Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lamp Makeover

This weekend I worked on my Goodwill lamp.  Here's a before picture:

I went to Lowe's to see what kind of deal I could find on a lampshade.  And boy did I find a deal!  I got this shade:

and this finial thing:

all for the grand total of:

one dollar and fifty-eight cents!  I was excited!  I picked up a harp later that day and learned how to unwire (is unwire even a word?) the socket and put the harp on.  Anyway, I spray painted the lamp and finial black.  Once they were dry, I put all the pieces together.  I thought it looked a little blah, so I found a piece of ribbon and tied it around the shade.  Here's the result:

Not the best picture, but you get the idea.

Well, I'm off to enjoy one of my last few days of summer break (sniff, sniff).


Lauren W said...

That turned out really cute! I love the simplicity of the design. Way to go on that lamp shade deal!

Nichole and Scott said...

How come I never find deals like that? I go to find sales items and always seem to be drawn toward the full price items instead. The lamp is lovely! Good eye and good job.

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Oh no you dihn't get that shade for a buck! Holy Cow!

And I LOVE that bow! It classed it right up!

new every morning said...

I'm going to Lowes TOMORROW!!!

The black ribbon really adds a nice touch!


janae said...

Dang girl, I need to come shopping with you - what a BARGAIN!! You did such a great job on those pumpkins, I had no idea you had even painted them yourself until I read it! Loving your blog!