Wednesday, August 11, 2010

~Shabby Chic Lamp Redo~
Hello, thank you for stopping by!
I have been looking for a darling lamp for side table in my living room. I saw this very inexpensive lamp at a tag sale and decided to take a chance.
I brush painted the base white and I also brushed a little white paint on the shade because I was worried that the dark maroon of the original shade would show through.
(I am sure this is an illegal move in craft land to paint fabric with regular paint, but oh well!)
After I finished painting, I hot glued a pretty rose fabric over the lampshade. I then became FRUSTRATED because I realized the lampshade was too small for the lamp and I needed some trim!!??? I like to use what I have so after rampaging several craft boxes to no avail, I found this pretty piece of lace that I draped over the top of the lampshade and lightly glued the edges to the inside of the lampshade to create the poufy effect.

I also found a pretty piece of creamy white vintage lace that I trimmed the top of the lampshade with.
 I struggled a bit with this Shabby Chic Lamp makeover (not sure what I was thinking painting the lampshade, hopefully it does not burst into flames or anything weird) .

In the end, though, I am pleased with the pretty soft glow this lamp casts in the little corner of my cottage living room.
I am partying with Faded Charms White Wednesday...
http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/
Have a lovely and blessed day!
Hugs,
Olivia


Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isiah 40:31



19 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so pretty!
    You should post it over at White Wednesday at the faded charm! I am sure everyone would love to see it!
    Have a good day!
    Leticia

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  2. Ha Ha, I just noticed, you DID post it!
    Have a good one.
    Leticia

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  3. Ooooh, Olivia, you did a beautiful job on it, sugar! You and I definitely think alike and decorate alike, honey. I looooove every single thing you've done. Charming and enchanting!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  4. Great transformation. Your lamp is beautiful. ~~Sherry~~

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  5. Lovely lamp, it was a complete transformation. I have a couple of lamps that need that kind of attention. Thaks for sharing.

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  6. Looks so pretty! Great job!
    Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

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  7. what a great makeover! lamp is so romantic.

    i love it.

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  8. Lovely work. I wouldn´t mind to have that in my bed room.

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  9. What a great transformation. Good Job!
    Jeanette

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  10. Loverly! :) Simply fabulous redo! Yummooooo!

    oxRebecca

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  11. At least I am not the only one to use regular paint on things!

    I love the lamp!

    LuLu♥

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  12. HELLO OLIVIA,
    LOVE THE WAY YOUR SWEET LITTLE LAMP TURNED OUT!!!
    LOVE THE LACE YOU ADDED, ITS SOFT SWEET AND ROMANTIC.
    HAVE A GREAT WEEK SWEET BLOGGY FRIEND :)

    THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

    XOX~MARI

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  13. Gorgeous makeover! And I love that birdcage! You can never have too many birdcages!

    Jeanine

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  14. Olivia, Your lamp turned out beautifully!

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  15. Hi Olivia! Love that romantic lamp re-do! Great job!

    Happy WW!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  16. Oh I don't think it will burst into flames! Painting was just ceative thinking,,,it worked, right. it is lovely and shabby!

    Carol

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  17. Olivia, I have a lamp like you have as your blog picture (the opening blog picture or header) Did you cover that one? I am kind of wondering how to do it, you don't have a post on it do you?

    Carol

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  18. Wonderful makeover, Olivia! How brave of you to bring out the white paint and just do it..good for you! It's beautiful...

    Lynette

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Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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