Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2 of my 3 Thrift Store Lamp Redo's!!

I'm a little bummed at the moment! I realized last night that the photo card Ciara took with her to camp this week has all my before photos on it for my projects this week. Without those, all my post are going to be a little less exciting. But I'm going to proceed and when she gets back, I'll do a quick review of all the before and after photos. I do assure you thought, that all my lamps came from the thrift store. It's amazing what a little paint, fabric and crafting can do to personalize a lamp.  

This small nightstand lamp, did start out White with a Brass base. I painted it with Krylon's Ballet Slipper Pink and the pink is absolutely perfect. The lamp shade came from an old lamp I had on my desk, that Ciara just so happened to break a couple weeks ago. I trimmed it with velvet ribbon and added these three flowers from the C'Est La Vie line of jewelry at Michael's. When I seen this new line, it shouted my daughters name. There's not one thing in that line she wouldn't wear, so I figured why not add it to the details in her room. You'll be seeing more from this line in many projects to come! 


This black lamp was my first attempt at repainting a lamp base. It started out with a very tarnished brass finish. I thought to paint it correctly, I'd have to take the whole thing apart, so with a little help from my husband, that's what I did. Let's say, that any future lamps will remain in one piece if the job allows. Isn't it funny, how you always end up with extra pieces when taking something apart and putting it back together? This lamp was no exception! I found the lamp shade at Target on clearance a few days ago, in the summer seasonal section. It's not the highest quality lamp shade, but it does the job. A had absolute instructions that one of the lampshades had to include a bow. So I used a wide black and white ribbon and the same velvet ribbon used on the smaller lamp to construct this bow. The details are a little hard to see, but it's a layered bow.

Tomorrow, I'll show off my favorite lamp. I didn't think it would be, but ultimately some last minute choices, ended up being the perfect choice. See ya'll tomorrow!


  1. So pretty! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!

  2. Thanks Macy and I did add a link on your blog.

  3. Michelle,
    I luv both so elegant and pretty...
    oooh i luv luv the colours you have chosen...

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