A LITTLE HOLLYWOOD GLAM


My mother in law has been cleaning out her dad’s house.  We started talking a few months back about how I have been LOVING chalk paint on brass or just plain ugly lamps. I told her to PLEASE not throw anything out that I might could use. My husband was helping his dad with some projects and came home with a pair of these…………………………..


Despite the hideously ugly shade and the worn and rusty gold metal, I saw this beautiful glass globe in the center. The painted lace detail mixed with the metallic gold was simply beautiful. I immediately pictured a little Hollywood glam.

I painted all of the gold with old white and then distressed, bringing out some of the gold detail through the white. After replacing the shade with a classic linen barrel, they were completely brought back into the 21st century. These are staying in my house. After I finish them both, they will sit on my media cabinet.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
I hope y’all are having a great weekend! I have been trying to dig my way out of my basement. The van is full of goodwill junk and I am headed back down to do a little shop vac work. I need to reclaim my workspace so I can get something done!

 

Comments

  1. Peggy says:

    Love how this turned out just enough distressing very glam.

  2. Peggy says:

    Love how this turned out just enough distressing very glam.

  3. Very pretty, love to redo lamps, have several on my blog, I think I have a thing for them! ;)

  4. Very pretty, love to redo lamps, have several on my blog, I think I have a thing for them! ;)

  5. That is beautiful! Vintage lamps have great character!

  6. That is beautiful! Vintage lamps have great character!

  7. Shannon says:

    They are shab-glam-fabulous!!
    Score.
    I love them.
    Enjoy.

  8. Shannon says:

    They are shab-glam-fabulous!!
    Score.
    I love them.
    Enjoy.

  9. Ohh very pretty! So different from most lamps you see… even the old ones!

  10. Ohh very pretty! So different from most lamps you see… even the old ones!

  11. Looks pretty. What a nice project.

  12. Looks pretty. What a nice project.

  13. SueAnn says:

    I've got to do that in my studio…get stuff out of there and into my storage shed!!
    The lamps turned out great!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  14. SueAnn says:

    I've got to do that in my studio…get stuff out of there and into my storage shed!!
    The lamps turned out great!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn