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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday/Thrifty Monday Lamp

Earlier this summer I was on the boat, DH was driving the truck and we were headed to the Marina to go out on the water, when DH stopped the truck and pointed to the right. I looked, couldn't see anything, looked at him and he's frantically pointing to the right. I looked again, thinking he was pointing at the water, shook my head "yes", and shrugged. He finally (after we've done this little ditty 3 times, gets out and says, "Do you want that lamp sitting by the dumpster?" The dumpster was sitting right NEXT to the boat, and I was looking right over it the whole time......This blonde moment has been brought to you by the letter-duhhhh! Anyway, I said YES and he loaded it in the truck and off we went.

Now DH is SO good, that I didn't even get a chance to take a photo of it before he had it painted and in the house! So the metamorphosis was already performed and this is the result. Can't get more thrifty than a dumpster dive!

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  1. What a neat guy. My DH wouldn't even see the lamp in the first place, much less point it out. It looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  2. The first time I took something out of someones trash at the curb, my husband was mortified. Now that he see what great stuff I get, he is giving curb trash a once over when we walk the dog.

  3. Love it! What a great deal!

    Really lovely


  4. Love the lamp! Also, love the picture on your blog!

  5. Wow-what a find.
    I hope you will come by for a visit.
    Its So Very Cheri

  6. What beautiful detail! And what a husband!

  7. Thats really cute! Way to go DH!

    Mine tends to do that to my finds also.

  8. Hey Sandi ..
    So sorry it took me so long to get back to you about the cake balls.. it's been a lil crazy 'round here. Here is the link to that post:

    I used red velvet as my cake mix .. but you can really use any flavor... the key is the cream cheese frosting mix to make it hold together as balls. I also find it easier when I freeze the cake balls before dipping them... instead of the frig. You don't get crumbs and mess when they're frozen.. plus the chocolate sets faster.
    Good luck on making them.. I know everyone will enjoy them! Make sure you share them with us.. can't wait to see them.

  9. Hey! You won my giveaway but I don't have your email address so the company can contact you. Please send it to me at songbirdtiff at gmail dot com.


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