Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lamp Revamp Part 2


  You may remember the lamp I purchased Monday from my favorite thrift store.  I was in search of a lamp for my bedroom and I found this one at a great price.  It has a neat shape to it, which I love!

  I knew I would spray paint it, so I narrowed it down to two colors. Silver or White.

  After a few coats of Metallic spray paint, I wasn't in love with my first choice.
  So back to Home Depot I went to pick up a can in a different color.

  While I was out I stopped by TJ Maxx to search for a shade.  I was excited when I spotted this baby on clearance!  Woo-Hoo!
  The shade was fine as-is, but I can't seem to leave well enough alone  so I purchased some fabric on sale at Joann's and recovered the shade using Alissa's method.
  And I LOVE it. I love it so much that I decided to keep in downstairs in my dining room where I can stare at it all day!  I did test it out in my bedroom, but I think it looks way better downstairs.
The original lamp was missing finial, so I purchased one from Home Depot and just spray painted it white.  I really love the pattern in the fabric.  I bought 3 yards, so I could also use it to make pillows for my bedroom.
Evening view

    I was cracking up on the inside when my husband said to me, "I guess you'll just have to go back to the thrift store Monday and look for a lamp for our bedroom".  HaHa...but of course!!!!



29 comments:

  1. Ooooo... Brandi, gorgeous lamp! I liked the silver but when I saw the white, it was much better! Love how it looks against the wood tones in your dining room! Nicely done!

    Have fun looking for a bedroom lamp? LOL Can't wait to see your room all together!

    ~Michelle :D

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  2. Wow Brandi, the lamp looks fabulous! you did a great job on the shade as well.I know your so sad about having to go back to the thrift store LOL.

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  3. oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! White is perfect and how lovely is that shade?
    Great job
    Tana

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  4. Ahhh Brandi I love it. It's gorgeous, loving that fabric! The white is so much prettier!

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  5. What an excellent makeover Brandi. A remarkable difference, very lovely.

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  6. Oh I love it! I like the white too, it really makes the shade pop and I love the fabric that you chose! It all came together so perfectly Brandi and the best part your hubby gave the ok to do it again!! :)

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  7. Fabulous job! It really is beautiful.

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  8. Such a cute lamp and I love how you remade the shade!

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  9. You are really on a roll with your lamp redos! Good call on the off white - it looks perfect on that lamp and great with the fabric!

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  10. Hey Brandi!

    I love your lamp! I've seen so many wonderful bloggers revamp lamps and I have yet to tackle that. The white was a great choice and the fabric that you chose is perfect! Isn't it so satisfying when you create something new out of something else lol?

    And thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm glad to offer up a laugh every now and then :-)

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  11. Hey lovely Brandi,

    You are completely the queen of re-dos!! You've made the lamp look completely different! How do you do that? I've never used spray paint in my life. I see I have a lot to learn cos this looks gorgeous!!

    Sarahx

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  12. It looks GREAT, Brandi!!! Now I can't wait to see what you do for your bedroom!! :)

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  13. I love this it looks so great!! I am now your newest follower. Come check me out if you get a chance.

    http://noplacelikehomecraftsdecorbyallyson.blogspot.com/

    ~Allyson~

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  14. Oh Brandi, what a great transformation you have done, love the lamp shade very much... I always love anything in paisley...
    Hope you would like to spare a little bit of your time for me sure you will enjoy
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  15. This is why I love your blog Brandi...you have the best taste and are so talented! This lamp turned out absolutely fabulous!!! And that fabric is gorgeous!! Great job! :)

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  16. Thanks so much for coming by my NTT party with you NIFTY THRIFTY LAMP...her makeover looks GREAT!!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  17. This turned out lovely! I attempted to recover a lamp shade yesterday but I just ended up getting frustrated and it turned out to be a dog's dinner. But you've re-inspired me! I follow Alissa's blog also so I will hop over there and check it out. Thanks!
    Megan :)

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  18. I love the fabric you chose for the shade.

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  19. Can I just tell you that I am in love with that lamp and the fabric! This came out so nice, I can't wait for your bedroom reveal!

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  20. AAHHH! I LOVE it!!!! I love lamp revamps and I {heart} paisley. I am going to feature this on Thursday! Thanks for linking up.

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  21. I'm your newest follower! This lamp is really darling. I can't find a good lamp to redo to save my life. I'm totally jealous. I'd love for you to come by my blog and check it out.

    http://theloops13.blogspot.com

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  22. This is such a good idea!! Now I have to hope that my local thrift store will have something hideous that I can spruce up using your ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. That looks awesome! Now I'm thinking about which lamps I can do this to. :) Thanks for sharing!

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  24. That lamp looks a.maz.ing! I would have walked right past it at Goodwill, but now: I WANT ONE!

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