First operation was this 1972 lamp I bought at a yard sale a couple of months ago for $5.00. I hauled it around to a couple of shows and not one person even asked about it. No surprise there. What was I thinking? The glass had a big hole in the bottom where the cord passed through; so much for the vase idea.
I painted the bottom portion white and will use that in another project.
I spray painted the ring black and then cut out a circle from a $1.00 garage sale cork board. I covered the cork board with burlap, glued it in from the back, and added a heavy silver chain that used to be a necklace.....
From ugly duckling lamp to a functional frame.
This is a side shot to show the detail of the ring.
Second operation: I found this strange, heavy iron, screw looking thingy at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago. I'm still not sure what it was.....
Now it's a picture holder!
I sprayed it with a matte sealer and then coiled some wire around it. The wire was easy enough to shape but heavy enough to stay in place.
I don't have a before picture of this third remake because I repurposed it a couple of months ago.
The chippy frame used to be a house number/address sign. I added some vintage sheet music, some little flat back stones, and a chain for hanging.