September 9, 2009

A Girly Lamp

Today, I am linking to "DIY Day" at "A Soft Place To Land"...

and to "The Shabby Chic Cottage" for "Transformation Thursday"...

And for the first time, I am linking to the "Before and After" party at "Thrifty Decor Chick". Sara's blog is so much fun.

I have always had a thing for lamps. If the attraction is really strong and the price is right, I will purchase a lamp even when I don't need a lamp!!
I wonder if there is a name for this disease? Lamp-osis? Lamp-itis? Lamp-aholic???
Well, I have it whatever it's called!

Maybe this explains why most of my do-it-yourself projects, so far, have involved lamps and lampshades.

I don't want to disappoint anyone, so guess what this weeks DIY project is?
Yes sirree - it's ANOTHER lamp and lampshade make-over. But, I promise that it's adorable and real easy!!!

Painting & distressing the vintage lamp
I used my free Glidden paint in Oyster Shell to paint about 90% coverage
After it dried, I used a wet rag to remove small areas
I used dark gray glaze to bring down the white paint in some areas
Denim Blue Lusterstone (Aqua Color product) was sparsely applied for a little touch of that verdigrised look

Finished lamp base

Details of the paint finish

Making the body scrub lampshade

** For more information and lampshade views, you can visit Monday's post "Fall Fever, Thrifty Treasures, & A Sassy Lampshade Make-over".

I added teardrop and round crystals that I already had
The clear/pale pink glass garland that I draped around the leaves is actually Christmas garland

View of lamp with all others lights off

It's pretty with all the lights on too!

A little peek at a finished piece of furniture in the guest room!!!
I am finally doing a "girly" room! Hoo-ray!


  1. That is impressive!

  2. Hi Rhonda...thanks for stopping by. I love your lamp makeover, very impressive. I am hooked on lamps and lampshades as well. My living room has 4 lampshades sitting in the corner waiting for a suitable lamp as well as 4 small lamps in my buffet waiting to be rewired!

  3. WOW! That's impressive!! Looks really great! I love the lampshades

  4. You did a wonderful job on the lamp! I've never heard of using soap puffs for lamp shades. Clever girl!

  5. hello - love this! can't wait to try it. though i doubt anything i do will be as cute as the ones you did!

  6. it is sooooooo gorgeous, i love the lamp shades!

  7. Gorgeous! Now I'm going to be looking for a lamp like that.

  8. It looks gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! Love the body puffs. Just brilliant. And the crystals are the perfect final touch.

  9. So pretty and feminine! I love it!

    Great job!


  10. I love the lampshades. I'm definitely going to have to do a lamp shade like that. I love it more every time you do it :-)

  11. Your girly lamp looks fabulous!! I'm now running to the store to get myself some grey glaze and give my white chandelier a distressed finish.
    Well done!


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