Studio (check)


I am going to have to put a "check" by studio even though it isn't completely finished... it is 95%  and since I did 80% of the work (cheerfully!) I get to call it.  I really just need to spray paint some baby food jar lids and clean up the closet again.  If you forgot what the "befores" looked like see this post and see this post for my inspiration.  I wish I had a before photo of Mr. Hughes' old office before we relocated him and Baby Hughes.  Just imagine a tiny room with a huge desk and the floor covered in toys.  Here is one more before that I want to show you before we get to the afters.  It was the first project that was completed in the studio.

This is a lovely, brassy Goodwill lamp... wait til you see what I did with her!

Okay, here we go....





These first 2 shots were taken by yours truly, first thing before I left the house... Mr. Hughes so sweetly took some much better shots... I just wanted to give you the overall layout.


This is the after of the formerly brassy lamp... I silverleafed it!  Don't you just love naked shades?
It is on top of the formerly green cabinet that used to live in our entry.  It just so happens that the sewing machine that I confiscated from my sister fits perfectly...hmmmm....



I think this may have been an old time card holder... now it holds cards and receipts behind the door.



My little industrial tray that holds all kinds of supplies.



Bill and Linda... one of my very first flea market purchases.   They are Dick and Jane's cooler, more colorful cousins.  They haven't been on a wall in a long time... they were from my single girl apartment days,  I have missed them!


Ahh... the vintage post box that so many of you wondered if I was going to paint it... cover up those numbers and the grey?  NO way!  See how much stuff it holds?  See all those baby food jars kept out of the landfill?  Now I just need to spray paint the tops.



Its little cubbies are the perfect size for ribbon spools.



The larger of the two metal cabinets that I painted... this one holds all my etsy treasures.



Here is the money shot of the brassy chandelier that I painted... I am quite pleased with my spray painting abilities!



A couple of the vintage frames around the room



Another shot by me... my camera is not so good compared to Mr. Hughes'... but here is one chair painted, recovered and trimmed.



I couldn't decide on a trim, so I doubled up!



Bedsheet curtains and fabric rolls


A simple chandelier cord cover. Spray paint goddess I may be, I wasn't about to attempt to spray paint the chain and cord!  I made it also with a bedsheet... I just snipped the top hem of the sheet off and shirred it over the chain.



The table... it is the perfect size for the room and for projects... I even have one for Baby Hughes' room laid out... see I really will use this space as a studio and keep the mess contained to this room!  And, I know some of you thought I was crazy for painting it....I may distress it a little still...



Check out this giant flower frog!!



This is the lamp from my inspiration post all rewired and prettified with an Amy Butler fabric shade.  It was nearly impossible to find a shade that fit.  I really didn't want to go to Target and buy a new one just to recover it, but that is what I had to do.



Another naked shade... I adore them!!



Here is a less than perfect shot of the top of the bedsheet curtains.  They seriously were 99 cents a piece... and we had already used them as a sunblock under the pergola for Baby Hughes' Pirate party.  They didn't turn out how I had planned, but I like them better.

Well, that is it... I have many more photos of frames and baby food jars and my Inspiration peg board, but I will save them for later.  I figure though, if you have read this far, you deserve a chance to win a little prize!  This wonderful vintage scale can be yours.  I have been waiting for the perfect time to give it away and it is now... after all my hard work and painted strands of hair!


You know how it works:  if you are a follower, just leave me a comment and let me know you would like to win.  Or, become a follower and  leave a comment...if you want to blog about it, I will put your name in 3 times more.... just leave me the link so I know that you really, really want it!!

And, I will announce the winner next Friday to celebrate the fact that for the 4th year in a row, I am not working in the Black Friday retail craziness!!!

Next week, I hope to work on Christmas decorating.  Some of you have mentioned a paper snowflake how- to, so I will include that as one if the posts.

Now, I have to get beautiful for my hot date with a vampire (and Mr. Hughes!)

I am going to join in Miss Gina's fabulous Transformation Thursday.

and I am joining Miss Mustard Seed!

and Donna at Funky Junk!

and Cheri at It's So Very Cheri!
Go by these blogs to see some great transformations.

93 comments:

  1. Uh-maz-ing. DUH. Like I would expect any less from you! :)

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  2. It's completely absolutely fantastic!!! WOW WOW WOW. I love all the detail... i can't believe i don't have a wire shade... it looks soooo good! I'm drooling over your vintage post box...you are never coming out of that room!! hee hee
    Well done!!!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  3. woweeeee, girly-girl, you have been busy. the brass to silver leaf lamp is wonderful!

