Monday, March 7, 2011

Mom's Lamp


Linking up to Restore Interiors for Restored It

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While I'm still searching for the perfect lampshades for my beautiful thrift store lamps -

I thought I would give my mom's thrift store lamp a quick make-over!!

Brass and hunter green - not exactly the look she was going for,
but the size and shape were great and it only cost $5.

First, I taped off the cord (I used a Wal-Mart sack to contain it all and taped it on the end).

I forgot to take a picture of the paint, but I used a rubbed oil bronze
spray paint, that I purchased at Lowes for about $5.

I then took it to the garage and sprayed three light coats, letting them dry in between.

Look at how great it looks - but I thought it needed a little
something to give it some depth, an added dimension.

Bring in the Rub'n'Buff in Antique Gold.

I just put a little on my finger, dabbed it on a paper towel (to remove some excess)
then lightly rubbed the edges on the lamp that I wanted to hilight.

Now you can see the details a little better.

The lampshade was on clearance at HL for $7 and coordinates perfectly with my mom's living room.

A great lamp for under $20!! Now that's a great deal!!!

I love it - and I think I just might be on the hunt for a lamp like this for myself!

I'll have to take some pictures at my mom's to show you her cute little
one bedroom - let's call it a cottage - yeah, a cute little one bedroom cottage!

It's the perfect size for her and has been fun to decorate and to add character and personality!!

I'm linking up to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Monday.

Go check out all the great projects and make-overs!!

So many talented people out there!!

Have a great week, my friends!!!


Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Shelley! This lamp turned out great! Love the extra touch of gold! Looks great!

alison said...

The gold was a stroke of genius--it really finishes up the ORB color!!

Connie the crafterbug said...

I love how this turned out! Great job!

Erin said...

Your lamp looks great! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)