -- it’s called Valspar cobalt cannon in a gloss finish. I had it in the basement -- I was going to use it for something else (can’t even remember what!) but I thought it would be pretty on these. The temperature was up in the 50’s this week, so I just taped the metal parts off and did about 6 SUPER LIGHT coats because I didn’t want drips. Lightly spray, let it dry for about 10 minutes, lightly spray, leave it, etc.

valspar cobalt cannon spray paint

And that was it! I may put a protective finish on it, but I put an automatic plug-in timer (like these) on the outlet and they turn themselves on at 5 and off at 11 so no one really touches them.

lamp makeover with spray paint

They can look dark and gray or rich and blue depending on the lighting, as you can even see from the picture here:
lamps with spray paint

Moral of the story: don’t give up on lamps just because you don’t love the color. Give them a chance!

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