Sunday, November 23, 2008

Garage Sale Lamp Renovation

ONE MORE PROJECT COMPLETED--this is how it started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In an earlier blog I posted a picture of a lamp I got at a garage sale for $10. It is very heavy/sturdy and I loved the lines of it. It had been a funky pea green and yellow. I apologize, I over-zealously painted it black before I took a picture of it in it's original state. I wasn't sure if the lamp shade was going to be salvagable but I think it will do for now. I ran a bead of glue along the edges and added the black trim.
Here's where the lamp "landed" in my house. I needed a bed side reading lamp and this one was just the right height. My "headboard" is three separate mirrors that I previously faux finished from chocolate brown to the black with silver highlights. What do you think?





15 comments:

  1. I love what you have done with your "treasures". I, too, am one to fix up, refurbish, alter, embellish. I have recently gotten on a kick with reclaiming use of old books, using each page as a sort of canvas to bring new life to discarded "treasures". I will try to post some on my blog for you. Carol
    http://carolchil.blogspot.com

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  2. You really did a great job with the lamp. Also, I love the mirrors above your bed. Are they your creations?
    Sweetie

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  3. Very cool.
    I do like you, and get so excited I forget to take the before picture.
    Thanks for stopping by. Stay warm
    Becky

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  4. Very nice Susan! You're right that lamp is just right for your bedroom and you made it ...perfect!

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  5. The lamp turned out great. Even more fabulous is your faux headboard made out of those super fabulous mirrors! I LOVE IT!!!

    p.s. Thanks for visiting my blog and showing me some comment love!

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  6. Looks great! And the bedroom is adorable. Great mirrors above the bed.

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  7. The lamp is gorgeous. Wonderful job! :)

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  8. Ohhh Susan...Too funny! Thanks for the visit to my blog. So you know I tweak everything! I have a friend who always says.."That would be pretty if it were painted black! Love the lamp!...Debbie

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  9. Girl you are so right. It is similar to the one I found. Don't you just love chunky stuff? Thanks for dropping by or I never would have found your blog. It's great and I'd like to add it to my favorite list if you don't mind. Debbie

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  10. Hello new blogging/treasure to trash gal:)
    Thanks for stopping by and I am enjoying your posts. Great job on your lamp and other projects.
    Deb

    Carson looks like a sweet little guy

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  11. GREAT job on the lamp make-over!!! I noticed on your profile page one of your favorite books is The Shack. I'm reading it now. Isn't it awesome?!!?

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  12. Wonderful job on your lamp!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  13. Hi Susan! Glad you stopped by and could relate to my hanging picture holes!lol Wow what a transformation on this lamp! It looks gorgeous as does the wall color in your room! After I just painted my walls light grey I read in a mag that this color is a better choice!!!lol I may just have to use it somewhere now!! Have a great weekend! Sincerely, Jeannette

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  14. Excellent...you would pay a fortune for similar styled lamps in a store! Beautiful bedroom, btw! :-) Susan

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