Quick Lamp Transformation

Okay. So you guys should know by now that I have an obsession with lamps. Well an obsession with pillows, candles, and lamps.
But this post is about lamps. Well A lamp.

You wouldn't believe what this looked like before:
Are ya ready?
Okay. Here it was:

Striped lamp shade? Brass base?
I'm still trying to figure out what the room must have looked like with this 'beaut' in it.
But I don't want to know, because it was probably a decorating h-e-double-hockey-sticks.

I looked beyond the obvious and saw that I could totally use this baby in my front room.
So I rescued it.

I used the same technique I did with my other lamps.
Pretty simple.
Clean. Spray paint. Recover lampshade with fabric, ribbon, and a little bit of spray adhesive and live happily ever after.

I'm trying.....trying so desperately hard... to not buy any more lamps.
But it is like totally impossible....anybody with me? Or am I just a crazed woman with a weird obsession?
I went to the thrift store the other day....and of course, found myself meandering near the lamps.
I found like 10 I wanted.
Yes. 10.
There were two with humongous drum shades for $5!!! They were like 4 feet tall!
Be still my heart.
Long story short. My husband was there.
The end.
No lamps for me.



  1. Such a transformation. I love black, and the shade is divine.

    I have a lamp thing, too.

    :) Laura

  2. I love the new look! Love your blog too. My husband just sighs really loud when I call him and ask him to bring the truck, I need it. I think he secretly wishes I would find things the size of a lamp. Hee Hee.

  3. Love it! It looks fabulous, especially that shade. I have an obsession with all things decorative, but since I have NOWHERE to put anything new, it's helped curb the ol' spending.

  4. What a difference it makes to bring it all together with the black paint and the beautiful fabric! I'm sure you'll have lots of people asking where you got that lamp...maybe you should start a business?!?


happy DIYing! Alicia