Friday, May 14, 2010

Lamp Makeover

I got this lamp a few weeks ago, while out thrifting.  

My urge was to paint it black like everything else I paint, but I fought that urge and used Rustoleum's Aqua.
I LOVE it!!
 This is in Han's bathroom as a nonfunctional, eye-candy only, lamp (there are no outlets near where I put it).

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Linking to:
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors 
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Making the World Cuter
DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land
Get Your Craft on Tuesday @ Today's Creative Blog
Trash to Treasure Tuesday @ Reinvented
Mad Skills Party @ Mad in Crafts
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Creative Therapy @ Life in the Pitts
Show & Tell @ Blue Cricket Design 
Show Us What You're Workin' With Wednesday @ Me and My Bucket 
Hookin' Up With HOH @ House of Hepworths

34 crafty peeps said:

  1. Just beautiful! You should know I love the blue and white! What a remarkable job!! Did you spray paint it? It's too cute for words!

  2. Aqua was totally the right way to go! This lamp is illuminated with cuteness - no light bulb needed!

  3. I LOVE that! The color is perfect!

  4. That color is PERFECT, I love how this lamp turned out. Great job!

    Thanks also for the tip on the color, I tried a Robin's Egg Blue from Valspar and it was more like 80s teal!

    -Ann Marie

  5. Now that's a makeover if I've ever seen one... and a GREAT one at that!! Your final color is gorgeous!! I would have never thought that old gold lamp would ever look that good. Good job girl!

  6. Super color for that lamp. Looks very MCM. Jane F.

  7. I.Love.Blue! Thanks for sharing! I see you commented on my Lamp redo too! Thanks for stopping over to Miss Matched & Marvelous!

  8. Very cute! I think you made the right decision by resisting the urge to go with black! Saw you at Metamorphosis Monday and I'm now your newest follower! I'd love it if you could stop by my blog if you get the chance.

  9. Very pretty! The color is refreshing!


  10. You are brave-and it turned out great!
    Stopping by from The Girl Creative party.
    -Mama E

  11. Love that color! It gave that lamp a whole new personality.

  12. I too struggle with painting everything the same color, but you gals painting all of these pretty blue projects are swaying me. I have never been a blue gal but I think I am a convert. My husband would LOL if I read this post to him because decorating with a lamp that can't function is something I would do.

  13. That looks awesome!! And it gives me an idea...since I have two lamps right now that I'm finding very unattractive!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

  14. Love it! Super Cute :-) I adore handmade items. They're so original. I love homemade altogether!


  15. Oh wow! I adore it. What a wonderful metamorphosis.

  16. Love it! So cool. Ya know, I've used that exact same paint and just love how it looks. Instant gratification ;) Met Monday

  17. Too cute!! Nonfunctional eye candy only -- cracking me up!! :)

  18. What a fun color!! My Mom used to use lamps like that alot!!

  19. Thanks so much for featuring my little potting shed on your blog. I just love how connected we all are in this world of blogging that I am so new at. Thanks for stopping by.

  20. It truly shows what a bit of paint can do. I love the blue lamp, IT's Sassy!

  21. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  22. Looks amazing! Love the color!

  23. HOLY COW HOLY COW! Shortest DIY Day post ever, and one of the very BEST ever! I am ultra-impressed. LOVE the turquoise ... itching to do my own now. ;)

  24. The aqua came out so well! I love that color. I'm gearing up my bravery to use it. Does that sentence even make sense?? Have a great night!

  25. You know, I am starting to love the color blue. It's a recent development, but I think I'm a better person because of it. This is adorable.

    Thank you for linking this up as well!

  26. What a beautiful aqua color! I'm featuring your lamp at the POPP Spotlight tomorrow.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  27. Love the turquoise! It totally updates the look and makes it modern.

  28. It looks so pretty; can't get enough blue!