So while cleaning I passed one of my old lamps. It used to sit next to my desk area in the dining room. That is till I recently moved said desk and all to the living room. So there sat this ugly brass lamp. It called to me. "Don't pack me away. I'm begging you. I can be beautiful again! Don't treat me like the ugly stepchild". So what's a woman to do?
Yes I broke my own promise, not only to myself but Trucker as well. He really wanted clean clothes. LOL. I carried Ms. Ugly outside and went to work on her. Once again I got out my trusty spray paint in shiny black and off we went. I prepped her of course before painting her. Ms. Ugly had tears of joy streaming down her awful brass surface. For all of about 10 minutes. Then her tears dried up and she began thanking me profusely. She was once more at the beginnings of being beautiful. She still had a little ways to go with her transformation but she was so much nicer looking to behold.
After drying for a few hours I carried her in. I placed her head dress (her shade) back on. She still needed some dressing up. After all if she was attending the ball she had to have a gorgeous dress. I placed Ms. Semi Pretty on the back burner and went about doing some laundry all the while wondering what I would dress her in. Well low and behold the heavens opened up to me and spoke. There in the deep recesses of the laundry room I noticed a gift bag full of ribbon I had completely forgotten about. Hanging out of the side of it was a beautiful ribbon in black with details of metallic gold thread in a Celtic pattern. It was perfect. My mind sang in delight as I grabbed it and went to plug in the glue gun. I grabbed Ms. Semi Pretty's shade for dressing and went to work.
Here's how Ms. Ugly transformed from her ugliness to being Ms. Semi Pretty to Ms. Gorgeous. With using something as simple as black spray paint and ribbon.
Look alike lamp courtesy of someone on google images.
Ms. Gorgeous attended the ball, was the major attraction and won the heart of the Prince. They now swear they will name their first born Ms. Mini Gorgeous after yours truly.
P.S. Trucker did get clean clothes, a home cooked meal and we still working on the shiny house.
Today I'm linking with:
We Are That Family - Works For Me Wednesday
Domestically Speaking - The Power of Paint
Finding Fabulous - Frugalicious Friday
Design Ahololic - VOTW
Lit & Laundry - Finished For Friday
Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday
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