Monday, April 9, 2012

I'll get you my pretty...and your little dog too!

You all remember Toto, right?  
From the Wizard of Oz?


You must!

And everyone knows the famous line from the Wicked Witch of the West, "Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!" 

I just love that movie!

I was given this lamp by my Father-in-Law a couple of years ago now.  He's a collector and I love it because when we go to visit, I always leave with something.


I knew when I saw her that she had potential to be awesome.  She was dusty and dingy looking but in perfect shape.


So, I bought some spray paint (Valspar Primer & Valspar Exotic Sea in Gloss) and gave her a good scrubbing.  Then I took her outside to give her a makeover!


My inspiration came from Sherry from Young House Love who has a thing for animals {see here, here & here}.


So, first, I sprayed her with two light coats of primer.


I let her dry completely and gave her three coats of Exotic Sea.


Here's how she looks now.


Ain't she purty?


I love how she came out!


What do you think?

What should I name her?


Linking up to my Monday Parties listed here!


Also linking up here:


mop it up mondays
# 142

32 comments:

  1. totally love it! thanks for linking up to make it monday! I've shared your link on the Brassy Apple FB page

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    1. Thanks Megan & thank you for sharing my post on FB as well! Love your blog. Hey, would you be able to add my "It's a Piece O' Cake Linky Party" to your Link Ups! page? It's on Thursdays. Thanks again!

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  2. I can't get over how much I LOVE this!!! GREAT job!!!!

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    1. Ah, thank you thank you Renee! She was a lot of fun to make over. Doesn't she look SO MUCH BETTER?!

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    1. Thanks Kristin! I am now one of your followers!

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  4. I adore the color!! This is such a great transformation...I would have never thought of it! Turned out fabulous! Would be delighted for you to link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/04/mop-it-up-mondays-11.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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    1. Thanks Kristi! I knew she had potential. I just didn't know how much!

      Guess what? I'm linked up to your party {#142}. I'm your newest follower and will be adding you to my Party list. I have a party on Thursdays {It's a Piece O' Cake Linky Party} you should link up!

      I'll be scouring your blog now!

      XO

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  5. That's bold, daring, bright, colorful and absolutely awesome!! So glad you shared! I'm a linking up with Linky - really like that little tool!

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    1. Thank you thank you Jen! OK, I have what may be a silly question...what is the linky tool you were talking about? The one that shows under my post or my linky party? BTW, how DOES that LinkWithin tool work anyhow? I'm a new follower of yours!

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  6. LOVE the doggie lamp! Thanks for sharing it at Jillify It today!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  7. what a fun piece! love the bold color. and also, your blog background!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I got my background from Lee Lou Blogs @ {http://leeloublogs.blogspot.com/}.

      I'm your newest follower!

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  8. Love the color. Very cute. I'm following you back.

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    1. Thank you Bethany! I love the look and feel of your blog. I can't wait to look through all that you've posted. I'm your newest follower!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. So fun! I love the color and he's so cute! Great job! I'm following you back!

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    1. Thanks Maury! I look forward to looking through your blog. Thanks for passing by!

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  11. I love it that you went with a BOLD color! Super fun!

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  12. way funny way to start out this post. love it.
    i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha! Thank you! I needed something comical and catchy to start out the post, glad you liked it! I will be linking up with your party today, thanks for stopping by and sharing!

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  13. Love the turquoise color on the lamp. You should call her TQ for Turquoise Queen! I followed you over from The Shabby Nest - the color caught my eye. I'll be back!

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    1. Thank you! I'm your newest follower!

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    1. Thanks Angela! We needed some more pops of color in our house. It's a sneak peak of what's to come in our new home once we move this summer.

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  15. Hi! Just a note to let you know I have featured you on my blog!!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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    1. You are so sweet Jill! Thanks for featuring me!

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