Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Another Combo

Okay, I feel better.  I took a couple days off to get my pressure under control.  Thanks for your concern.  High blood pressure runs in my family, so I have to watch it.   I also did a little organizing in the garage, and yes, I found more lamp and chandelier parts.  I always pick them up at garage sales, and flea markets.  So, I never quite run out of them.  Here's another combo I put together to make a candle stand.



Isn't she lovely.  She started like this.  Three parts, from three different light fixtures.




and I used this,






and two nuts, to make her look like this.






I first sprayed her with an ivory paint/primer combo.  Then did a dry brush using a 50/50 mix of white paint and gesso.





I'll share the desk everything is sitting on in another post.  See ya soon.


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43 comments:

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

WOW Rosemary this new combo is stunning! It's so amazing what you can do with lamp parts.

Dee

P.S. I'm glad your feeling better :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

She is fabulous!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely, Rosemary. I'll bet you could come up with at least half a dozen different combos with those pieces.

-Lisa said...

OK Rosemary, I've had about all I can take! You are so freakin' creative!!! (hope I can say that without getting bleeped). She is so beautiful! I will never look at another lamp the same way. I transform lots of sad old lamps but usually leave them as is and just paint them to spruce them up and then make a gorgeous shade. Maybe one day we could have a "lamp off" competition :-)
XOXO

Anne said...

Another beautiful creation.I am backed up a bit on my posts.Sorry you were not feeling well.What is a sinus headache?I am having one of those today.Hope you are feeling better.
Anne

Addicted2HomeDecor said...

Super cute!!! Glad you are feeling better, take care of yourself!

Susan said...

Rosemary, I so admire your eye for how things could look when combined!! Very pretty!

Kris said...

That is so adorable, Rosemary! I love it. I can't believe that you made that out of leftover parts. Amazing!

Heaven's Walk said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better, you poor, overworked girl! Sounds like your brain gets into creativity overdrive and your bp goes up? I wish I had a tenth of the creative brain cells you do. :) This gorgeous new piece is just more proof of how utterly talented and ingenious you are! ♥

xoxo laurie

Amy Kinser said...

Another gorgeous creation!

The French Hutch said...

Beautiful Rosemary. I think she is beautiful. So glad you are taking care of yourself and feeling better.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Olive Cooper said...

Glad you are better. I am sure your art is really good therapy as long as you do not push yourself. The statue candle holder is lovely.

Renee said...

She is incredible! What a great eye you have to come up with this lovely piece...bravo!

Barbara Jean said...

she is wonderful!!

blessings
barbara jean

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

She's beautiful. Now you'll have me looking for old lamp parts! I know what you mean, it's important to take care of yourself. My family has a history of high blood pressure, too. So glad you are feeling better.

xoxo
Kathleen

Curtains in My Tree said...

you are amazing, that lady is gorgeous

sorry about the high blood pressure , I deal with it also. I sure hope you have it under control

what does Villabarnes mean??

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful lamp parts and great job. Your finishes are always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

So creative - love it!

It's All Connected said...

That candlestick look so like an art piece from the 1920's now! Beautiful! ~ Maureen

Anonymous said...

Okay, so this is the project of the year!

You're such a sweetheart!

Diane said...

OK, now I'm seeing lamps in a whole different light....no pun intended!

And glad you're better...

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Glad you're feeling better -- high and low blood pressure do crazy things to a person! You really do help us look at "pieces" of things differently -- this candleholder is beautiful!

Terry said...

I'm so happy that you are feeling better. I can't tell you enough how much I love this candleholder. She is just gorgeous. Beautiful!

Kelly said...

Just brilliant! You are so talented in how you're able to have the vision to put disparate parts together and make something pretty out of them.

DTTD imagine.design.create said...

Shut the front door! That's an awesome candle holder! Such a great way to re-use and re-purpose pieces that you already have. And I love the paint finish you did on it - it looks very old-world :-)

Kelly

Karen Bates said...

Lovely...and glad to hear you are taking a break to get the BP in line! Take care of you...we want to see more creative designs from you...

Roxanne Reinhart said...

You are amazing!!! I am also glad top hear you are feeling better.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Just gorgeous! You always amaze me!

So glad to hear you are feeling better! Take care of yourself!!

hugs...
Melissa

Tina said...

OH pretty! Glad you are feeling better.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It looks so simple, but the tricky part is finding the trove you have to work with and the imagination! Fabulous!

Emily said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creative genius, Rosemary. That turned out beautifully!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a beauty!!...Please take care of yourself...Glad you are feeling better!

Linda said...

Another masterpiece. She is beautiful. I can't believe you just take some parts and put together into a lovely piece. Kudos....

Urban Farmgirl said...

So pretty! See you soon...what have we got left...like 2 weeks. Yikes! Kane, here we come! ;o)

Mary

Roisin said...

So glad you are feeling better. Wow! This is definitely one of my favorites!

Debbiedoo's said...

Beautiful new combo girl. Sorry to hear about your BP...at least you know when to take a step back and relax a bit.

pink*cherub*moon said...

Rosemary, I'm so glad that you're feeling better! Please take care of yourself, dear friend! Little projects are good - not much stress but the satisfaction of creating something. Love the new candle holder! Beautiful parts that all look like they were meant to be together! Take care! Hugs, Leena

Rita said...

Oh my Rosemary, another stunning candleholder and with so much character. your creativity is beyond imagination. Bravo!
glad to hear you are feeling better!
rita

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Rosemary, You should sell those! She's beautiful! xo

Cindy said...

You are so creative! I love the lady holding a candle.
Hugs, Cindy

Meeha Meeha said...

She looks simply beautiful! One down, 30 more garage treasures to go!

Green Willow Pond said...

I'm sorry I missed the last few posts. I've been out of town to the see a specialist and then spent a whole day in town, so two days were completely shot.

I'm glad you are feeling better and glad you have the sense to slow down when you need to. I'll be praying for you.

Your lady candle stand is gorgeious! Where do you find such amazing pieces? Keep these makeovers coming, but at a pace that keeps you healthy my friend!

{{hugs}}
Deborah

teedee said...

Just discovered your blog. Your candle stand is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creativity.