shade. It was a display, a little imperfect (barely,) and on sale for almost half off. I immediately thought of my hallway, for which I just gotten my can-light adaptor, and wanted the fabulous shade a bad way. But, before I could grab it...someone else got to it first. Typically, I will frown, pout for a second, then move on. Not in this case. If this woman so much as flinched toward putting that thing down I would be there to scoop it up before she could change her mind and make a break for it (a little dramatic I know, but we ARE talking life and death here people.) I told my hubby, watch that lady like a hawk...if she sets it down...GRAB IT! So he set off to stalking...the shade, not the lady. I wandered on, glancing over from time to time to see if she still had it. I was just picking up a vase I had been wanting for a while (also on sale,) looked up and saw my big man striding towards me with a huge smile on his face...and my shade! I squealed loudly (drawing stares,) and then thought "oh, dear god, the man mugged her for my shade." But, it turns out...she was unaware it was a pendant light and thought it was just a lamp shade. When one of the glorious sales-people informed her of this she decided she didn't want it. Too bad, so sad, give it here! Awful, I know...but, that is my victory of the weekend!
Here is a little something else I just finished up. It didn't warrant it's own post, but, I thought I'd include it here. I found the clock part on clearance for like $9 at Target several years ago. I had no idea what I would do with it...but, it was cheap and really cool so I decided to buy. Glad I did, because, I REALLY like how it turned out. The little flowers serving as numbers, ended up being perfect. I wanted them to be able to be seen, but not in a intrusive way. This way they give a lot of depth and interest without looking cluttered or overpowering.
Below is a little shelf/table I found at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market and LOVED! I painted it black to blend in with the wall but, it is really ornate and gorgeous, and provides a nice place for keys as it resides in the "entry way." So, there you have it. All the odds and ends that have been finished as of late. I have some furniture projects I'm finishing soon as well, so be looking for those in the next week or so.