May 13, 2010

Guest Blogger...Meet Virginia!

Wahoo...Morgan from Meet Virginia is in the house today!  I just love her fun design ideas.  Have you seen her fabulous crocheted wall art?  If not, here it is...

LOVE,'s vintage, it's modern, and it's thinking outside the design box...and you know I love that!  Okay Morgan we're all ears girl, take it away!

Hey Fabulous Readers!!

I'm Morgan!!

A Little About ME:No Babies for now probably not anytime soon either but who knows? {I know you were wonderin' ;)}

~I have been married for 3 years on this past Monday! Time sure does fly right!!

~I graduated in the fall from a Fashion Merchandising program which I LOVED!!

Fashion=My life!!

{ O-Scarf Tutorial HERE}

~ I started Meet Virginia as an outlet for creativity, I love anything that lets me use my imagination :).

{Plate Mural Tutorial HERE}

~I am a TV fanatic! Some of my favorite shows are: Survivor, The Big Bang Theory, Project Runway, The Hills (My husby and I's guilty pleasure!), Lost, and so on and so on ;). I LOVE to crochet while I watch TV as well its so relaxing!

{ Booties Featured HERE}

Today I am going to be showing you how I turned a super hideous lamp into a thing of beauty!

Here she is before:

{Ewwwww its like pewtered bronze or something! Ps: I found this lamp at a local thrift store ;).}

Here she is after:

{Ahhhh lovely ;)}

Here is how I did it!

I used this stuff:

{ Rub n' Buff is AWESOME! I used it a couple years ago to revamp a couple of equally as ugly bronze lamps. I chose Silver Leaf to go with the other lamp I already have in our bedroom. I followed the directions but be sure to use gloves while doing this, take a pea sized amount on your gloved finger and massage it onto the lamp in a circular fashion. Coat with as little or as much as you like to create your desired look. Needless to say SUPER easy, I decided to go with this product instead of spray paint since the lamp was so ornate I thought it would cover better. You can find Rub n' Buff at any craft supply store with their paint and painting supplies.}

After achieving the color I wanted I decided to give the lamp a light coating of gloss acrylic spray to seal.

{ I went with Krylon it works for me every time!}

I recovered to lamp shade as well with some leftover fabric I had to give it some funk.

Here she is once again! I love how this turned out it was super easy and really quick too!

So what do you guys think?? Have any questions about this project or anything else let me know! Thank you so much Jane for letting me share with all your awesome readers! Isn't Finding Fabulous just the best!! Hope you all have a great day! Love, love.

Thank you Morgan for stopping by today!  I have to are seriously one creative chic!  Love your lamp revamp and I'll have to try that Rubb and Buff.   And those chrocheted baby booties...are just the cutest lil' things ever!

Check out Meet Virginia when you get the chance...yup, THE GIRL HAS GOT IT GOING ON!


Guess what?  Frugalicious Friday is ON tomorrow and we've got a giveaway with Madison Reece Designs!  Come check it out, and give us the scoop on how you find fabulous!

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  1. Great blog, and great to see the post from Morgan on AMACO's Rub 'n Buff. We love that stuff! Your readers can find it at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and most art supply stores and craft stores, as well as Find amaco on Twitter at AmacoCrafts and Facebook at Amaco Crafts.

  2. great blog and interesting post have added your button to the papergirls blog

    have a great day
    chriss x

  3. Thank you your blog, and the things you crochet and create are beautiful! XOXOXO

    Finding Fabulous

  4. Love the lamp makeover! That is so cool!! Thanks so much!

  5. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity Jane!! I absolutely loved it! Hope you are having a great day!!


    Meet Virginia!
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  6. Great makeover! All these lovely lamp makeovers around the blogsphere really make me wish I had any place to put a new table lamp!


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