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31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 4 “the Lamp”

I remember when I found this lamp on a 50% off table about a zillion years ago. Meaning I can’t remember when it hasn’t been around the house. Often times I would unearth in from a closet where I had put it when I had grown tired of it or just couldn’t find a place for it. It would be reinstated into the decor on a bookshelf or be nested into a corner to cast warm glow. But there was a reason why it was half price, to be honest it was just plain and really…fake plastic crystals? blaagh! A plain ivory shade that is now showing small brittle cracks from years of heat from light bulbs. And the antique gold finish was just kinda drab.

It was time for a make over. I removed the shade and gave it a new do, removed the faux crystal dangles and gave the antique gold base a shot of Rust-Oleum Hammered Silver spray paint. I also removed the discolored plastic tube around the socket and painted that in a flat black.

I found some funky fuzzy yarn I had bought years ago with aspirations of crocheting a warm scarf for myself…yeah that didn’t happen.

It had been stuffed in a drawer in my workroom and realized I now had the perfect place to use it. A little hot glue and patience and I had a cute little fuzzy shade that kind of reminds me of a hat 🙂 which is perfect because a lamp shade is sort of like a hat for a lamp, right?
I thought it needed a little bling so I added a faux pearl and rhinestone broach that I had bought for a cross. It can stay here until I need it somewhere else.

Now it’s a little funkier and a little more hip. I think if it could walk it would have a swagger even with the cheap plastic dangles! and “it” would be a “she”!

I think she needs a name!   What would it be?

I realize she’s not cut out for everyone’s taste and she won’t fit in with every decor, but she fits in here in my house.

By clicking the photo above you can check out the other participants of the 31 days of change!

Day 1 Before & After here

Day 2 Before & After here

Day 3 Before & After here

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  • Pat ,

    Well, if you were to add a tag and let it dangle…she could be called Minnie Pearl.

    Heck! Call her Minnie Pearl anyway! Cute.

    I worked on a lamp shade today too. Just a little change up. Haven’t posted it yet, hopefully later.
    Pat

  • Honey ,

    Cute lamp! I like it’s funky new look! Thanks for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

  • How fun! I love the funky feel to this made over lamp! Great redo! Thank you for being part of Thrifty Things Friday and have a wonderful day!

  • Sherry ,

    What a cute makeover. I love the idea of naming it! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

  • it does! it looks exactly like a hat. How cleverly vintage the lamp looks now 🙂

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