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?


  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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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

  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

  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.

    Carson looks like a sweet little guy

  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?!!?



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


  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

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


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