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  4. your studio looks AWESOME!!! you did such an amazing job! i love everything but i think my favorite thing are the lamp shade "skeletons"...they look so unexpectedly beautiful!

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  5. I love the etsy cabinet full of goodies!! I want one now!! Thanks for all the inspiration :) And that scale is gorgeous... I'd love to win... but can I all the way away in Australia?? xoxo

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  6. It turned out wonderful. You did a great job as always. I love that post box.
    Have fun on your date! I am going to wait til next week to see it.

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  7. Oooh ... I love the naked shades. That looks is really architectural and interesting! I, of course, would love to win that lovely scale! I'm going to blog about it tomorrow and send you the link! :) Great job!!

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  8. Can I come live with you? Please!

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  9. The room is awesome! And I would love the scale. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. Love it!! You did a great job. I would love to have a separate room for all of my "stuff", but that is not going to happen here.

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  11. ...I am seriously GREEN with envy! Your little tray of supplies, and that marvelous little cubbie is out of this world! AND your collection of vintage ribbons{{sigh}} All of it is so, so good!

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~michelle.f

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  12. The studio is amazing! I would like to spend just a few hours poking around :) I'm very jealous of your cubby.

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  13. It looks soooo lovely! And I really need to make a naked lampshade for myself. I love those!! Great job :)

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  14. I'm so in love with the post box, I saw one at the antique mall the other day and was thinking what could I do with this? I may steal your idea ;) I'd love love love to win the scale!!!

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  15. Your studio is AMAZING. A terrific atmosphere for you to use your creative genius in. I love your Etsy shop, so many wonderful treasures to be found. Love my "treasure" that I purchased from you. Your blog is one of my favorites.
    Pat

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  16. oh, i am all about the naked shade...just came up with a great way to display some of my jewelry on one...i will be showing that in a post in a day or two...let me know what you think when you see it...absolutely LOVE what you have done with your space, i just want to climb through the screen and be there...i am in the works with mine....can't wait to show it....jules

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  17. Wow! I'm just kinda stunned with all the amazing ideas you've come up with. Fabulous and cool storage pieces. And I love the chairs and that delicious color.

    Would love the scale! I've been a follower for awhile...

    Cynthia K. Beauty and Blessings

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  18. All such great stuff. Loving the idea of the baby food jars. What a neat space to create and play! Best wishes, :) Tammy

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  19. Love the transformation! Beautiful as always. I also love the naked shades, have a few myself.

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  20. Oh my goodness.... it is all so lovely!!!
    Love that lamp!!! And the vintage post box!!!!I would love to have one of those!!!
    I am a follower and would love to win that sweet scale for my friend who moved to Kentucky last year..she would be tickled to receive that as a gift!!!
    Happy Friday!!!
    Blessings!!

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  21. Absolutely awesome!!!!! Love, love, love the vintage post box. What a wonderful treasure! And I think the table and chairs turned out great! You should be so proud. great job!

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  22. I will be right over to craft with you. I love everything you did. And I could find the scale a good home in my house.

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  23. I need another vintage scale, so stand back girls, I'm coming to get it! Oh Michelle, I love your naked lamp! I'm stripping mine nude this weekend, thanks to you!
    Off now to post about your giveaway. You already KNOW I would follow you anywhere!
    Anne

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  24. Hi.
    I just posted an award for you over at my blog. It is ready for you to pick up anytime if you would like. Love your blog. ;)

    XO*Tricia

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  25. Your studio???? I was thinking it was your breakfast nook or whatnot. That is amazing!! Love it all.

    Why have I never heard of or seen the naked lampshade? Please let me know if and when you decide to etsyone. Por favor? I know exactly where I need it.

    Also, I am about to paint my breakfast table robins egg blue. Any tips on how to do a fantabulous job would be appreciated. I can distress well but I don't want this distressed. Make sense?

    And who were these silly teenage girls in the movie theater with you? Don't they know that abs fade. But bedroom eyes and a sexy accent don't. Hmmm. I guess being in your thirties makes you smarter. Who knew!

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  26. Oh my goodness, what an amazing studio. I think I could spend hours there. Beautiful job. I've just become a follower and love your blog! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway opportunity.

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  27. oh, your studio is gorgeous, i love how you put the sheets up for curtains, are the just clamped or what, i love the look. oh yeah, please enter me in you wonderful giveaway, so glad i found you

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  28. This is a great one! I am a follower, too. Love your blog.

    And, love that double trim. Precious.

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  29. How wonderfully organized! My studio (junk room) needs you!

