Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Unique Hat Stand For the Cowboy in the House



Do you have a lamp that can't be used? Maybe it just needs rewired or maybe its broken? I found this lamp for just $10 and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it. (There is a reason it was only $10.00, it is broken at the base and is not safe to use as a working lamp)



My husband's hats always end up on the dresser. This little guy seems to do the trick of keeping them in one spot.




Depending on what mood I am in, it gets moved from one dresser to the next.



Or if I am tired of seeing them all together, I can just take them off. Just thought I would share a different use for an old broken lamp.



I want to thank ALL of YOU again for all of your encouragement. Your thoughtful comments mean the world to me. You are the BEST!

55 comments:

country girl said...

What a great idea! You're right...if something jumps out at you, and you just love it, but don't know exactly what to do with it yet...you should bring it home and at some point a creative solution will present itself.
Love your home...and love that you repurpose beautiful things!
Have a great day...
xo country girl

Monique said...

ThankYOU for all your inspiration! Your beautiful photos & words are so encouraging for all of us! I'd love to see more photos of the other rooms in your house. As a mother of 3 gorgeous children I'd really like to see how you have decorated your children's rooms.
Keep up the stunning work. x

Federica said...

I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
Your photos are stunning!
Federica
xoxo

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Perfect, Maria! p.s. wonderful photos!

Faff Around said...

THE LAMP IS FABULOUS, YOU SHOULD HAVE IT REWIRED, ALTHOUGH IT IS JUST AS FABULOUS AS A HAT TREE. YOUR STYLING IS WONDERFUL. THANK YOU FOR A LOVELY BLOG AND PEEK INTO YOUR HOME

slip4 said...

What a great lamp! I like your creative use of it. But I would agree that getting it fixed would be a good idea "down the road"

Elma said...

What a neat idea!! I am sooooo in love with your blog!!

I also would love to see more of your kidss room and of course your kitchen:) Thanks for sharing. Your blog is my new fav!! elma
elma2179@yaoo.com

white flower design said...

Not only do I love your re-purposed hat stand, I also love the cowboy boots next to the old yellow shutter. The picture is magazine worthy. Marie, you take photos like a professional. Take care, Lori

belle-blanc said...

Never saw a better way of using a broken lamp! I love these hats, they give your home a special touch. French inspired interior with a hint of wild and free Cowboy manner - just gorgeous - xoxo Mira! P. S. also added your blog to mine...

KarenSue said...

Great idea! Now I will be looking at lamp's for a different reason.
Happy day to you.

summersundays-jw said...

Love that lamp & who would have thought to put hats on it. You do take wonderful photos. Jan

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

The hat and the boots with the chandeliar, fabulous, just so pretty! Love your style.

My Yellow House said...

Again, gorgeous pictures! I love the rustic boots mixed in with all the soft feminine things ~
Sarah

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I love to repurpose objects... Great idea...

paige said...

i love a little cowboy thrown into a world of white goodness! bravo

At Town Square said...

I love the use of the lamp as a hatstand. Gotta put em' somewhere! I was wondering are you in northern or southern Cali. Youv'e found some great pieces for your home. I've of places in my area and can't seem to find the things I'm looking for. I've been looking for a chair like the one in your living room and can't seem to find one.

Kacey said...

Gorgeous pictures, as always! Clever use of an old lamp - and it adds even more charm to your lovely house.

June said...

Love this idea. My cowboy's hats always end up in the most inconvenient places around the house. What a pretty way to keep them contained. Now...what to do about his boots.lol
June

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Perfect.

I love the yin-yang life you live with a cowboy in your light and airy space. It grounds your space perfectly - the cowboy touches add that little salt to the sweetness - to make the perfect combo!

Happy Thursday, sweet Maria~

The Rural Socialite said...

How cute! I just posted yesterday on how to decorate with your husband's things... mine has a ton of cowboy-wear. Thanks for the ideas!

DustyLu Interiors said...

