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Saturday, October 1, 2011

$6 finishes the reading corner!

Hello!  I have been busy pinning on pintrest lately collecting ideas for basement spaces.  But before we get started on our basement reno there are a few projects in and out of the house I would like to complete.  The list included a lamp for my tiny reading corner in the office where I do a lot of reading, paging through magazines and scrapbooks.  For this space I knew I wanted clear glass.  I had my eye on a few pricey ones but I am glad I didn't splurge.  Over the weekend, I spent a whopping $6 to finish my space. I LOVE LAMP!

Isn't she a beauty!  I paid $5 for this cut glass lamp base.  Exactly what I had been pining for.  I cleaned her up and Mr. BB rewired her.  The simple Pottery Barn lamp shade from my bedroom wall sconce (previous post) fit perfectly.  To the left of her hangs a $1  

cream glazed soap dish.  I hung it next to the old piece of slate we trimmed out 
(previous post) to hold chalk.   

I do believe my tiny reading corner is complete.  I have light, a place to rest my feet, baskets to store my scrapbooks and magazines, a bookcase for books, an afghan for snuggling, and a message board for thoughts and quotes.  Cost breakdown to create this space: Lamp, $5.  Soap dish.$1. Crochet Afghan, $4.  Slate Message board/trimmed, $20.  Bookcase, $0 my sons old one that I painted with what I had on hand and distressed.   Chalkboard banner, $0 for craft paper and twine.  All other items I already owned.  Total: $30   Have you been finishing off projects too?
Bee Well! Elizabeth
p.s. we just updated our message board with an adorable quote for this time of year "Dear God, On Halloween I am going to wear a devil's costume.  Is that alright with you?  Marnie".  From the book Children's Letters to God.   

1 comment:

  1. lovely! you've done such a fantastic job stretching your money!