You might be wondering where somebody would a win gift card to Goodwill from. Her work had an Ugly Sweater party for Christmas and she won. I didn't see any of the other sweaters, but I did see hers and it was definitely ugly. I included a picture (its not the best quality, she sent it from her phone) of her ugly sweater so you can take a look and judge for yourself. I hope she doesn't get mad I'm posting a picture, but I know she's having a great day today, so I'll take my chances. She's competing in a Business Plan Competition today and her team is doing very well. She'll find out tonight if she wins. Good luck Suzanna!
Anyways, back to my shopping trip to Goodwill, I went there wanting to find a lamp. I had seen this lamp on Pinterest and wanted to make something similar for Parker's superhero room. Unfortunately, I couldn't find who created the lamp I found on Pinterest, so I can't give them credit, but I wish I could. I would love to give them credit, it's such a cute idea. Goodwill had a few lamp options, and I found a basic, white lamp base that would work perfectly for my project. It could use a little love and it was only $2.99. While I was looking at the lamps, I glanced over to the kids section and saw a Spider-man toy on the top shelf. I immediately went over and grabbed it. It looked brand new and perfect for P's room. It still had the "try me" sticker on it and it was also only $2.99. Score! Superhero toys are expensive when you are buying them brand new, so this was a great find. I took my two items and checked out with my gift card. There was a little boy standing in line behind me eyeing that Spider-man. I still have $14 left, so I'll be heading back sometime soon.
|Ugly Christmas Sweater|
1. Wipe down lamp base.
2. Tape off cord and socket with painters tape.
3. Spray paint lamp base. I four light even coats of red glossy spray paint.
4. Let dry and remove tape.
5. Take a white lamp shade and sketch a skyline with chalk.
6. Trace chalk with a black permanent marker and add windows or whatever designs you would like to your skyscrapers.
7. Attach shade to base, plug in and turn on.
|White lamp base|
|Glossy red spray paint|
|Basic white lampshade|
|lamp shade, with chalk skyline|
Parker was super excited about his new Spider-man toy! Watch the video below to see what Spider-man does when you press the "try me" button.
Check out the other superhero projects I've done for Parker's room:
Happy Champagne Thursday!