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Star Sconces


It’s Friday! I can’t remember the last time I slept in a little and I think tomorrow is going to be the day. I am welcoming this slower-paced weekend with open arms!

Grace has a birthday party on Saturday and then Sunday we’ll get together with some friends to watch the Super bowl and let our kids play. I think we ladies will try to squeeze in a little craft project in between the commercials. :)

I do have a house project on my to do list though. I bought these wall lamps last week and they just arrived in the mail. They look so great in real life! I especially love the star detail on the base.

The shades remind me of these amazing custom shades that I’ve always been obsessed with:


The wall lamps will hopefully be hung this weekend. I’m going to have them flank this mirror that I bought at an antique store for $40.

The mirror and lamps will go above this tall vintage bookshelf (it’s about 50″), which is getting painted and trimmed out this weekend.

I bought a couple of pieces of this funky moulding at Michaels for about $2 each and they’re just right for the bookshelf I think.

Do you have any fun projects planned for the weekend? Are you throwing a Superbowl party?

PS If you liked the silhouettes in my last post, check out Groupon for an AMAZING deal (today only)

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  1. Love everything about this post — the sconces are great. I found myself wondering (for my own personal use!) if it would be possible to dye the shades to a linen-y color. I've never tried before, but I love the shape of them!

    I'm curious to see how the molding turns out – I've seen it at the craft store before, but always think about tweaks for furniture at the hardware store, not the craft store!

    Thanks for the Groupon reference!! I've been procrastinating getting silhouettes for my babes, and now I'm getting it done! Thank you!

  2. I found you just now, in the new on-line mag. Congratulations on that.

    I can't believe this post. I just went this morning into our local hardware store, to find just this kind of moulding for a similar project – I just hadn't decided what I wanted to put it on yet. They only had the basic kind you used on skirting with horizontal grooves along the length.

    How I wish we had Michaels in Australia. When I do manage to track down something more decorative, I'm pretty sure it wont be that cheap.

    Your bookshelf is going to look great. Love your blog.

    Lisa x

  3. Ooohhhh! I can't wait to see what you do! These are my favorite posts of yours for sure:) I have a feeling you may be one if the only other people to appreciate this, but my craft project for the weekend entails recovering my breakfast room chairs with waterproof fabric. The kicker is that the waterproof fabric is actually 2 shower curtains from Homegoods!

  4. I'm going to be working on transforming a pair of vintage marble lamps from Ebay ($25) in a pair that resembles a style from Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort (for waaaay less)!

    I'm in love with your light fixtures, and am very excited to see how the molding jazzes up your bookcase. Happy Friday, Jenny!

  5. The wall lamps are beautiful- thanks for sharing! I've been looking for something similar to flank our flat screen- I'm thinking about adding some wallpaper or fabric trimmed out in moulding behind the tv like you suggested in Amy's "lofty living room"- love that idea. Hopefully I'll be painting our new (to me!) kitchen table and chairs this weekend… Can't wait to see your projects- who knew Michael's had such cool mouldings?!

  6. coveting the bookshelf. we get to go look at our house today (for the second time ever-it is the inspection). I am going to take my measuring tape and a note book to list all the things that need to be done! I'm also on the hunt for a bookshelf. Do you have any white mountain places you have found things. craigslist is not so great here. i should hit up all the antique shops i guess.

  7. We are FINALLY painting our living room. When we moved in, all the walls and ceilings were painted a sickening shade of yellow. Other than the guest bedroom, which we left yellow because it works in small doses, this is the LAST ROOM and ceiling we have to paint.

    I've been testing shades of gray and found the one that works for us. Can't wait to see it all done!
    Here's our testing process:

    Your sconces are adorable and that bookcase is a great shape/size. Can't get over your mirror score, either! Lucky Gal.

  8. Looks like your relaxing weekend will be busy!
    Can't wait to see the results
    (and maybe hear about the "Ladies Craft"?)
    Have a great weekend!

  9. I love the sconces and I love those yellow lampshades! I can't wait to see how your project turns out. I didn't have a project planned for this weekend but now I think I'm going to work on something, you have me inspired!

  10. I love the lamps and can't wait to see them in place. The Michaels I've been to in Canada doesn't sell moulding – it's a lumber store thing – but I love the one you've chosen. Sounds like a pretty busy weekend :)

  11. When and how do you do all these super projects…at night when your little ones are sleeping or when they are locked in the closet? (with toys)
    Love to know how you do it?
    Can you share on a blog post?

  12. I'm coveting that mirror! I've been on the thrift hunt for something fabulous like that. The sconces are fantastic, too, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do. Thanks for such constant, great inspiration.

  13. My jaw dropped when I saw that mirror! I've had that exact same one since I was a girl — my parents picked it up at a garage sale for a song. I've been thinking about selling or painting it, but after seeing a photo of it looking so awesome I'm keeping it for when we finally redo our powder room. Thank you!!!

  14. Love the lamps! You gave me great inspiration for my latest design school project. I never thought to look at Michael's for moulding, but I will now!

  15. Can't wait to see your "afters"!!

    PS – Thank you for posting the Groupon link. LOVE Carter Kustera…and I can't wait to have my own silhouette. Now I just need to come up with the perfect caption.

  16. I have those exact lamps in my bedroom and I LOVE them! They look much more expensive than they cost and make quite a statement! Great minds and all that… ;)

  17. Hello Jenny!!! Your posts are ALWAYS so fun and inspirational!! I LOVE the bookshelf! Can't wait to see the transformation!!! I was wondering how much did you get if for? I'm sorry for asking…it's so inappropriate, but it would be so helpful for me in my search for one of these. So i know I'm getting a good deal. Does that make sense? Sorry…

    Thank you again for your amazing talent.

    Hope you have a great weekend, it looks like it'll be very busy! Happy birthday to Grace! (very beautiful name!!!)


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