Sunday, March 13, 2011

lamp makeover

 i have been feeling not very crafty lately but finally got back into the swing with this find.  i found this beauty at a thrift store for $4.99.

i love it's chunky body.  it is less than beautiful right now but a little wood putty, some sanding and yes some  heirloom white spray paint. (i did spray primer on this lamp as well before painting it it's final color.  i wanted to make sure the wood did not start bleeding through the paint.  it took four coats of paint and two coats of primer to achieve my final look.

and you get this.

i bought the lamp shade at target and got it on sale for $13.99.  it looks a lot like a lamp that i have been eyeing in the pottery barn catalog, but for a lot less!

what i am learning is be patient and you will find unique things to complete your look. a room does not come together over night, but over time.

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