Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A shabby lamp makeover


The person I rent my booth space from gave me a free lamp. He was going to throw it away so he gave it to me. I painted it out white and took the shade apart (it was really outdated). I cut strips from a vintage chenille bedspread cutter and tied them on the shade in the middle. It made for a really cute shade. What do you think of the outcome? I really love it and decided to keep it for myself. I purchased another lamp with a lady figure carrying a basket and did the same thing to her. I will post a picture of her next time (she is drying as we speak).
My next post will be #50 and I will be doing a giveaway. Stay tuned for that fun post!

13 comments:

  1. I am a confirmed "lamp junky" so I can say with some authority...
    YOUR LAMP IS FABULOSO!!!!!!!
    I just love it!!
    A little of this, a little of that & bingo-bango a OOAK cute lamp!!
    Love,
    Marilyn
    xxoo

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  2. Hi Rachel!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love what you did with the lamp - fantastic! What a neat idea and one I may have to borrow sometime!

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  3. Hi Rachel...What a cute idea! I am in the process of re-doing a lamp,I want to cover the shade in all shades of white doilies! I saved the picture of it,that I found online, I will have to email it to you. It is so pretty! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I hope all is well with you and your boys! Take care!

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  4. Hello Rachel,
    This is Terry from Enchanted Makeovers. I would like to feature you on my new blog. If you are interested please visit my website and click on a journey of giving...blogging for a cause questionare. Thank you again for the amazing kitties!! Looking forward to your answers.
    Many Blessings,
    Terry
    www.EnchantedMakeovers.org

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  5. Hi Rachel,
    I was so happy to see that you had come by my place. I love your blog too! What a great style you have. And FIVE boys! you win. I have 4 girls and 2 boys. I loved raising a large family. What a gift. Would you mind if I did a lampshade similar to this one? It is so my style.
    Hugs,
    June

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  6. I love to turn trash into a real treasure. Beautiful!

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  7. Love it Rachel!! You will have to show him how great it turned out! Run into you soon. ;)
    Doreen

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  8. I just posted a HUGE Give Away on my blog! Come on over & leave a comment to enter!!
    Hugs,
    Marilyn

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  9. Rachel - Love your lamp! What a great use for an old chenille bedspread! So sweet!

    Kathy

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  10. What a FABULOUS idea.. the shade is lovely! ~Mary~ :-}

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