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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ugly lamp re-do...

I bought this ugly lamp and lamp shade a week or so ago at The Salvation Army. It was only $1.00 and I saw it's potential! It was black, brass and wood. Ooh, ah!

BEFORE****

Poor, ugly lamp! LOL


AFTER****
I really love how it turned out.

I sprayed the whole thing flat black (I already had the paint). I added the burgandy braid trim to the lamp shade(WalMart $1.38), a sweet little burgandy, cream and green tassel(WM $1.38) and 4 burgandy taper candles(WM 88 cents each). Including the dollar I paid for the lamp and shade, I have a total of only $7.28 in this lamp that goes so perfectly in our living room.

10 comments:

marty39 said...

It turned out fabulous. I love it. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Christina said...

$1.00-great deal. Isn't it so wonderful what spray paint can do to transform things. Looks great. Good to "meet" you. Thanks for stopping by our blog.

Tracey said...

That's fantastic!
Liking the new background too.....

Tracey x x x

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love it! Great job!
Rondell

Anne said...

Wow. I just love what you did to the lamp. And you can't beat the price either. You did a great job. Looks nice.

Tracey said...

Denise, I think you call a courgette zucchini? like in Italy?????
xxx

OldeAnnie said...

Love the lamp...it turned out beautiful. Just found you here and have enjoyed looking through your "finds". I LIVE at my Goodwills and Salvation Armies! LOL ~~Annie

Swampgirl said...

Cute! It always makes me feel so good to live new life to an ugly duckling!

Dawn Gahan said...

This looks absolutely adorable. Love love love the candles.

Have a question for you. On your header, what does the rock with the number 3 on it mean?

Dawn

Chari said...

Hi Denise...

You're such a talented gal! I love your lamp and its makeover!!! Beautiful!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari