I keep wanting to call this an orb. My husband assures me that it is not.
Whatever it is I love it and it was well worth the $3.00 and the early Saturday morning stake out that I had to perform in order to get it!
It was a Tuesday and I drove by a house in my neighborhood that was going to have a yard sale on Saturday. Did they not know that putting a sign out on a Tuesday for a Saturday sale was going to be pure and complete torture for a person like me!?! Especially since I drove by this house everyday to get anywhere!! Wednesday came and I drove by only to see the garage door was up and I could see tables of stuff, and bedding, and paintings, and furniture!!! Then in the corner on a lone table was this beautiful piece of art, my orb, my star. How was I going to make it till Saturday?? I thought about just knocking on the door and seeing if I could shop their stuff early. That would’ve probably been a better idea then stressing about how I was going to be the FIRST one there Saturday morning in order to claim the orb that was sooo clearly meant to be mine. But I didn’t. I waited till Saturday, I bit off all my finger nails but I waited till Saturday.
Saturday morning rolled around and guess who was up at 5:00am??? Not me because I was up at 4:30!!! I have been cursed all my life as a morning person, a very early morning person. Granted I’m probably asleep by 8:30 most nights! WILDDDD I tell you!!! Needless to say, I got my orb, and I got it for three freaking dollars. Geez I probably would’ve paid $200.00 if they asked for it. It took hours before I finally let my kids pry it out of my hands to see what it looked like all lit up. It was a glorious sight people, just glorious. It’s the little things.
My new fabulous $3.00 orb created a storm of work in my bedroom. Yep that’s my bedroom up there. That’s was all the action happens!!! Sorry mom, don’t read that last sentence. But for a room where lots of magic takes place, it sure is boring and neglected. I guess with the rest of my house and my head full of craziness, it has been nice to have a simple, uncluttered, and peaceful bedroom to retreat to. Time to change all that!!!
Only recently did I hang those two mirrors behind my Habitat lamps, thanks to the redesign company. I tried all sorts of artwork only to have those two honkin lamps hide everything. The Ikea mirrors are a great size, bring in light and really open up the room.
The only other thing I have hanging in our bedroom is this painting that I also scored at the Habitat store. My husband constantly asks me who she is and why she’s staring at us. I think she freaks him out a bit. That lamp came from Goodwill. apparently all my lightning is secondhand.
So back to my orb. Yes I know it’s not an orb, but I really can’t stop calling it that!! I love my white chair and love crawling in it with my blanket and a good book. I’m telling you people I am a barrel of fun!!! Thanks to Mr. Orb, I decide to make this corner a much cozier little reading nook.
Thank the good Lord there are half times during football games or we wouldn’t get much done around here.
My husband tried very hard to explain what he was doing in order to make my orb a hanging light like I requested. Smile and wave, smile and wave.
It’s a hanging orb, it’s a hanging orb!!! It’s a hanging orb with an ugly cord and black electrical tape!!!
I wanted to hang my orb right away in order to read my book by orb light. But I wasn’t going to be able to completely concentrate on my book with that hideous cord behind my head mocking me. Since I have a weird thing about just liking white pillowcases, I had these two pillowcases left over that came with the duvet we bought from Ikea. All my canned goods have to be turned a certain way too. Don’t you want to be my friend??
I folded the pillowcase and cut 2 inch strips.
Then I sewed the two strips together!
Because I don’t have any patience (I’m painting such a lovely picture of myself) I left the edges all rough. I told myself that it would look better this way, all unfinished looking!
Ta-da!!!! I love it and I totally enjoyed reading my book by orb light!! Now I just need a little table to put my hot tea on and some artwork behind my chair. Not spending a dollar, stay tuned for part 2 and 3 of my cozy corner redo!!!!