Monday, August 17, 2009

$1 Lamp Transformed

I showed y'all this lamp already that I got for $1 at a yard sale a few weeks ago. I painted it black, added a shade I had, and it now sits on top of my pie safe in my dining room. I had a smaller lamp up there and this one looks much better. I love turning this on at night so I can see in my dining room from my kitchen. Have a great Monday everybody!


37 comments:

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Very nice!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That turned out so cute! Did you make that cute lampshade? Love that red plate up there too!

Manuela

Ruby Red Slippers said...

My mouth dropped-that is stunning!!! I never see potential is many things-I am so impressed!!! (Can I place an order for a $1 dollar lamp??!!)

The Tattered Cottage said...

How cute is that???? Love the transformation and the shade is too stinkin' cute!! Did you make the shade?
Toni

Lou Cinda said...

I love this! love the lamp shade too!

Lou Cinda :)

ceekay said...

Again another fantastic transformation from paint! It looks really pretty and I love the vignette on top of the armoire.

Michelle said...

Love it...looks like the perfect spot up there!

Have an awesome week!
~Michelle :)

Lisa said...

What a lovely transformation!

Diva Kreszl said...

Beautiful !!! What a grteat vision you had for the lamp...thanks for sharing it with us!

paulette said...

WOW! Score for you!!! Check out my blog for my weekend GS finds! Got to love GSing!!
Paulette

foxxy said...

Wow that looks great! Beautiful ~

MaRiN said...

Awesome transformation! Very impressive.

JobandBrittany said...

amazing! love the shade!

Dawn said...

Very pretty! I love that shade!

Lizzy said...

I love it!!! TFS.
~lIZZY

Jill said...

oooh cute, cute!

squawmama said...

Good Morning Renee', What a difference a little attention made with that lamp. It is just beautiful... Thanks for showing it to us.

Have Fun & Travel Safe
Donna

Marie said...

so cute!!! i love the shade too!

Gwen said...

so chic in black!

ilovemy5kids said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE fleur-di-lis' anything!!! Please tell - where you got the shade!!!

Thanks!

Blessings to you!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

It looks brand new! I love seeing all of the great ideas people so kindly share in their blogs. Thank you!

Jboo said...

Beautiful!! Can you tell me exactly what kind of spray paint and color (black?) you used? Hubby just painted a hideous lamp black in an effort to make it look better. Now it's just a hideous black lamp! How did he mess that up?? :)

Janet

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

My dear you have a wonderful way of putting things together. I love it. Love that lamp, love the green hutch and that red plate is incredible!
Blessings,
Debbie

Simply Stacey said...

That went from ugly to beautiful! Great job!! I also liked your post about driving around looking at houses. That is one of my favorite past times too!

marmielu said...

That turned out great! I have several lamps that I need to spray paint. It looks nice up on your pie safe.
Mary Lou

Heather said...

wow, that looks awesome!

Linda said...

That is a beautiful transformation - wow - double wow! Linda

Marcy said...

You did a terrific job with your lamp - and I love where you put it!

Angela said...

Oh my goodness gracious girl..I LOVE IT!!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love this, I seem to have such a hard time visualizing lamps made over. Everything else I can see the possibilities but I have a blind spot with lamps, and I need some new ones too! Maybe I can just get inspiration from your redo, it looks great!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Beautiful - I love lamp "re-dos" myself. It looks wonderful in your beautiful home. Happy Creating!

Sharon Kay said...

Your new lamp looks so nice, I love your blog, you come up with so many ideas for all of us to use. Now when I see an old lamp I will look twice. Thanks Sharon K

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Wow! That lamp does look nice! I like your whole grouping above your cabinet!

Nancy said...

OH that turned out so adorable!!! Oh and I love the house pictures in the post below to!!! The last one is my fav!!! Nancy

mx2mommy said...

I'm TOTALLY trying this! LOVE the leopard animal print and no sew projects are the only ones I can manage! Thanks for the FAB idea!

Katie said...

That is to cute. I love it all. I have the same lamp but Mine is white and has a floral shade. From Homegoods...Love it. I just bought my bird lamp the nester has at the JCPenny outlet for $20 it was returned from the online store. Works fine I saved about $40. I will blog about it soon.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I can't even believe that's the same lamp!