Before I get to today's post, I'm going to show you some recent finds:
Jamie gave me two old windows and some paint.
I got this at a local thrift store for $1.01
I found this coat rack thingy at a Peddler's mall for $4.99 ($5.00 is my limit, ya know!)
Now, on with today's feature presentation:
Do you remember this old lamp I got free from a neighbor?
This is how bad it looked before I took the wire brush and sanding sponge to it.
Did you know that if you actually read the directions on a can of spray paint, that it suggests washing your piece with soap and water and allow to dry?
I'm showing you this little thingy, I got it in the electrical dept at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. The part of the lamp that I wanted to hold the candle was too small. I had to find something else to enlarge it.
This is what it looks like upside down.
This is the base of the lamp. I painted the entire lamp heirloom white (spray paint) The base has nice details, but I think they show up without adding another color.
I was able to score some crystals to add to this lamp. It was very difficult to find a candle to fit the center piece.
I finally found the perfect color and size of candles at Walmart.
see more creative lamp project ideas here
This is just so cool! You are a transform rock star. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com
Beautiful lamp and I love it white. Thanks for stopping by my blog last week.
I love old window frames. There's so much you can do with them.
I use window frames as art and I have also used them to frame art.
Love your lamp transformation. I also like your $5.00 limit. You have lots of great ideals. Stop by for a visit.
I need to go thrift store shopping with you. All the ones around the area I live in are way too overpriced! Great finds!
Oh wow. This looks fantastic!
Anne~fiona and twig
Love the lamp transformation! I have to laugh at your $5 limit thing, that's getting to be my limit, too.
Hey, take care of yourself and get to feeling better!
I have a ratty old lamp like that I bought for $1 5 yrs ago! Great idea. Thanks for the inspiration and for commenting on my Pottery Barn Knock-offs.
that is an awesome transformation of that lamp...it's so cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
That white is so elegant and vintage. Like something from an old Victorian home. Love it. I can't wait to see what you do with those finds. Old windows are on my Christmas list 😉
This came out great! thanks for sharing this idea - and I should remember to clean before painting, huh??
I love your new candelabra! I can't wait to see what you do with your new finds!
LOVE IT! My mom has a lamp like this that was my grandmothers. I am inspired to breath new life into it. Yours turned out great!
Wow, awesome job with the lamp. I love it....
the tray you got is a printers tray, years (and Years) ago they held metal type for manual typesetting in a printing company. I have 21 years of working in printing but before that I took graphics in school and actually pulled type from one of these to set my script! Nice price...they are usually pretty costly.
Love your blog.