What a great idea! you are so creative. Love it all, look forward to your future posts..lulu

Livet på kyrkstigen said...

What a beutiful blogg you have!

Tracey said...

Is there any part of your home that isn't magazine worthy??! *Sigh* it's all so beautiful!!! I think I'm your newest blog stalker...I can't seem to stop popping by just to stare at your gorgeous pictures one more time...

:) T

Alice W. said...

Beautiful and creative idea!~ Happy to have stumbled upon your blog...I too have a penchant for decorating with whites... ;)

Stephanie said...

such a neat idea!

Katie said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog. It is always fun to have new followers :) The base on that lamp in your photos is so cool, I love anything white and chipped.. So, your sister is an RN? What area does she specialize in?

Ryan said...

I love the lamp! Unfortunatly, I'm not married to a cowboy...so no cool hats.
I wonder what else you could with a beautiful...broken...lamp?

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Love your lamp! I have an old floor lamp (the kind with three "arms") serving holding towels in my bathroom. It could also work for coats or robes. I love finding new uses for old objects.

Lissa said...

you are simply adorable! great photos!!! LOVE the cowboy boots! LOVE! swoon!!!! I would love to hear about your life with a COWBOY!!! Mine is an engineer (cough cough...nerd...cough cough...) :) Have a happy day in the warm cali sun!

ps You've only just started blogging and I'm wishing we could have a chat over coffee!!

Frugal Home Design said...

Your house is breathtaking! I want to move right it. It is so beautiful. What a great eye you have.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Great ideal, my husband always hangs his cowboy hat and caps on the stairway post. It drives me nuts.

The Shabby Cottage said...

I just can't get enough of your blog - just beautiful. Would love to see more images around your home. Have a great day Sandy

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Wonderful blog! Soooo happy I found you tonight!
Beth

Jessica Hills said...

Hey I just found your blog and I am excited to follow it!

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

Nice blog! Love all the beautiful pictures and love dreamy white decor!

Blessings,
Brook

hometown girl said...

love the boots on the floor :) great idea! have a super weekend!

Anna said...

Love it, my husband personally loves it when I "move" things around on him...I will keep my eyes open for old lamps! {totally kidding about my hubby loving it}

LaurenFaythe said...

Great idea for your husband's hats! I love your beautiful home!

Sue

Kristin said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm loving all your pictures and so glad I found your blog!
Kristin

Jeanne Oliver said...

Cowboy hats have never looked so good!!!

Kasey said...

found you via my friend tracey at french larkspur.
gorgeous.
xo

Amanda said...

i am bookmarking you!! you make me want to toss all my stuff and start over with all white!!!! LOVE IT

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Love that alabaster! Lisa

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oooh, I love your blog. My friend, Cathleen of Vintage Home lifestyle sent me... she was right!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

I love your photographs and your style. Great idea for those extra hats lying around!

oxox
Jennifer

Herself said...

Perfecto! I just did a little post on hats and boots too!

Maliva`s verden said...

Hey....I just found your blog, and love it;o)
Malivasverden from Norway

Ticking and Toile said...

Love the cowboy boots in the sea of white! It looks very cool! Congrats on your blog!

Shellagh

Kathysue said...

Great idea, love the boots sitting on the floor, You have to love a real cowboy! Kathysue

Lana said...

Great idea and your home looks amazing too!

Velvet and Linen said...

I love how the cowboy hats look on your lamp!
You really have a beautiful home.
The love you put into it is obvious.

xo
Brooke

eva said...

Hi, I have just found your blog from "camilla at home". I'm hunting for a lamp or chandelier, love your lamp ... very inspiring blogs. Have just started blogging this year, will check your blog regularly. I also love white interior, I think White never goes wrong ....

Greetings from Indonesia,

Eva

red.neck chic said...

I love this!!!

;-) robelyn

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Cathy said...

cool idea and goes so well with the hats! i've used old lamps as other things before and cut the cords off!