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. Love the puff idea. It looks great!

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

  10. So pretty and feminine! I love it!

    Great job!


  11. 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 :-)

  12. 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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