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  30. Just found your blog, you have some adorable things!

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  31. The post office box is to die for! I love that you kept it gray with the letters - it would be a crime to paint that piece! Perfect for storage too! I love all the thrift store finds & it came together beautifully!

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  32. OH. MY. GOODNESS!! Friend, you have done a fab job!! LOVE all of the vintagey touches! Your studio is absolutely perfect!! Happy weekend to you! ;)

    Hugs,
    Rachel

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  33. Love your blog, first time here. Going to follow and blog~a~bout it www.kenadierose.net

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  34. Studio looks amazing!!!! I love your chairs, the color is fabulous. Makes me wish I had the space for a studio of my very own to pretty up! I love your blog and just became a follower.

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  35. Your studio turned out beautifully! I love the soft color of the chairs, as well as, the frame in frame, the little cubbies...

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  36. I would love to just sit in your room for 1/2 hour... I'm sure I'd be so creatively inspired... it's stunning!

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  37. I am a follower and I really, really want. :) I love old scales and balances. I think I have...4 of them already. It's an illness.

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  38. The cubbies with the baby food jars? My favorite!

    Tell us again how you hang up your sheet/curtains- do you use the rings with the clamps?

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  39. You have an amazing space...and paint that post box...are people crazy??:-)

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  40. Yes Yes Yes! I would love to win this. I'm a follower and I'm linking to my blog.
    Cross your fingers!
    Happy Saturday

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  41. I LOVE your unexpected use for the flower frog! Also, I love that ind. tray with the circle cutouts- I had my eye on a rectangular one on etsy- I'm definitely going to have to pick it up now. :)

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  42. Oh, it's just beautiful! Well done.

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  43. I love your blog! I am a new follower and I LOVE that scale.
    :)

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  44. I am CRAZY in LOVE with this room! The frog got me smiling BIG. Love your ribbon holder, naked lampshades and industrial tray sooooo much!

    This post is definately a keeper in my archives!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS #6!

    Funky Junk Donna

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  45. Love your blog! That craft room is to die for! I just became a follower, and I linked from my blog to yours.

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  46. What a great studio! I'm sure you'll be churning out some great projects in it!

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  47. I love it! seriously love it~ Every single little piece! but I like the post office box and the painted chandelier the most! just awesome!

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  48. The whole room is gorgeous, but I particularly love that post office box, and the card holder!

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  49. I love everything about your style. My favorite is the spray painted chandelier. Never would have thought about using that particular color on one. So clever!
    I've been wanting some scales for soooo long! Linking you to my blog to increase my chances! http://adoctorinthehouse.blogspot.com

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  50. Wow, I love the make-over. Wish mine looked as good. Oh well, such is life!

    Please enter me for that great scale.

    I thought I was already a follower, but apparently after checking I wasn't, so I joined right up.

    Now, to run over to my blog and post/link a button back to here. Everyone needs to see how crafty you are!

    Smiles~
    Marilyn
    DollsEtc.Blogspot.com

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  51. oh...sigh...absolutely beautiful!! if i keep dreaming maybe one day....it is no wonder you can create such amazing goodies in a studio like that!! *FaBuLouS*

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  52. Great job!! Everything is so lovely and organized!! I've become a follower! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Wow, that is one nice studio! I ♥ the silverleafed lamp, great idea.

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  54. I just posted the results to the Furniture Feature Friday link party and you're the winner of the apron. I just love your studio and all of you interesting furniture ideas. If I saw this room in a magazine, I would clip it out. Nice job!

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  55. I'm putting you on my 'favorites' list right now! Lovin your makeover -- will you come and do mine? The post office cubby - to die for! I really, really want to win this scale - I collect them (if you call 3 a collection)! I definately am now a follower. Please enter me! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

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  56. Amazing!! You did a fabulous job- I'm not sure what my favorite part is, I just love it all! What color did you use to paint the chandeleir? It's just perfect.

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  57. I am a follower and would LOVE to win the vintage scale. I would love for you to link to my party as well.

    Cheri

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  58. I posted about it--

    http://itssoverycheri.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-made-this-and-that-and-these-and-tho.html

    and would love to win it

    Cheri

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  59. What an adorable space! I love a neeked lampshade too. :)

    Come buy and see my $500 guest bedroom.

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  60. I've following you now! Wow, this is an amazing room! I love it! Especially the old post box! *must find one!*

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  61. I love chandeliers also!!!! Wish I had that mail organizer!!!

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  62. I love every inch of your room. Especially the stuff in it!!! It's fabulicious!!!

