Thrifty Progress on the Workshop "Wall" (My Vintage Lamp)
So there's this one part of my workshop that all the projects lately have been for. It's the back wall where Mr. Magpie converted the shelves into built-ins and put up the wainscoting. (For the record, we did photograph all of the how to's on that, so I'll post them eventually!).
It all started a couple of weekends ago when I just couldn't face the mudroom anymore. I had a box of dishes and needed somewhere to put them, so I just started hanging them up. That was the first project, the plate wall. Then I made over the radio cabinet for storage and added the vintage-style sign letter, just for fun. I also made a new ironing surface (tutorial to come).
You've seen those projects already, so you'll recognize them in this picture:
With that all done, I knew I wanted a better lamp. I had a little lamp that was from my old office on the right side of the table there. It was cute, but kind of short and small. Plus it had been knocked over one too many times so it was kind of getting a little wobbly. I wandered into Mr. Magpie's office and mentioned that I needed a bigger lamp, and he said that he had seen one I might like at the Goodwill just that morning. So off he went, and came home with my new lamp!
It's white glass with some kind of textured painted design on the front. I love it. I'm going to Rub-n-Buff the hardware at some point to be a dark metal, and I'd like to get a barrel shade instead of the flared one that came with it. But for $8, I am so not complaining!
Anyway, this little tiny part of my workshop is starting to look kind of cute, so I thought I'd show you a slightly bigger picture or two.
I have a couple of little projects to go yet, a cover for the ironing surface and maybe a something colorful on the wainscoting. But the big project is that I want to build a new console table using these newel posts I found at ReStore a couple of years ago. Like so many of my finds, they've been stuffed in the shed all this time. But guess what? It's their turn!!
I hope you have a great weekend.