Monday, November 18, 2013

NEW SMALL PROJECTS & A MILLION SPARKLES

Good Monday Morning!  How is everyone?  Sorry for checking out last week.  We were out of town for a few days and I was extra busy working on a project that happened over the weekend, so the motivation to blog was pretty low.  Tomorrow I'll tell you more about what had me so busy!  Thanks to all of you who sent me a note letting me know you missed me, that totally made my day!

I'm still digging out and catching up, but today I just wanted to share a some pretty pictures with you of a few changes I've made around the house.

First, I scored a fantastic pair of lamps from CL a few weeks ago.  They are vintage Ethan Allen and might be just the thing for my bedroom re-do.  Even if they don't work out there, I'll find a spot somewhere for them.  I replaced the extremely outdated shades with some from a pair of lamps I already had, and I love the new look.


Second, I did a quick side table makeover.  I picked up this table on major clearance last Spring at Target.  Since I didn't have a spot in the house for it right away, I stuck it on the back patio.  Over time in the elements, the top got all faded and warped.


It was easy to remove and I now had a place in the house to use the table, so I painted the base gold...I'm sure you're shocked at that color choice.  :)  And, I had a sneaking suspicion that my parents just might have a random marble top laying around their house somewhere, and I was right!  It didn't hurt that it had a pretty scalloped edge and fit perfectly inside the top rim.



Cheap, quick and easy makeovers...my favorite kind!


Third, I finally got around to using the extra Chiang Mai fabric that was left over from my chairs to make some pillows.


It's the first time I've put piping AND a zipper in a pillow, in the past I've done one or the other.  It wasn't too hard, maybe I'll do a tutorial for you sometime.

Finally, I left the best for last!  My completely ridiculous purchase arrived, and it's fabulous!


I've been moving it around trying it out in different places.  The sparkles are out of control when the sun hits it!



Oh yes, one more thing,  I threw out an idea on Instagram and my friends agreed.  After living with it as is for 9 months, it was time to paint the rattan chair, and I decided on glossy black.



So, I'm enjoying this little corner with my upgraded table, thrifted chair, massive disco ball, and colorful pillow.  It may all be moving soon, though.  I think I'm going to try the tree in that spot.  We'll see...

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36 comments:

  1. That side table looks like it is worth a million bucks!! And that chair, and pillows, and, of course, the disco ball!! I can't tell you how in love I am with your house!

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  2. I can't believe your parents had that piece just laying around!! Lucky girl! All three makeovers look great!

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  3. I *love* that side table - such a great look and what a smart rehab on your part! Don't you love it when a plan comes together? ;-) The disco ball would end up being a basketball in my house - I can barely keep an exercise ball here without the kids playing/fighting over it (despite the fact that I've told them it is NOT a toy!) ;-)

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  4. what color was the gold you used? i love that it's not so blantly gold. but so pretty!

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    1. Hi Erin! I had several golds out at the time, but I think I used Design Master's Brilliant Gold. Posted about it here: http://dimplesandtangles.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-wood-you-do-good-gold-spray-paint.html

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  5. Jennifer I love that side table...awesome makeover!! Love the rattan chair painted black too!

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  6. Love the table, how fabulous is that and the marble is perfect. Hugs, marty

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  7. Such great additions and easy transformations. Love all of it.

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  8. I seriously cannot express enough jealously over that Target accent table makeover. How absolutely breathtaking is that scalloped marble top! It seriously looks like a table that would cost several hundred dollars.

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  9. Jennifer, I love every change you make. You are inspiring this sixty-five year-old retired teacher. I purchased silver disco ball ornaments for one of my trees this season. Imagine they will reflect all the lit bulbs. Found them at Cracker Barrel. The "new" gold small table is gorgeous!

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  10. So much good stuff!!! First I am quite envious of that Craig's List purchase and need to check out my own area stat. Second that table looks awesome! As does your chair! The best is the disco ball! Love the reflections on your ceiling!

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  11. what fun changes :) Love those lamps! What a find! xo Kristin

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  12. looooove! love the gold table and you know i love the shinydiscoball!

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  13. Oh, what would we do without our gold spray paint?! Love your new(ish) table and those pretty lamps are gorgeous!!

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  14. I can't believe that the marble fit in there like that. The table is perfect. May I ask you where you bought the disco ball? I might add one to my Christmas list ;)
    I love all your other updates as well.

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    1. Julia, the link for disco ball is in this post. Basically, ebay! I made the seller an offer and he came down a few dollars. Just search for 16" or 20" disco ball and several will come up.
      http://dimplesandtangles.blogspot.com/2013/11/sparkle.html

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  15. Love everything! (Especially the gorgeous gold side table.)

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  16. LOVE that table!! and that little marble top is to die for!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  17. Ok, now I really, really, really want a disco ball!!! Might have to make the purchase soon. And I still love that fabric of yours. The chair looks really nice too.

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  18. Missed you last week!!! Glad you're back & with such an awesome post! Love everything :-)

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  19. Love the chair painted black! Really makes a statement now...of course, you know I love black. And gold! :)
    The little table is darling and how fortunate to find a marble piece that fit perfectly. LOVE the sparkles too! How fun to have that to brighten up the coming winter days. Even with lamps on, it will shine. Quite a find with those lamps ~

    xo
    Pat

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  20. So fun that the marble piece fits in the tabletop so beautifully! Absolutely love it all! I wish we were neighbors, we would be fast and furious with our projects!

    Ruthie

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  21. Love those lamps! I saw them when you posted on IG. I'm dying to add some blue and white at my place. Great updates!

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  22. I love the lamps and the chair in black looks great. I want a disco ball - where in the world did you find it?

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I bought it on Ebay, Amazon has some too!

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  23. Okay lady WHAT is going on with you?! Spill it. Also…..you know I love the rattan chair in black - gorgeous!!!!!!! Especially with a little dragon action atop it. (Nice job on the such a professional looking pillow btw!) And last but not least, are you kidding me with that amazing scalloped marble table top??? What luck that your parents had it, and that it fit!!! I LOVE it!!!!!

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  24. All of your makeovers turned out great!!

    Cynthia

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  25. Please do the pillow tutorial! I would love to see how you did the piping and how much fabric that takes up cutting on the bias. I scored two Schumacher Jaipur Tree remnants in poppy that are about a yard each for $10 and I want to do the fabric justice.

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  26. wow, you've been busy! So many pretty changes! I've decided I might just need a disco ball too.

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  27. Fantastic makeovers! I want to do similar projects with my furniture. May I ask what brand and color gold and black spray paint you used for the table and chair? I am horrible at picking out colors. They're spray paint I assume? -Meg

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  28. The table looks SO awesome! It's so chic. I also love how the disco ball reflects on the ceilings and walls in your room. Found ya through the Thrifty Decor Chic link party.

    PS, I'd love to have you link up at my Pinterest Project party on my blog: http://www.heylovedesigns.com/2013/12/01/pinterest-project-party-1/

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  29. Beautiful changes. How fun to have a disco ball!

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  30. Kate Glass BensonJune 2, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    What spray paint did you used on the table base? I've got one I want to paint and that looks like the perfect gold. Thanks!

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  31. HI Kate, my favorites are Rustoleum Metallic Gold (Home Depot) or Design Master Brilliant Gold (from Michaels). I don't remember for sure but it was probably one of those.

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