Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fun Lamp Revamp

I've recently started hunting for lamps while garage saling. My goal is to find the cheapest ones possible. Usually when I find them, they are broken, or missing a shade, or just completely hideous. No matter what, they are all in need of some major TLC.

Prime example: This lamp + shade combo I bought for $1.50.



When I approached the piece with wide eyes, Mike looked at me like I was crazy! But I have an eye for recognizing the bones of a piece and I can see the potential in every worn out desk and beaten up frame.

So I handed over my buck-fifty and quickly packed pinky into my car. When it was time for the revamp, I stripped the ruffled fabric from the lamp shade and spray painted the base of the lamp a light blue. Then I covered the lamp shade with fabric using spray adhesive and a hot glue gun to keep the ribbon trim in place. Voila! A brand new lamp :)


Here she is sitting on my refreshed nightstand... more to come on that project later! Happy Thursday.



11 comments:

  1. This is so cute. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/surf-spray-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  2. So so SO cute!! Loving your creativity :) new follower!

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  3. Cute it looks so good on the stand. I'm excited to be a follower and see more of your cute ideas. I would love if you stopped by to say hi and followed back
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com Have a great day

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  4. Brilliant! Illuminating even! ;P

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  5. Fantastic make over. Glad I found this through It's a Keeper's linky party. I linked in a salad using leftover roast lamb. Have a super week.

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  6. The lamp is adorable!! I am your newest follower from a Glimpse Inside. :)

    Kathy @ http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

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  7. What a difference a little love makes. I think it turned out great. If you get a chance, come link up at my Pin Party.

    http://www.sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/pintastic-monday-link-party-1.html

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  8. Your newly transformed lamp is adorable! Love the blue and the birdies on the lampshade. You definitely DO see the bones of the piece. I probably would have passed that one by in - it's original state. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  10. o my! This is so cute. I wouldn't have seen the possibility in this piece - but so glad you did! Looks awesome and now I'll look at lamps differently :)

    New follower! Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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