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things I love – the lighting edition + nuts

February 24, 2011

A couple of kitchen drawers are full of hardware and tools we use on a regular basis and inside one of them is a little jar of assorted fastening hardware.  This jar is a favorite go-to resource for me, and last weekend, as I poured the contents into my palm, a brass hex nut caught my attention.

I marveled at the geometry and pleasing color.  I started wondering what sort of creation I might make to celebrate the artfulness of that common object?

Then, just a few days later, I read sarah.wandering and saw this ingenious bracelet.

oh my.  that’s what I’m talking about.  (source credits to Giles & Brother jewelers and Honestly…WTF)

Coincidentally, I fell head over heels with another DIY project that features string.  This fabulous lampshade re-do from Northern Cottage.

I have an old lamp that sadly needs a replacement shade and I am ashamed to admit that I threw the old dusty one into the trash.  (hanging head)  I know, what was I thinking?  This would have been a perfect solution!

However, while we’re on the subject of lamps, I have to admit that I have a crush on capiz shell fixtures, the ones dripping with glossy white or bronze shells.  They look fresh and breezy soft.  Then I saw this faux capiz shell DIY lamp project at Crafty Nest.

This is simple and pretty and just a little bit fussy.  But in a good way!

And as an added bonus, I spotted a brilliant idea to dress up twinkle lights in eco friendly style via esprit cabane magazine

They just make me smile.  All these ideas are brilliant!

Thank you for reading, I appreciate it so much!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2011 2:06 am

    Thank you for commenting about my chair slipcover project. Karla

  2. February 25, 2011 2:37 am

    And they just make me smile too!

    OMG, Diane….you always share the BEST stuff!

    I’m shvitzing over every one of these. They are so COOL!

    “have an old lamp that sadly needs a replacement shade and I am ashamed to admit that I threw the old dusty one into the trash.”

    And as you may remember, I too just threw out an old lamp while I was spring cleaning. Now I can kill myself.

    Hey, I also just clicked over to Honestly…WFT and just about died over the great jewelry I saw.

    Thanks for sharing, my friend!

    X

  3. February 25, 2011 5:09 pm

    I love that bracelet,I saw that in a magazine and have been trying to make it. this one turned out so awesome Everything else is amazing too, as always. Anne

  4. February 25, 2011 11:35 pm

    i think i see another project in the making… ily

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