September 2, 2009

A Lamp Make-over For DIY Day


It's time for "DIY Day", hosted by Kimba at "A Soft Place to Land".




"The Shabby Chic Cottage" is also hosting "Transformation Thursday".


You will be amazed at all the great projects you will find at the party.
They are both chocked full of inspiration.
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Over the week-end, I bought these two lamps. I got one converted to a candleholder/ pedestal.
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I took all the electrical cording out first. Then I cleaned and painted the rusty metal parts with a silver metallic spray paint.
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After soaking and cleaning the glass pieces, I started the task of reassembling them.
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This is the first one that I finished. I am using it as pedestal for a small cloche.
(If you want to read about the inexpensive cloche make-over, visit Monday's post, "Flea Market Treasures, A Lamp Make-over, and Football".
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I finished the second one today. Now I have a pedestal for a cloche and a new candleholder.
The glass refects the candelight beautifully.
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I can think of so many things I can use them for.
Using them both as candleholders would be nice.
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Like this.
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Rhonda

23 comments:

  1. Oh the second one looks nice! I'm still loving this project. Kudos to you, friend!

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  2. OMG, I love the little cloche look. Thanks for sharing the idea. I have a couple of little cloche and plates, and have been looking for a nice base. This gave me wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing. The candle holder is also beautiful. Please stop by and say hi. I would so love to have you visit. Country hugs my friend, Sherry

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  3. Rhonda, they are gorgeous....what a makeover! I just wanted to stop by and tell you thank you for your prayers for Rachel; you will never know how much this blesses me!

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  4. Those are so pretty! Love how you repurposed them into something even more beautiful. Fantastic!

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  5. They really turned out pretty. I love the cloche, but the candle holder is nice too. Looking forward to seeing more of your handiwork!

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  6. Rhonda, you did a great job...you even took the time to take them apart an clean them!!! Those old glass lamps were really nice, but now are even better!

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  7. What a wonderful make-over!!! You always have the best ideas...my hero;)!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  8. I love both of them! You have inspired me to try and find both beautiful bases and those fantastic rub-ons!!
    Alyshia
    (P.S. and I loved your laundry room makeover!!!)

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  9. That is jaw-dropping awesome! Ummm, I'd say you're gonna be a Diva this week!

    Thanks for joining me today!

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  10. I love the cloche. What a beautiful transformation! You just inspired me.

    Gail

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  11. Thank you! I am giggling at the thought of a pregnant woman teetering to see PVC pipes, and 4"?!??? WOW. I wish you had pictures of those :) Who knows, may come back in style.
    So nice to meet you, love finding fellow creative souls. And I was so excited to see that someon actually knew what lincrusta was :)
    Take care - Alyshia

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  12. This is a great transformation. I loved everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Rhonda this is a gorgeous transformation! Baautiful cloche!

    ~Have a blessed Holiday weekend. ~Melissa :)

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  14. Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

    It's all perfect !

    Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

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  15. They look just great. What a great idea. I really enjoy visiting your blog.

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  16. Hi Rhonda,
    Hope you are having a great weekend. Have been reading your past posts, and am in awe! So many great projects, and I just can not get over the planter tables. I LOVE them. Gorgeous. And I love the puddled silk :) Brilliant!
    Alyshia

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  17. You have created some lovely treasures. I just found your site and it's fabulous.
    Happy Twirls

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  18. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://carusbcharger.com

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  19. Hi Rhonda, I am trying to redo my house in the chic decor..I have been looking at paint samples for weeks...can not seem to find a color I like to put on my walls..While searching the et I came across this site..I Love that color paint on the wall..the one with part of the chair in it..I would love to incorporate the pinks..could you tell me what color that is on the wall..just love it!!Love what you did with those lamps looks very nice!! Thanks Patti

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So happy you are here - I love your comments!