Wednesday, October 6, 2010

~a lamp makeover~


See these lamps? Well, they started out like this.

I picked them up at a garage sale~$10 for the pair.

Then I called my trusty friend Kelley

for some advice on what to do with them.

I think she is the queen of lamps.

She gave me some good ideas, one of which she recommended vintage wallpaper covered drum shades. Although that sounds dreamy to me, my husband wouldn't like......

so onto plan B.


First things first, I had to get rid of that brass that was dating them.

I sprayed them with my trusty antique white spray paint which updated them instantly.

Then I used these burlap shades from Target

{I think they were around $15 a piece}

and added a vintage grain sack stencil in black.



I love how they turned out.

I don't think we have ever had matching bedside lamps before!

I feel like such a grown up!

xoxo


31 comments:

Elizabeth H. said...

Beautiful! Can you please post or e-mail me the color of your walls?? I am wanting to do a dark toffee/caramel color in our study and I really like the color you've chosen!

elizhuffman at gmail dot com

Thank you!!

Sarah - Citified Country Girl said...

Looks great, they fit in your room perfectly.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Melaine,
Your lamps turned out fabulous!! You always do such a lovely job on your home!!
Could you e-mail me with the paint color on your walls in your dining room? I absolutely love it!
Thanks so much!
alabasterrosedesigns@yahoo.com
Have a great day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Lindsay said...

I adore those lamp shades from target. You did amazing work! Way to go momma! PS your bracelet should be arriving any day :) YAY!

Lolo said...

I adore the way they look lit up! I have one of those burlap shades too, but Im gonna girlie mine up for my daughters room :)

Carmen said...

Beautiful! Did you make your own stencil or buy it somewhere?

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

They turned out awesome!! ;)Rachel

Judy said...

can you tell me where you got the stencil for your lampshades? I have some shades that need updating and I think this idea would be perfect.

thanks!
Judy (jdy277@aol.com)

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Adorable. I still don't have matching bedside lamps...I guess I'm still not a grown up!

Tina said...

These are fabulous!

Ashley said...

These lamps are simply fabulous! I think I'm gonna head out to Target :) xoxoxo ~Ashley www.1942charm.blogspot.com

House of Ficek said...

I love those silhouette pillows they are perfect for a bedroom! Oh, and I love the lamps too :)

Daydream Living said...

They are lovely!
Maureen

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh so very grown up;) Love them! Great ideas.
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Alyssa said...

How pretty! You always do a great job. Love your blog, adn the pillow I purchased from you over the summer;) Alyssa of Boston Bee

WSU Laura said...

The shades are darling! Also digging those pillows. Did you make those too? Can I purchase some at the upcoming Rust and Ruffles show?????

HRH Sarah said...

So fabulous! I too, recently entered the domain of adulthood, purchasing matching bedside lamps! Mine were already fabulous, so I didn't get the chance to improve them, but I did do a little makeover on the lamp by my front door, hopefully I'll get around to blogging it soon...

Kiri said...

Fabulous! But I wouldn't expect anything less from you ;)

~Kiri

Bringing Pretty Back said...

PRETTY!!!!!! You did a great job!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

The 5 Bickies said...

Wow...they look great! Love the pair and I especially love the burlap with the lamps...great choice!

chair up said...

$5 each??? No way!!!
They look amazing. Hope hubby likes them :o)
Angex

All That Jazz said...

Love that you can spray paint the brass to change their entire look! The shades you did are fun, too!!
~michelle~

VintageBookLove said...

Wow, I love those pillows? Where did you get them? Did you make them??

Looking Glass said...

Tres chic idea!

~ Clare x

A Cottage Muse said...

Just the post I needed to see...I just came across two of the ugliest lamps ever (with a few good parts)! Your wonderful makeover gives me hope!!

SHERRY HART said...

Could I write this any bigger....LOVE!

Kate from Party Resources said...

Fabulous! What a great redo!

the polished pebble said...

Melaine...they turned out soooooo great. Did you end up staining the wicker? Either way, what a great project!!!


your "lamp lover" buddy...xx...kelley

Carla said...

What a great idea! They look fantastic! Think I'll set my alarm this saturday morning and see if I can find some of my own!

Carla said...

p.s. where did you get your stencil?

BAE said...

These are amazing! How on earth, though, do you stencil, especially something round!??? Would love instructions/guidance/help.

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