This Blogger's Beginning and a Repurposed Lamp

Homeroad has a new look... (well it is almost finished)
so I thought I'd take a look back to where it all began...

A Beginning Blogger and a Repurposed Lamp Series

get ready... this is one of my first projects...

Back in 2011 my daughter and I found this very large 4 foot +
lamp on the side of the road. It took both of us 
to get it into the back of the car...

All I could think about at the time was 
"look at all those awesome parts" I wonder what I could
turn this ugly lamp into... and I proceeded to take it apart...

A Beginning Blogger and a Repurposed Lamp Series

There began Homeroad... 

Almost 5 years and 970 posts later, I've learned a few things...

A Beginning Blogger and a Repurposed Lamp Series

Like how to take pictures for one... clarity, lighting, 
using larger pictures... it was all a learning curve.

A Beginning Blogger and a Repurposed Lamp Series

My ideas had potential and from there 
has grown into a business with an Etsy shop and
a physical shop within an Artisan Market 

I love using social media
and you can follow me on my sidebar.

You may even notice a new look to the 
Homeroad blog which is a clean and 
simple layout that lets my projects shine.

It's not quite finished, as you can see it is a little
quiet on the advertising front, but don't worry, they'll be back.

Never when the name Homeroad popped into my 
head did I envision where it would lead me.

I've had many exciting experiences on this journey

and a segment on ABC's The Chew a while back.

Not to mention another fabulous opportunity 
that will public soon!

While I am no where near finished doing what I love...
it is great to see how far I've come and
the great friends I've made on this journey.

This found lamp had many pieces... click below to see the 5  fun projects I created and sold at my first local craft fair.

Here are links to 5 repurposed lamp projects... 

It is great for me to look back and then look ahead!


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. Susan, your blog looks fantastic! Clean and easy to navigate. I love when you write more in your posts.

  2. You've come a long way! I love a good re-do project and you sure made the most out of that lamp. Love your fresh blog look!!

  3. Loving the look. I really enjoy your blog. :-)

    Happy Tuesday...

  4. looking ahead is FUN! I can't wait to hear the news.... I know there are great things in store for you.



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