Yup, it was an old floor lamp! You can find these all over the place in the summer at garage sales, most of the time the old ones are rusty and don't work anymore, no worries... just wash them give them a little sanding with some steel wool, strip the wires from them, if you cut the wires they will pull out easily most of the time. Spray paint and you got your base! Now antique, if you like that look, I do when I want the details of the piece to stand out. Find a fabulous topper and glue it on. The top of this lamp would have held a large lightbulb so I just squeezed the glue around the perimeter of the base of that, I used E6000 but even silicone caulk will do.
Mine is actually covered in winter coats right now, these pictures were taken before I found the cabinet that now holds the aprons. I'm linking this to Transformation Thursday over at The Shabby Chic Cottage so for more cool transformations go over there and check everybodys ideas out!
Honestly I can't believe today is Thursday already and not just any Thursday either, today is my son Johns' 21st birthday! Everytime my kids have a birthday I think 'how did that happen?' I mean I CAN'T be old enough to have kids in their 20's!!!!! ugh! Not only that but when they get older you know what happens? THEY MOVE OUT:( I miss the two of mine that have already flown the nest and Cam will be leaving in the fall. Really I say How Did That Happen a lot these days! So John is coming home from school tomorrow to have a little time with us and that makes me sooooo happy! We'll have dinner and you know what one of his favorite things to do is? Thrifting!!!! How lucky am I? We might just have time to stop at his favorite Salvation Army on our way home from the bus station. :) I hope your having a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by, Theresa xoxo