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before & after: sarah’s side tables + sara’s pendant lamp

by Kate Pruitt


The amazing creative adventures of Sarah + Sara! That’s what I’ve decided to label this post, and I sort of hope these two inventive ladies somehow meet up and turn this idea into a real thing. Sarah, whom you may remember from this credenza makeover we posted about a month ago, is back again with these beautiful side tables. Normally I’m a little wary of decoupage on anything larger than an ashtray or a vase, but I love her choice of color and pattern here. The aged whitewash works perfectly with the vivid print, and I would gladly snatch these up if I came across them on a shopping trip. Great work, Sarah! — Kate

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The second creative Sara(h) of the day is Sara Robbins, the genius behind this cheap and easy chevron pendant lamp. Sara was looking for a lighting update, and when she couldn’t find anything she liked in her price range, she decided to make her own custom shade using metallic Sharpies, a plain lampshade and the existing wiring from her old fixture. I love how crisp and smart those silver chevron stripes look! This definitely confirms the Sharpie marker as my favorite writing invention of all time. Let’s hear it for Sharpies and for Sara’s ingenious creation! You can see more of Sara’s process here on her blog. Thanks for sharing, Sara!

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