Brassy-Cheap to Classy-Chic

I had a fantastic weekend with my hubby to celebrate my birthday – lots of shopping, food and relaxation.  Amazing how that rejuvenates your soul and recharges your batteries!  Lots of fun boutiques and shops to choose from and I managed to do some damage in the city of Chi-town.

I came upon this book in a store called The Paper Source, and I just had to buy it.  Any book that has me laughing out loud while I’m in a store by myself, is a must-buy.

Oh. My. Goodness.  This book, “F in Exams” by Richard Benson is a compilation of some of the worst (yet most hilarious) wrong answers given on tests.  A few samples:

For anyone who ever hated word problems:

Or Algebra…

Don’t forget History…

You have to give these kids credit for creativity.

I did get a mini-project done as well.  My son’s room has been in dire need of a new lamp, but I haven’t been able to find one that I really like that was reasonably priced.  But, I scored this beauty at Goodwill yesterday.

Nice bones, right?

With a little ORB paint and a new shade (on clearance at Target), we have a winner! 

I really love it, and it’s a nice addition to his room.  It still never ceases to amaze me what a little spray paint can do.

 It’s just a matter of looking at things with a different eye, right?

Linking up to:
Just A Girl – Show and Share Day
Chic on a Shoestring – Flaunt it Friday
Remodelaholic – Remodelaholic’s Anonymous


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    March 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    That was a great Goodwill store score! I look all the time, but apparently I live in an area where everyone else has the same idea to buy and spraypaint the lamps because there is never anything good! I love the color you chose and the shade – it looks fabulous, Jenny.

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    March 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    The new lamp looks awesome! =]

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    March 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    It looks great! I love the new ORB look!

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    modern jane
    March 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Wow! That turned out so great! Sounds like you had a great little trip:)

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    March 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    WOW the lamp turned out fabulous!!

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    The Starr Family
    March 9, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Bravo on the lamp, chic on the cheap!

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    March 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    LOVE the lamp! Nice work!

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    M.L. @ The House of Whimsy
    March 11, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Wow!!! What a difference! Kudos to you!!!

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    March 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    That is a gorgeous transformation!

    I am a new follower from Chic on a Shoestring, I would love if you could stop by

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    March 12, 2011 at 12:38 am

    totally fabulous -super great job! I'm not familiar with that paint, so thanks for the tip!

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    March 12, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I've got a couple of lamps *in my house* that I'm going to redo – who knew ORB? Thanks for sharing!

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    Dear Lillie
    August 26, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Great job!

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    Dear Lillie
    August 26, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Oh and by the way, I laughed out loud at a few of those excerpts from the book you shared! Haha!

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