3.27.2014

Another Lamp Refab.


If you saw this post then you already know I bought these tragic peach lamp bases at goodwill for like 5 dolla a pop. I redid the other for the playroom but this one I wanted to just play on. I took my after photos in our guest bedroom but in all honesty, I'm not sure where she is gonna end up yet. I didn't have an idea in mind when I started this. All I had was an ugly lamp base that was begging to be made over. And then I had this idea to use hot glue to add texture before spray painting….

 First I drew my scrolly design...
 Then just hot glue-traced right over all those lines!
Of course you always end up in a spiderweb of hot glue so you need to clean all that off the lamp. Then I simply painted. I did not take photos of that because I suck at documenting along the way. HA!
Not to mention this project took me 3 EFFING months to complete. Why?... you might ask. Well, I had this idea in Jan. I got the first part done and was ready to paint. Then it snowed. And then it snowed like 32 more times. FINALLY I got these beast back out of the closet and painted like 2 weeks ago.  So yeah. World's longest lamp refab ever ~sigh~




At the end of the day, I think she is cute as a button… imperfectly perfect for my personal style. I can't wait to find a real home. I'm actually almost considering the master bedroom at this very moment. And actually maybe with a white lamp shade instead. We shall see!

For a 5 dollar lamp I'm super excited that I added the texture to try something a little different rather than just the simple paint.

Anyone else get the DIY bug in the spring time like I do??  I need to find more stuff to spray paint...

8 comments:

  1. Val, that is a great idea. I love the idea of using hot glue to create the texture!

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    1. Thanks!!! There are some rough spots but overall I like the added texture and that it's not perfect.

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  2. Such a great DIY. So cute! You could do this with anything really. love it! Thanks, Tammy

    http://wildruffle.com

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    1. Thanks!! It was a total random project but was a fun "experiment" :-)

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    1. thanks…now I just need to find a for real home for it.

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  4. Love this! I always have wanted to redo a lamp and never have..you are inspirational :)

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    1. thanks!!! I would probably execute it slightly different next time but I'm pretty happy with the results.

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