Sunday, January 23, 2011

Me'tamorphose D'une Lamp

 aka: Makeover of a Lamp
I have a little light.  It was given to me.  It sorta has a department store/maybe Kirkland's feel about it.  I decided I would try to make it look more French.  

The lamp had an urn style, which was really good.  I liked the overall design of it, I just wasn't digging the color painted on the relief design.  

So, instead of spray painting the whole lamp and loosing the wonderful patina it had I decided to highlight the relief with a gold Rub n' Buff.   It was so easy my five-year-old gave it try.  

The lamp shade was dated, so I thought I would give that a new look too.  The first thing I did was take the trim off.

I left the velour on the outer part of the shade because, the lining was in great shape and I didn't want to destroy it and they seemed to be connected.

But, just because I left that velour on it I didn't have to look at it, so, I covered it with a white linen.

 I have the linen on and now I will trim the overhang.

I then used a super tacky craft glue and added a pre-made trim.

So, here it is before on the left and after on the right.  Freshening up the lamp's look seem to work.  I liked the way it looked now.

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sissie said...

I think the lamp makeover looks wonderful. Love the new shade cover and the trim.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, great makeover. Love the shade and the lamp does look better with the gold.

Brenda Kula said...

You did a great job on this! The feel and look is totally different!

Diann said...

That lamp turned out so pretty. Just the right new touches!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Sherry, this is amazing! Great transformation! Thanks for sharing and linking up with "AMAZE Me Monday" blog party.

Blondie's Journal said...

You really outdid yourself here, Sherry! I love it. The gold looks much better and you made a beautiful new shade!


SavannahGranny said...

Love the lamp. Fantastic makeover. Love what you did with the shade. Hugs, gGnger

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it. The lamp is stunning now with the gold and the shade is gorgeous. So creative. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Step inside my home said...

Hi Sherry, Your lampshade turned out great! I think you did a great job working with the seams. The patina gives it a very vintage feel.
Thanks so much for your kind comments! ~Susie

Amy Kinser said...

Very pretty lamp and shade. You did great.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sherry, I really enjoyed seeing this makeover. You did a super job on this lamp. For years I have been seeing rub and buff, and it makes me want to try my hand on something with it. I will keep my eyes out for some neat piece that I can use it on. I like the lamp a lot better that way. Good job!


Sheila :-)

dee dee said...

What a great change to this adorable lamp!
Dee Dee

Mary said...

Wow, great job on the lamp! Thank you for joining in on Masterpice Monday. Mary :O)

Anita said...

That's a great lamp!! I love what you did with the shade especially and the pleating! Great makeover!

The Inspired Nest said...

The lamp looks great and I am loving that cute shade! Great job!

Gail said...

Love your lamp makeover. I love the pleating on the shade. Thanks for sharing and for your inspiration.

Enjoy your evening,

Honey at 2805 said...

Most definately better. Love the pleating on the shade. Nice job!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That turned out beautiful. I love how you detailed in gold the scroll work, really makes a big difference.

xinex said...

Really looks nice, very Frenchy now....Christine

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry, Your lamp turned out great. I love the pleated trim.

Shelia said...

You did a wonderful job on your lamp. Painting the relief was a great idea! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Gosh o' are sooo good at this. I LOVE that cute little lamp and shade...

Sue said...

Hi Sherry,
I am amazed at the talent in blogland! I think you did a great job on your lamp. I really love the trim on the shade. Great job!