Friday, December 5, 2008

~Re-purposing For The Holidays ~


Do you ever need something and find a way to get it by using something that you already have?Well I found this little Joy sign, for 4.99 at Ole Time Pottery. It was so small I didn't know how I was going to use it. When I decided to do a table scape, I wanted to use it on my table.

So I removed this frame an tried it on this easel.

But this was u-g-l-y!

So on the back there were these hangers and I needed the sign to be larger.

So I found two little screws, if you look close you can see them, and screwed them in the frame and hung the tin on the frame.

The tin matched the easel perfectly.

And there you have it a re-purpose for the holidays. Now you may say, after the holidays you'll have to little holes in your frame. Well I love it so much I plan to keep it as it is, you don't just have joy for the holidays, you want to have joy year round.

Then, this is my chandelier in the foyer. I wanted this kind because I love the look when shades are added.

I found these shades at Kirkland's about eight years ago. Not on sale though, they cost 7.99 each and I needed ten because I needed six for the dining room. Still not bad they've lasted all this time.

But for the holidays I wanted something festive. So I took some of the ribbon that I use on my outside windows, ( I'll show it later) cut it to size and

wrapped it around the shade. I used a straight pin to fasten it, and it's also no problem to remove when putting things back the way they were.

You won't have to worry about the pin showing because you turn it to the inside of the lamp.

So now you have all new shades

Fit for the occasion. What will you re-purpose for the holidays? Deb

21 comments:

Connie said...

You did a terrific job on those chandelier shades, chick!! And the repurposed sign looks great in your room. I'm seeing people in the south decorate with darker colors than in the west. It is fascinating to see how other areas of the country decorate. More "formal" in the south. BUT gorgeous!!
Smooches
Connie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love what you did with the joy sign. And your shades for the chandelier look beautiful. it's the little things that make a difference. Great attention to the details. Hugs, Terrie

Picket said...

Ohhh I love the sign..you made it look so glamorous..love it on the table like that and those lamp shades are the sweetest things!! I love repurposing things! Thanks for coming by girl...when we gonna get some good old Southern down home recipe from you girl! lol have a great weekend! ♥

Jan Parrish said...

Oh, love it. I would leave the ribbons on the chandelier all year. It looks fabulous.

Picket said...

WHAT!!!! Say it ain't so Martha!!! lol lol You a Southern Bell and don't like to cook????? You must have been born up in northern Alabama! lol lol

Pearl said...

Hi Deb... I really like how your "JOY" sign turned out 'n love knowing you'll use it year 'round... Life is a JOY! The red ribbon trim on your lil lamp shades is precious looking... but I'm not surprised; you're such a talented homemaker/designer! Thank you, Deb, for honoring me with the use of your Holiday Banner... I am so glad you like it!

I'm still behind with my blog visits, and am trying really hard to catch up... I hope you'll forgive me for being an absent friend of late... it truly isn't a reflection on my love for you, I promise... I'm off to finish reading and I sure do hope all is well with you 'n your dear family... God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~

Pearl

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Wow Deb! I love your ideas. I would have never thought of that. I think I'll tie a little ribbon around tomorrow to jump start my holiday decorating.

Thank you for always thinking of Colton, Deb. It really touches my heart and he loves knowing that someone is thinking of him.

Sending you big hugs,
Lea

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-you've done a terrific job my dear, your house is soo beautiful for christmas!!

Jenn said...

You did a great job on the shades and the Joy sign looks fantastic. Wanna come to my house and re-purpose some things:)

Bo said...

Deb, your home is so pretty...That chandlier is gorgeous & changing the shades up is a great idea. I wish I was creative like you! Happy weekend, ;-) Bo

Twice as Nice said...

Very creative how you came up with that for the sign. I love it and yes we forget we all need joy thru the whole year! Lampshades are cute too. You have been busy. Love it.

melanie said...

Great re-purposing!!! :)

Buffie said...

How creative of you! Now I hadn't ever thought of that, I have to try it in my kitchen! Thanks for the great idea Deb!

Buffie :)

laurie said...

Aren't you smart. The picture and the shades are wonderful! I love to change things I already have. I guess I get bored easily, and since I can't stand to toss things out and get new things, I try to do something different with them. Your chandelier is just lovely.

KKJD1 said...

Very fancy work Deb. Looks great. Dont know if Ill repurpose anything but I;ll let you know if I do. You should get some nut crackers there great but very addictive!lol. Have a great weekend. Blessings, Karen

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Deb I really admire your creativity, the sign looks wonderful now, I would never think of using a sign in a tablescape, it looks so good there, good idea with the chandileer too!

Simply Dandy said...

Okay...lovin it, why didn't I think of that? I am going to do that today and post a picture of it. Thank you crafty little lady!!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Sue said...

Fabulous job Deb! I did ask myself "what about the screw holes", thanks for answering that question! Joy is perfect for all year! Love your shades too, and your table looks beautiful! You have done a beautiful job decorating for the holidays. Thanks for the tip to buy fake poinsettias LOL, I'll try my best to keep these real ones alive for at least a month! lol! xo

squawmama said...

Wow I really loved what you did with your chandelier... and they little Joy sign was so cute... and with your talent you made it even better... Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Melissa Wertz said...

Nice redos Deb. I like what you did to the Joy sign and I agree, we should have Joy year around. I have been praying about that during my quite time. B/C of being sick, my plans this weekend have gone south and I have to double up on Sunday and Monday to make up for it. I just asked God to give me Joy! And a good attitude!

Don't you just love Old Time Pottery Store!

Love the shades too!

Happy To Be said...

GM Deb...what a great idea girl!! somthing eles to put in my memory file..hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria