My mother loved old things, before they were called Antiques....
My grandfather
(the dairy farm inspector
would jokingly tell the dairy farmers about 
some piece of Junk my mother brought home....
He would then come back with a treasure 
the farmers sent for my Mom...

Junk  hidden in the beams of the barns...
to hold a place of honor in our home...


Mom would "re-purpose"...
an unknown word back then


When the owner of A Corner Cottage and I go to Market...
We constantly look for quality products, at reasonable prices,
that would hold places of honor in our customer's home...
Growing up among the Junk
helps me to see a piece as a "Diamond in the Rough".
These Lamps were "rough"


OK...but not  Diamonds...
Out came the Paint...

The Burlap


A Diamond...

                                Blessings, Becky



36 Responses to Re-Purposed?????

  1. Diamond indeed! I love the transformation. I am going to transform a floor lamp this week. I love the stencil on the burlap. Did your purchase it or cut your own? Visiting from Masterpiece Monday. Now a new follower

    • Jann: Thanks for coming over….The ribbon is purchased…Cut into sections and tacked on the shade with Tacky Glue…Simple….Have fun with yours…Would love to see yours….
      Blessings, Becky

  2. So GORGEOUS!! I love the burlap! Great job!

  3. Love the transformation! Beautiful combination of textures.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  4. I love burlap, so a touch here and there is great, especially on a lampshade. Thanks so much for sharing with the newbie party.

  5. Love the burlap touch with the number. I’m visiting from Debbie Doo’s and I’m now following you on GFC and LF. Would love a follow back if you get a chance!

  6. Wow~this looks amazing! You have inspired me! I’m a new linky follower~please visit me too!

  7. Your mom was certainly ahead of her time. I love what you did with the lamp; the burlap is the perfect touch.

  8. This looks so cute. I love the idea of re-purposing your families antiques to make them work for your home. Great job!

  9. These are awesome..:)

  10. That last lamp #2…I could love this a very long time. Beautiful!

  11. Becky, this lamp turned out lovely. Well done. I’m your newest follower.

    Hope to see you there!

  12. This is beautiful!

    Mrs. Delightful

  13. This is so cool! I haven’t tried a burlap project yet, but you’ve inspired me! Thank you for sharing this! Following via Linky now.

  14. Love the transformation! Beautiful work! I’m a follower now!

  15. Wow! What a fantastic transformation! It looks beautiful!
    I found you on Debbiedoo’s newbie linky party.

  16. Oh!! I love this transformation. I’d love for you to share this at my new link party.

  17. A diamond for sure…love it :) Laurel

  18. Linsey @ The Farmhouse Porch

    New follower here! Thank you so much for linking up with the Cowgirl up! Linky party. We love looking through each post. We hope you’ll link up with us again next week!

  19. OMG I love it so much! It’s got tons of character and the rusty finish on the lamp leg just makes me smile :)

  20. LOVE that lamp and adding the burlap to the shade was the perfect finishing touch!!

  21. I LOVE finding diamonds in the rough. You’ve done a great job with the lamp!

    Stopping by from the newbie party and I’m your newest follower! I’d love to have you stop by and visit my (newbie) blog too, and follow back if you are so inclined.

    Have a wonderful night,

  22. Oh how beautiful! You completely transformed it and yet kept so much of the original charm. Well done and thank you so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!

  23. Wow! Great transformation on that last lamp! Love the touches of burlap!

    Coming to you from Potpourri Friday!

  24. What a great transformation. I love the added touch of the burlap. It could be a Ballard Design lamp!

  25. Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this!

  26. Wow! I love this transformation. The burlap looks fabulous.

  27. I love these…especially the one with No. 2! I may have to do one with a No. 4

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  28. LOVE this! Thanx for coming to the party!

  29. Love the redo on the lamp, the shade is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  30. This is so fabulous. So glad you shared it at BeColorful for others to be inspired by too.

  31. Great facelift on the vase! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  32. I love the burlap! I just started a brand new themed link party just for rustic and shabby chic projects. I would love to have you share this

  33. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Paint and burlap – two of my favorite things! Thanks for joining the party!

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