Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Old Brings New Lamp- Recyling Parts

When I got to my Mother's last week, I found out she had been on a runaway scooter and broke her favorite, nice crystal lamp.  It had been put in the garbage, but those of you that know me, I had to see if I could rescue it. I retrieved it from the garbage, and this is what I found.
I sent Mr. G after some super glue thinking I could glue the glass back together.
I soon found out that major pieces of glass were missing, and didn't want to go through other garbage bags of glass slivers to recover to only have small pieces missing.  After all, this wasn't CSI.
HINT: Whenever I take apart a lamp, I lay out the pieces in the order I took them off the lamp, because I have to put it back together in the reverse order. 
So I looked around the garage where I was working to see what I could use.
We all love these kinds of garages to satisfy our "Create Mood."
Right on the old metal shelf (You all remember getting these with green stamps?) I found 2 full cans of almond white spray paint.
It was so nice and handy to be able to use Dad's tools from his tool bench that Mr. G had reorganized about a year ago.  Super easy to find the tools I needed.

 My Mother said it looked like it belonged there.
I so value my Mother's compliments.
We all know how expensive lamps can be, so I was glad I saved a bit of money.

btw, the super glue didn't go to waste.  I used it to mend the lamp shade.

Sometime during the2 weeks it took me to return,
My sister replaced the lamp with a new one.
Oh well. 

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  1. What a creative replacement lamp and how blessed to be able to 'do' for your mom and for your mother to have such a loving daughter. You really brought back long ago memories with your mention of 'green stamps'. Yes! I do remember those my mother used to save and as a little girl I helped her stick in those little books. I also remember the delight to look through the catalogs. I don't remember what she actually 'purchased' with the stamps though. :)

  2. I can't even count how many broken lamps we have around here...

  3. What a great fix! I love this.
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  4. Great fix, I bet your Mom will smile and think of you every time she sees it now! ~Diane

  5. Great remake and creative idea! Thanks for sharing it with us on Fidlin' Fridays!


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