Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A little lamp makeover turns into four!

When we renovated our master bedroom the colors changed. I had two of these lamps that suddenly no longer worked in the room and needed a new spot to call home. I tucked them away hoping that eventually I would indeed find the perfect spot for them in another room. Then  the other day it occurred to me that if they were a different color and had different shades they would be perfect in the guest room. The size and height were perfect just the colors were all wrong! I decided why not paint them? I figured I wouldn’t be out much since I wasn’t currently using them anyways right? So, out came the paint……..


And this is what I came up with!



lamp 1

Here they are in their new spot……I am still looking for the perfect accessory for between the lamps. I bought the shades from Bed Bath & Beyond for $16.99 each. Originally I wanted linen shades but the only place that had the size I needed wanted $40 each! I was really pleased when I opened the box and saw the shades had a slight texture like the linen shades I originally had in mind……


As you can see once I painted the first set of lamps I decided why stop? So, I painted a second set! One for each side of the bed………..


They are a different size and shape. Sorry I don’t have a before pic of them because they were bought for the photo shoot and then never used. They have been in storage just waiting for the perfect spot……..

Amazing how a little paint can really change the look of something isn’t it?


Judy said...

Do I have to tell you how much I love those lamps? I even like the "before" version...and that mirrored dresser? To die for....


Blondie's Journal said...

The lamps are beautiful, Des. You did a wonderful job!! This would be a great idea for lamps you see at yard sales that need a little work!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Deserae the lamps look gorgeous painted!! The whole room is gorgeous, I am making my reservations today:) Martina

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