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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lamp Makeover!

Okay it's been almost 11 years but I have finally found inspiration for my kitchen and awkward living-dining space attached to it. But you are only getting a small glimpse of this "makeover".
Let's just say that I'm letting a couple of my obsessions be the inspiration!
If you read my blog regularly I'm pretty sure you will guess it. Go ahead, guess!

So here's what I tackled yesterday. I had a lamp that by all means should have been dealt with a long time ago but for some reason I just let it sit there being functional, yet ugly. But with my new found inspiration it had to be made over.
So here is the before picture.
Boring, ugly, hard to look at.....(insert your own thought about it here ________)I looked at just buying a new lamp but they are expensive so I opted to just give this one a face lift. I started out with this. A can of primer and "chocolate" colored paint. Make sure you always spray in a well ventilated area and wear a protective mask.

All I had to do is buy a pretty lamp shade and spray paint the base and I ended up with this.
Come back next Tuesday to see Part 2 of the "Inspired Room" makeover!

I'm linking up with these gals today!



HAVE A MOST GLORIOUS DAY!!

27 comments:

  1. Very nice! I adore spray paint too. My lamp for my classroom makeover was a $1 at goodwill but it looks so much better now with spray paint and a burlap covered shade. I hope you saved your old lampshade; you can use spray glue and fabric and change that up too. I can't wait to see the finished makeover!

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  2. It looks great!! I can't wait to see what else you have in store:-)

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  3. wow, what a difference. Great tackle.

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  4. If a little paint helps a lamp so much, imagine what it can do for us!!

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  5. I love it! It looks so pretty, now!

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  6. Nothin' like a can of spray paint to make something ugly look gorgeous! Great job!

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  7. Awesome job!! I was singing in my best opera voice "aaaaaa" you would have appreciated it had you heard it .....NOT but I tried nonetheless ;)

    Can't wait to see what all you have in store for this makeover! ......Looking good so far!

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  8. Wow! What a great makeover. That lamp went from not too attractive to gorgeous! Good job.

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  9. Wow! That lamp turned out really well. I need to do that with a few that I have.

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  10. Wow my friend!! You did an excellent job on the lamp - it's so cute now!! And, may I say, that is a lovely little book you have on the table! :)

    I can't WAIT to see the rest of the makeover!! So exciting!!

    Big caring-enough-to-help-lamps-reach-their-full-potential-in-life hugs to you!! :)

    Have a beautiful day my friend!

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  11. I love the chocolate color, so pretty and the lampshade really sets it off! Great job.

    Can't wait for next week!

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  12. Isn't it amazing what a little bottle of spray paint can do!! Great job!!

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  13. Kim,

    Way to go on reuse, recycle and reduce waste going into our landfills. Back in those fat years where we could just toss that old lamp out and pay way to much for another one, this solves our problem for a fraction of the cost.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  14. You just can't beat what a coat of paint can do! Thanks for sharing your tackle!

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  15. Ooohh...very exciting! Gives me ideas about picking up "ugly" lamps at thrift stores and making them pretty!

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  16. It came out lovely my friend! :)....Ummmm, why no picture of you with the mask on? :)

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  17. MUCH better! And the lovely shade has a better shape!

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  18. Wow...it looks like a whole new lamp!!

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  19. Ohhhh that looks purty! Great job! You are so creative! Nice!

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  20. Beautiful transformation! Good for many more years! Awesome work!!!

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  21. How lovely the lamp looks aren't you clever!!!

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  22. I'm known to paint things too. Fun to change what we already have and make it new.

    Love it..

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  23. I love those spray paint projects! Just bought myself one today at a garage sale... Have a fun weekend!

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  24. It's awesome! Just reminded me that I have an ugly burgundy lamp in the basement and quite a collection of spray paint. Guess what I'm inspired to do this weekend? Thanks for linking to the DIY Show & Tell party! :)

    TGIF!
    Roeshel

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