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Monday, October 18, 2010

Same Lamp, Two Different Looks!


I bought two of these lamp bases on clearance at Wal-Mart about a month ago.  They were cute but didn’t go with my decor.

I had bought 3 of these small lamp shades at a garage sale for about 5 cents a piece about 6 months ago.

Needless to say, they didn’t match each other very well.

First I had to find out where they were going to go. Once I figure that out, all it took was a little paint and some trim to change them up a little.

The first lamp sits on my kitchen counter. I painted it chocolate brown to go with my coffee/chocolate kitchen theme and then I added some really pretty trim to the bottom of the shade and painted the gold trip up top, brown, until I get some brown ribbon or something else.
I think it came out cute. BUT..the second one is my FAVORITE.100_7534

Same lamp and shade but this time this lamp was going in my craft room and even though you haven’t seen my whole craft room, yet. I’ll tell you that my love of red and white is dominant. Thus, the reason this lamp is the color it is.

I took my 5 cent lamp shade, added some cute red pom pom trim to the bottom and some red rick rack to the top.  I painted the base red and added some white rick rack to the bottom.

Cute right?
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  1. Girl..you are a magician!!These are so cute!!

    Hugs, Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. Those are adorable, Kim! I love them & you!!!

  3. G'morn Kim ~ Wowzer! You are so clever ... they are both amazing! I've seen those lamps over & over & never would have thought to paint them.

    Have a beautiful week ...
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  4. Those turned out just too stinkin' cute! I especially love the red one...red and white is one of my favorite color combos...especially with vintage stuff like luncheon clothes, canisters, kitchenware!

  5. Love them both! Ok, so when you said you added white rick-rack to the bottom, I thought you meant the shade and couldn't visualize it...it's SO cute! :)

  6. The red one is my favorite too!! Way cute!!

    Have a great day my friend!!

  7. I am going to call you Thrifty Kim from now on... you go girl! I too love the red lamp what a great job you did! What a motivator you are... lol

  8. Both of them are so cute my friend! Good job! I do like how the red/white turned out the best. I bet it looks adorable with all the other red & white stuff in your craft room!

    Big woo-to-the-hoo-for-the-upcoming-giveaway-and-early-congrats-on-800-posts size hugs to you!!! Have a fabulous day my friend! Love you!!

  9. Great job! I love the hot red in the second one the best!

  10. Very pretty! I love the trim on the lamps! Keep inspiring!

  11. That is absolutely adorable! Great job!! :)

  12. You amaze me and inspire me, too! I love both and they each have personality and pazaazzz....

  13. I love how you recreate things...I wish I had your vision.

  14. Oh wow! That is really cute! Thanks for your encouraging comments on my blog! They mean the world.


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