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  63. I enjoyed looking through your entire blog today! I am following you now so I won't miss another post!

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  64. Very, very nice. I love the whole room! Your chandelier is one of my favorite things and I would like a chance to win the scale, it would be perfect in my kitchen! Hugs, cindy S.

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  65. I love all your wonderful ideas! Terrific blog. I am now a follower so that I won't miss a blog! Please count me in :)
    **smiles**
    Carol

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  66. I loved reading through your entry here and then, oh THEN to get to the bottom and see that absolutely wonderful scale (with my name written allll over it), well, it was a "be still my heart moment". I am a Kentuckian and love My Old Kentucky home. I'm getting ready to redo my kitchen and this, OH THIS could be my starting point! Do I want it? Oh YES I want it. I'm asking my angels to help even! And there sill be a post on my little blog about this as well. Why, I do believe you're Santa Clause!!! lol

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  67. was sent here from my buddy Melissa my KY friend ...love all your ideas, thx for sharing them...

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  68. Guilty of using bedsheets in my dining room, but I get so many compliments on them. I love what you did with the lamp! And I love your chairs. Very chic!

    ~Have a wonderful Thanksgiving~ Aubrey

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  69. Looks fantastic, I love all the little details and your metal cabinet with all your wonderful etsy finds!! you out did yourself and have me thinking I need to just paint my ugly chandelier I have that i want to get rid of!! :) Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  70. what is the name of the blue color it is to die for thanks jennifer
    craftejen@yahoo.com

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  71. Loving your blog...followed a link to a link to a link. Always find good stuff that way. I would love to win that scale, I have been drooling over them for a long time.

    Cece

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  72. I love this blog - all your ideas are facinating! I especially love the lamp redo!!

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  73. Your room turned out so so so so WONDERFUL! Cery detail is perfection ;)

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  74. I just realized that I hadn't left you a link to my post about your giveaway. I wanted to make SURE you see that I really, really want that little beauty!


    http://melissa-justanotherdayinparadise.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-sooo-heart-this-little-scale.html

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  75. Love, love, love it, girl!! Totally inspired me to redo my "nook!"

    Hugs!!
    Kristin

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  76. I REEEEAAAALLLLYYYY would love LOVE LOVE to win this!!! Come check out my blog and see just how much want to win this!!!

    Nicole

    www.sobeautifullyinspired.blogspot.com

    www.ourcountrychic.blogspot.com

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  77. I really like the vintage piece from the post office and how you are using it. So clever!

    I also like the scale. Please include me in this great giveaway.

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  78. I LOVE old scales! I asked for one for Christmas~we'll see if Santa brings it. :)

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  79. I already subscribe and I'd love to win!

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  80. I love this room! And i never ever thought of leaving old lampshades naked. Happen to have several old stained shades that i couldn't use due to the stains, now i know exactly what to do with them. Thanks so much for the idea!
    I'm signed up as a follower, and love love love old scales, been collecting them for ages.
    Rose

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  81. Studio looks Awesome!!! Great job! Jealous!!!!

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  82. Oh I just love seeing "MY" scale. It makes my heart pitter patter. I'm typing with my fingers and toes crossed (it's really hard to do). Just love your blog. Can't wait to see your real tree-we used to go cut down a real tree every year and look forward to doing it again. (Fl doesn't have Christmas Tree farms)

    Cheri

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  83. please share that blue spray paint brand/color! thanks!

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  84. What a fun studio! I love everything!!!
    Michelle

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  85. Love the silver leaf lamp, great job! I have the perfect spot for that scale! Keep up the good work! Cheryl

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  86. Love the studio! You have spurred me on to finish mine. I also silver leafed a lamp for my elephant collecting hubby. It was an ebay purchase of a heavy ceramic piece, just the elephant with a nice hole atop of it. So I painted it black and leafed it. I order a vintage style "silk" cord, bakelite plug, and gray silk shade. The transformation is amazing...so fun. I would love to win the scale for my daughter who has been looking for one. Of course, I am a follower!

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  87. Argh! I just threw out a "naked shade" that would have been perfect. I never in my wildest dreams would have thought to use it as is. I'm kicking myself. I just love, love, love, the big wire flower frog you're using as your pen-holder.

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  88. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful job you've done in your room. I am so inspired. I also like the vintage styling and plan to adapt it into my scraproom once I finish my purging. Thanks so much for sharing your room with us.

    Cheers!

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  89. Beautiful studio !! Love the naked shades too! I could give the lovely little scale a very good home!!! Thanks for sharing. Cheryl in ND

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