Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Before & After!!!!!

I am SOOOOOOOO EXCITED to show you my recent before & after project!!! I bought this lamp at the thrift store for $8. I saw the potential... and was so excited that I immediately painted it when I got home... as in, I ran in the house and put the tot down for his nap and then started painting. The original color is a wood like brown. It looks black in the picture though. So, I painted it black with visions of maybe attempting to recover the lampshade... until I found this:
Then, my vision changed! Completely! Now, I've completely re-done my craft room to coordinate with the lampshade. And I repainted the lamp again! Here's the finished project. I think she turned out beautiful.
I told the hubby that I'm thinking about repainting the lamp hot pink now... he rolled his eyes at me. :)

11 comments:

  1. It turned out great. Did you recover the original shade? If not, where oh where did you find that fabulous new shade? I LOVE it! When do we get to see pictures of your made over craft room?

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  2. I'd totally paint it (yet again!) hot pink or orange. Or even lime green!

    very cute! thanks for the before and after -- love them!

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  3. Ohhhh, Love it. I recently stumbled upon your blog and now I'm stalking you! :) I am a thrift store freak and love it when I can get something cheap and make it fabulous! Good job!
    -Jill

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  4. It's just beautiful. You have a good eye.

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  5. Wow that shade is great! Normally I would be afraid to go bold with the base but I think this lamp is screaming for it. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a great transformation! I love a good lamp redo!

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  7. definitely do hot pink....or orange!! I love that lamp shade.

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  8. I would paint it too! And I'm sure my husband would be rolling his eyes... ;-) Awesome lamp!

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