Monday, February 11, 2013

Booth Lighting

Hey guys! A few days ago I shared my booth reveal-- if you missed it, be sure to go check it out! Once I had everything in place, I realized my booth was lacking some lighting, so I got to work! Here are a few pieces that I put in the booth:

1. Toilet Paper Roll Light
First up, my toilet paper roll light. Yup, you heard that right. I've had it finished for forever, but never had the confidence to share it. I thought it was lame, but others thought it was cool so I decided to use it in the booth. I started out with this old fabric chandelier from Goodwill:

I paid $6.00 for it and it included the light cord (not pictured). I removed all of the fabric, formed toilet paper roll sections into squares, and hot glued them to the metal base of the light like so:

Then, I spray painted it Satin Lagoon from Rust-Oleum (the same color as my Bedroom Lamp). Now, it looks like this in my booth. I'm not selling it, though.. it's just for looks!

2. Metal Desk Lamp
I found this cute little desk lamp at a garage sale for $3. 

Then, I spray painted it with Satin Lagoon from Rust-Oleum (must be my favorite, huh?). This one is actually for sale in my booth!

3. Red Vintage Lamp
I found this vintage lamp for $5 at a garage sale and fell in love because it matched my bedroom lamp. Sadly, though, I didn't have time to give it a makeover so it looked like this in my room for a few months:

When I realized I didn't have any lighting for my booth, I decided I could part with it. I spray painted it with Rust-Oleum's Satin Colonial Red and stole the burlap lamp shade from my bedroom lamp.

I hope it sells soon so I'm not tempted to steal it back.

4. Last Minute Bronze Lamp
The day before my "grand opening" I decided to go to a few thrift stores in hopes of finding some lighting. I came across this gorgeous bronze base for $4 and paired it with a paisley lamp shade that I've had for a while (I'm such a hoarder).

What do you guys think? Do you have any other lighting ideas for me? I would love to hear them-- leave me some links or just let me know your ideas in the comment section! Once these lamps sell I will need more options! :)

Linking up to these awesome parties:
Monday-- Bedazzle Me Monday @ Everything Under the Moon; Make It Monday at Brassy Apple; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Life Made Lovely Monday at Life Made Lovely; Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle; Tuesday--  Tute Tuesdays at A Law Student's Journey; Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Naturally-Nifty Linky Party at Natural Nesters; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and Jellybeans; Link Party at Passionately ArtisticUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 Main; Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge; Freestyle Friday at Happy Hour Projects; Friday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello; Simply Creations Friday at My Simple Home Life; Fabulous Friday at Ohh Baby Designs; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Link Up with Me, Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Show Off Saturday at Nutmeg Place; Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; So Creative Party Time at So Very Creative; Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop at Homemaker on a Dime; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes; Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper;
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