Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sharing Lamp love

Hi my name is Laura and I have a blog called  Ms Smartie Pants. I'm excited to be here while Courtney is away on vacation! Oh how I would love to be at the beach right now! Today I want to share a bit of an obsession of mine.  I LOVE lamps! And I have a hard time walking past them and not buy one.... even if I have NO need for one! I'm willing to start a 12 step if there are others out there who are like me, just let me know. I don't know what it is, my mom loved lamps, maybe she passed this LOVE on to me, that's it, it's in my genes! Anyway, as if it were not enough to LOVE all the beautiful lamps out there I also love to remake and old lamp or turn a really cool vase into a lamp. Check out some of the evidence of such love...
I made this lamp out of a vase from Ross, it was less than 10.00 for the vase and I got the lampshade at a garage sale for 1.00!
This is another one I made out of a candle holder, a little tea light fits in the base but I turned it into a lamp.
Perfect little light for my porch.
 This is a tiny little lamp I bought for 3.00 at Goodwill and I covered the lampshade in ribbon. Simple and I love the white glass!

Sometimes all you need to do is give a lampshade a little personality and it makes all the difference in the lamp.

This transformation is HUGE, the before was simply ugly! This was a freebee, can't beat that!
 See what I mean it was an ugly blue and gold lamp. I don't even want to see the room that this was in!
 And this ugly thing came from Goodwill, I think it was 5.00 for 2 of them. The ugly thing already had a makeover before I purchased it. I don't know if you can tell but they glued trim to the base and spray painted over it. Yep simply UGLY!
She cleaned up really well tho, didn't she???
Here's another one I made from a vase. Yes I like blue lamps!
This one is from Napa Style. It's on my wish list to make some day!
So are your lamp crazy too? Can one have too many lamps??? Maybe my lamp love is ok, I will just think of myself as the UGLY lamp rescue person, yeah that's it, no lamp is too ugly to be transformed!


Dear Lillie said...

Great post, Laura!

Erin said...

Love all your lamps Laura!! I've been getting on the lamp redo bandwagon lately. Your wish list fixture is to die for...seems like it would be fairly easy to do too. :)

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