I would like to pretend that all my project turn out lovely…. but many fail miserably. Remember this project where I tried to make a spring wreath???????
So I got the above lamp from a friend who was throwing it away.
I thought I could perhaps take the lamp hardware off of it, paint it and just sit it on a table or out in the garden. Wait… I don’t have a garden. Ok….so I was gonna sit it on a table…
Some of the lamp hardware screwed off the top. Then I came to a metal piece soddered to the top of the statue’s head. I couldn’t just leave the piece there. My new table piece would have a metal rod shooting up out of her head. Perhaps I should have just left well enough alone. It may have been a good conversation starter.
Enter exhibit a:
Enter exhibit b:
Enter exhibit c (giggling that I have a “relax” sign in the background as I smash this statue with a hammer):
Hope your projects today turn out better than mine.
My mom had this EXACT lamp until last year when it broke. It ended up looking a lot like exhibit “d” above. Much prettier in the bronze color…sorry the rod removal didn’t go as planned.
Glad to know you do make mistakes!
Ha ha!! Your photos are too funny!
OH MY GOODNESS!!!! r u trying to get me in trouble!!! rofl. i am @ work, it’s like DEAD @ the bank today and it’s completely silent. right when i got to “ENTER EXHIBIT B,” lol…I CRACKED UP OUTLOUD, VERY LOUD – i didn’t even have to see the next 2 pictures yet, i apologized for my outburst. lol. wow! OH MY, this was good medicine today! WOW!!!
girl that is funny! although i really liked it so i am a little sad:)
How funny! Love the pics! I too have had many failed projects. I just look at it like this… Now I know what not to do next time! So next time you get a lamp to re-purpose keep the hammer far far away:)
i’m with shauna…a little sad to see the smashed lady…but hilarious!!
Oh wow, that was inspiring. Thanks and I mean that sincerely. Seriously, I never thought to show my failures, I could blog everyday with that.
I love your site, Thank you for the sweet comment on baby Hadley. I got to watch her yesterday for a couple hours. Momma sure was ready to get her back though. I thought that was sweet.
See ya. Oh yea, I think I take a stroll through your pages. 🙂
I started laughing when I saw the picture of the hammer. Great story! I have a little voice that warns me that I’m about to hurt myself or jack something up. Usually I realize it was speaking to me after the damage has been done. I wish my inner voice was louder.
Oh, that’s rotten! I hate when projects don’t work out right and you’ve spent time forcing it!
HA! Totally know how that goes! Love your blog, just found it!
What were you thinking?? “Put the hammer down and back away from the Greek statue”
That only had one ending.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! That’s what I thought about the hammer…but boy have I been there before. Fun post!
LOL 50-50 chance…. and, BAM!
I have NO idea how I landed over here but it’s 11:30 pm, I have a big ol bag of honey nut cheerios in front of me and I’m wiping the tears from my eyes reading this post. Hilarous!
Some things are just meant to be. 🙂
Funky Junk Donna