Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lamp Makeover

A couple of weeks ago I found this lamp at a resale shop for $3. It did not have a shade and needed to be painted a lighter white. So I dragged it home and put two coats of flat antique white paint on it.
For the shade I used a wire Halloween pumpkin that I flipped over and draped a Shabby Chic style vintage linen over the top.
I am crazy about vintage linens and I love the look of them on lampshades!
 I need one of those deelish faux cakes I see floating around blog world to put on my cake plate. Maybe if I get a faux cake I will not want to eat the real thing.
I am trying to lay off the sweets since summer is right around the corner. However, I will admit I am addicted to brownies right now, the pre packaged kind that you buy super cheap at Wal-Mart.
Today is my helper day at my daughters pre-school. I am looking forward to it! Little people do the funnies things. 
I will be sharing this with 
Squishy Hugs,


  1. So pretty! Who'd of thunk there's a pumpkin under there! Hobby Lobby just had a sale on realistic fake fruit, bread, and cheese (I Stocked up!) I don't know if they had pastries--but there are some good deals to be had on Etsy or if you're feeling extra crafty, some plaster of pairs, foam, craft paint, food color and cake piping supplies can make a fake one. I have a fake cake that is a foam form covered in silk flower blooms--it always gets compliments when I set a faux tea table!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  2. Girl, you simply amaze me with what you do! Beautiful.

  3. What a great idea - they look beautiful! Your so clever Scarlett x

  4. Olivia you sweetie, you done went and did it again! You made an awesome beautiful piece outta something not so pretty!

  5. Your new lamp is so very pretty and looks nice on your sideboard with your other pretties! Have fun with the kids today!

  6. How fabulous! I just love it.

  7. I discovered your blog when searching shabby blogs and I must say it is beautiful....I will be adding you to my favourite blogs to visit thats for sure and hope when you have some time you will visit me. shabbyprimdelights.blogspot.com

  8. I love the light, I don't own any faux treats either, but I would like some!


  9. This turned out beautifully-so soft and romantic!

  10. You and I are on the same wave length, I think! For starters, I've got an old lamp and a stack of doilies that I'm planning on turning into a similarly styled lamp! Secondly, I've been kicking around buying some of those "fake cakes" too...but I'm afraid that looking at it all day long would actually cause me to crave cake so bad that I'd need to MAKE one!! :) Thirdly...I've been craving brownies too---as well as peanut butter bars!! AAHHH!!! Must be strong!!! :) Ha!

    Have a great day!


  11. Olivia,
    Another great transformation my friend!! You are so creative!!


  12. Hi Olivia,

    First I must say that mirror needs to come live with me. ♥ Just so beautiful....the lamp transformation is so fun. I've draped doilies of all kinds on four lamps in my great room. I even used prissy vintage collars that just happened to fit around the top portion of the shade.

    Thanks so much for visiting with me today! You come by anytime.

    Stephanie ♥

  13. You are soo creative!! Love how your lamp turned out- it is gorgeous!! Just a perfect touch!! Love those fun days with the little kiddos too- enjoy! :)

  14. Your lamp is just adorable! Such a great idea to use a vintage linen for a shade.... and wire pumpkin! That's my style of decorating!
    Thanks for your visit and sweet comments. I'm having a lamp giveaway and would love for you to enter!

  15. So romantic and delicate looking. I love it!

  16. How pretty and romantic! That's a great way to use a beautiful doily. Vanna

  17. I found you through My Romantic Home and love your blog! I'm your newest follower and hope you'll check out my blog and join my weekly linky party that starts tomorrow!

  18. Oh I adore your lacy lampshade~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  19. Hi Olivia, you are very talented! Those lampshades look like cakes I want to eat them, really pretty and chic. You should try creating more of these, many girls would surely love them!


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

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