Joy Sign and a Lamp Makeover

Hi Friends!
So today I have two things I wanted to share with you, as you may know I am working on giving our home office a little makeover and both of these projects are to be used as decor in the room.
The first is this decorative Joy sign that I made.

And the second is this lamp.
I've already given this lamp a makeover once before, I painted it from black to green as seen HERE.
But the shabby green no longer fit in with the new rustic look of the room. 
 So I mixed up my craft paints and came up with a pretty midnight blue color.
All I did was mix my navy, black, and white paints together.  I kept mixing until I achieved the color I was going for.
 I brushed the paint onto both the lamp and the wooden board with a foam brush. It covered in just one coat, with a few small touch-ups. 
 I was so happy with the flat finish, it almost looks like I used a chalk paint.  I may be using craft paints more often in the future.
 The wooden board was something I picked up at a yard sale over the summer. I forgot to take a before picture, but here is the back side of it so you can get an idea.  I'm not sure if it was a cutting board that was painted red, or what, but I knew it would be perfect for some sort of wall hanging.
Once my paint was dried, I hot glued on a pair of cute little ski's I picked up for 3 dollars at Target.
 Target's dollar section is the same place where I picked up these white burlap alphabet stickers. 
  I just stuck on the JOY letters and thought it turned out really cute.  However, the other day my husband said, he thought it would look good saying SKI.  And I soo agree, I just wished he mentioned that before I hung it up and took a bunch of pictures of it.  So the next time you see my sign don't be surprised if it has been changed to SKI.
The sign is hanging on the wall above the desk. 
And the lamp is sitting on the desk, and here is how it turned out:

I'm so pleased with how this room is coming together.  I can't wait to finish it up and share it with you.  Stay Tuned!

Thanks for stopping by,


P.S. What have you been working on? I'd love to see,  please stop by on Thursday-Sunday to link up to the Create - Share - Inspire link party.  I hope to see you soon!


  1. i think it is so cute and joy for the holidays and ski after xx

  2. Ski would work really great. But the joy works wonderful for the holidays. I love the color you created. It's awesome you were able to work with what you have.


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