Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Old Lamp, New Lamp

Last Summer, while we were visiting my in-laws in Ohio, I found an old lamp in the garage, that had not sold at their previous yard sale. It actually belonged to my husband's aunt...I think? Anyway, I've been seeing all of you bloggers out there, painting old ceramic lamps and using "barrel" shades... I really can't believe those are back in style...and I also can't believe that I love them! So, I just knew the potential that this lamp had! I never took a picture of what the lamp looked like before, so I found a lamp at, that reminded me of it...kind of.

I used almost a whole can of Krylon spray paint, in eggshell. It took several coats. I also found a grass shade from Lowes. Not a "barrel" shade, but I knew that I would like it. The end result was fantastic. It's now my new favorite lamp in the house! Here is the after:

Thanks for the new lamp Aunt Pam! See you this Summer!
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  1. This is a great transformation! Love the way your lamp turned out. Just found your lovely blog via WUW. Love your blog name,so cute! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Looks gorgeous! I've been working on a lamp myself!

    Stop by the Beach Bungalow sometime and have a look around!


  3. Your lamp looks great! I've been wanting to re-do some shades but I haven't been inspired yet ;)

    Love the name of your husbands from Alabama, we met on the Gulf Coast but now live in the NW.

  4. What a great lamp! I have a couple I need to do.