MY THING FOR LAMPS


I have a serious thing for lamps. I love how they make a room feel cozy and inviting.  I think my favorite thing about a lamp makeover is that they are quick and easy and  give a an instant gratification. Even re wiring a lamp is easy. Don’t pass up a good lamp body if it just needs a new wire. I have a tutorial on that here.
Yesterday, I painted this Urn Lamp that I scored for 10.00 a t a sale on Saturday. It was Burgundy and an ugly silver color with a VERY large pleated paper shade. ICK.  The detail on this, however, struck me as being very European. The carving reminds me of what you see on many french chairs. I don’t normally pay this much for a  lamp, but the detail was just marvelous….I couldn’t pass up the potential.

I combined some country gray with a little left over sample of a new gray color that ASCP is coming out with in the next few months. I got a sample from Stacey.  You guys are going to LOVE the new colors. I will be sure to let you know when they hit the shelves.

After I painted two coats of ASCP, I waxed on a coat of ASCP clear wax and then a coat of ASCP dark wax. I used a clean t shirt with clear wax on it to wipe off the excess dark wax.
  The shade I found at Hobby Lobby.  How cute are the pleats and the little dainty buttons?

I loved this lamp so much, it’s staying home with me. It is extremely heavy metal and a great shape and color. Total makeover cost was 30.00 and it looks like 200 bucks.

Now go find you a great lamp to makeover! You will never look at an ugly lamp the same way again.

Don’t forget to enter Stacey’s Annie Sloan Chalkpaint Contest on my blog! She has offered up some fabulous ASCP prizes! Check it out here.

Linking up with my girl Karen at Redoux……

Comments

  1. Simply beautiful! Love the detail of the lamp and the shade.

  2. Simply beautiful! Love the detail of the lamp and the shade.

  3. Well done! What a great find! And $10.00 for a lamp is still a good deal!
    Love the color for sure!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  4. Well done! What a great find! And $10.00 for a lamp is still a good deal!
    Love the color for sure!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  5. I love lamps and this one is devine! Great find!

  6. I love lamps and this one is devine! Great find!

  7. I love your lamp!! I need 2 lamps for my bedside tables and have been looking forever for the perfect shades ~ I need to check out all of the Hobby Lobby's in our area because I haven't seen that one yet ~
    Did you just use greys ? It looks like there is white in the color too ~ I love it!!

    xoxo
    Lori

  8. I love your lamp!! I need 2 lamps for my bedside tables and have been looking forever for the perfect shades ~ I need to check out all of the Hobby Lobby's in our area because I haven't seen that one yet ~
    Did you just use greys ? It looks like there is white in the color too ~ I love it!!

    xoxo
    Lori

  9. I have a thing for lamps too! Glad I'm not the only one. Yours is truly a beauty!

  10. I have a thing for lamps too! Glad I'm not the only one. Yours is truly a beauty!

  11. That is a great makeover! I need to start looking at lamps in a different light. Hee hee.

  12. That is a great makeover! I need to start looking at lamps in a different light. Hee hee.

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