Night-night Sugar...

September 23rd, 2009 in member junk     
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This would make a sweet little night light in a babys room...or any room for that matter!
As soon as I saw this at my local thrift store I knew right away what I wanted it to be...
The next step was to take apart an old brass lamp base which I discovered fit the base of the silver sugar container perfectly. A little off white paint, and it was ready to go. It could certainly be dressed up with embellishments like ribbons or rub on lettering, but for now, until I decide exactly where it will live, I will just leave it plain.
The light source is very simply a small battery powered string of lights, which gives off a perfect glow. It can also be used with a tea light candle, but this is much safer, especially in a childs room.
This would make a sweet little night light in a babys room...or any room for that matter!

This would make a sweet little night light in a baby's room...or any room for that matter!

Surgar is sweet, and so is this night light!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, cottage, eclectic, white, living room, bedroom, bathroom, light fixture, lamp, silver-metallic

Comments (18)

junkinator writes: Very creative...looks great, either day or night. Thanks for your welcoming visit. I took a quick tour of your posts--we have so many similar things--crocheted rugs, crazy quilts, as well as boot planters! Anita Posted: 10:14 pm on September 30th
BraytonHomestead writes: incredible idea- really clever! Thanks for coming by to say hi to the newbie- so welcoming...

Karen Posted: 5:33 pm on September 30th
DownHomeDIY writes: Now find one that says "spice" and you can add the quote "Sugar and Spice and everything nice"...for any little kids room.
I love it!
~MB Posted: 7:50 pm on September 25th
StrangeCargo writes: Marie, love this lamp. The beauty, design, and quality of this piece is evermore enhanced by your illuminating it. Well done.

Ken Posted: 7:09 pm on September 25th
JunkArchitect writes:
Marie, your nightlight has inspired me to look at old canisters in a different way. Very creative project you put together.

Posted: 10:28 pm on September 24th
TinTinJunkFan writes: So clever! and inspirational-- I have a little canister that looks just like yours-- I never would have thought to do this--
wonderful job! Posted: 3:18 pm on September 24th
shabbychick writes: Marie - this is super sweet - what a great find and a perfect idea to reuse it!

Way to go!


Posted: 8:39 am on September 24th
CottageElements writes: This works perfect as a light, Marie. And how sweet (sugar). LOL!

Lani Posted: 12:16 am on September 24th
AtticusFinch writes: Yes very sweet. Posted: 9:24 pm on September 23rd
chippingcharm writes: OK...this is soooo cute! Laurel Posted: 3:37 pm on September 23rd
fellowjunker writes: Marie,
What a fabulous always have such GREAT ideas!!!
xojanis Posted: 11:43 am on September 23rd
RustyDiva writes: Marie I think we are kindred spirits ~ I love the rusty look of this. Once again you hit it just right!! Such a great idea to use it in a nursery. It's gorgeous! Posted: 11:14 am on September 23rd
alicemom writes: Marie,
You are the bomb! This is so darn sugar sweet! Thanks for showing and telling.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:02 am on September 23rd
suewhitney writes: This is to die for fabulous, Marie. Way to go girlfriend! Love the idea of putting it in a nursery. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:44 am on September 23rd
byabpryor writes: That is simply adorable! It lit up my morning. Posted: 9:14 am on September 23rd
vanj writes: this is truly a unique find!!! love all of your ideas
thanks for being you!!! Posted: 8:45 am on September 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I think your idea of placing it in a child's room or nursery is so adorable! Especially if the decor was all vintage inspired.

Your projects are very inspirational, Marie, and I always look forward to see what you come up with next.
Candy Posted: 7:51 am on September 23rd
grannijo writes: What a sweet idea!..awesome looking!...thanks for sharing this "sweet" idea..sharon Posted: 7:45 am on September 23rd
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