4.10.2013

Lamp Revamp

I'm really starting to think that I have a lamp addiction. Recently I've bought several (okay, eight) new lamps for our house. I'm in the process of changing several things out for the new house and thought I should start with one of my favorite accessories first. Lamps can be really expensive, but all of the lamps that I found were really great deals!


I love mood lighting and ambiance, I have at least three to four lamps in every room. I love how they make a room feel warm and cozy without using an overhead light.  


 I found this lamp and loved the shape of the base, but I wasn't really crazy about the green speckled finish. So with several layers of paint later, I finally had it toned- down to a more neutral creamy-gray color that I love.






I'm sharing my lamp with Someday Crafts, The 36th Ave, Green Willow Pond, Savvy Southern Style, Clean and Scentsible, Rain on a Tin Roof, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Stone Gable, Beyond the Picket Fence, The Vintage Farmhouse, Common Ground, Too Much Time on my Hands, Tatertots and Jello, Primp, A Stroll Thru Life, Knick of Time, Cozy Little House, Coastal Charm, Three Mango Seeds, Vintage Gwen, Mod Vintage Life, Elizabeth & Co. , TwelveOEight, 504 Main, The Shabby Nest, Liz Marie, DIY Showoff, and The Farmhouse Porch.

40 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this! Thanks for sharing...super cute blog btw:-) Christina at dearbeautifulyou.com

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  2. LOVE this transformation! I have a lamp addiction as well! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-3-link-party.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  3. So glad I found your blog at Green Willow Pond blog! I agree, lighting is expensive but so necessary to create the right ambiance in a room. Thank heavens so many of us have returned to traditional lighting versus the cans! You have a good eye to see the wonderful potential in the lamp you featured. Just a little tlc and it's been transformed into something fabulous!!

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  4. What a wonderful revamp! I hope you will share at our party! http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2013/04/creative-things-thursday-link-party.html

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  5. I love that! Lamps that you really love are hard to find. I'm on that mission right now too. Did you buy the lampshade?

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  6. Thanks Stacey! The burlap shade came with the lamp.

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  7. I came over from the comment you left on my opium bed and read and read and then just started following on Bloglovin'. Love your blog posts. Your spring vignettes are beautiful. The mantel I desire and envy! This lamp transformation is awesome. I will be back many times!

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  8. Very pretty transformation! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods Monday!

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  9. The lamp is beautiful, love the shade too!

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  10. Love the lamp, and the great burlap shade is the icing on the cake!

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  11. I love what you did to this lamp! And how you styled it ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  12. Your lamp is beautiful! I agree on lamp lighting as opposed to the over head. Just so much softer and flattering to the decor and to people. Stopping by from Inspire Me Tuesday. Have a great week.

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  13. Love the lamp, it is such a lovely shape and the new finish is beautiful. The burlap shade is perfect. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Love the way your lamp turned out. I've got a few I need to paint too. I'll be featuring this in my post tonight. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  15. Beautiful! I love your transformation. We're kindred spirits with lamp re-dos - I couldn't agree more with this post!
    -Revi

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  16. I couldn't agree with you more -- lamps are my weakness! You did a great job. Thanks so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME. I shared this via G+ and my Facebook page. Now, I'm off to check out more of your fabulous blog. xoxo, Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing my post and for all the kind words!!

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  17. I love lamps too, so much better than overhead lighting, and so addictive to collect! I would love for you to join our weekly link party at twelveOeight, your vintage style will be right at home :)

    xo, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/2013/04/pretty-things-16-link-party-and.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite and for stopping by!!

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  18. Oh my word, what a treasure - WOW!

    You did a fabulous job on that - it looks awesome!

    Funny, I have purchased several lamps lately too - I squealed with delight finding two very old French lamps with real crystals at a local church's bazaar. I haven't even figured out what to do with them yet but I love them.

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    1. Thank you, Michele!!
      The antique French lamps you found sound gorgeous!

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  19. I love your lamp makeover! I will have to give this a try! I am a new follower of your blog. Nicole from southerncharm!

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  20. Love your style! I have a lamp that looks pretty darn similar that I rescued from a thrift store last year sitting in my living room! :)

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  21. This lamp is a star now! Great redo.

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  22. Featuring you lamp makeover tomorrow! Thank you so very much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME! I love your style girl! ;)

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  23. I love your lamp makeover! It looks so much better with the gray. Great lamp shade too. The whole vignette is so elegant! Visiting from the Shabby Nest link party. Have a great day! ~ Jamie

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  24. Come by today and grab my starfish featured button for your blog. Yes...you have been feature at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. I LOVE what you did with that lamp! What kind of paint did you use? Any special technique used to get that "worn" look? I LOVE IT!

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    1. Thank you! Really no special technique- I just layered three different colors of latex paint until I had the look I wanted.

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  26. Great transformation! You've inspired me....I have a similar lamp style in tan that really would look better in the creams/grays. Gotta love leftover paint for projects like these. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. The lamp looks lovely in the new layered grey. I also enjoy remaking lamps and recently went bold with turquoise urn lamps for our family room. I am enjoying reading through your blog and am now following on GFC and bloglovin.

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