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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another Thrifted Lamp....






I found this lamp at an estate sale for $15.00...which is more than I normally would have paid...but it was so cool!



It was too Brady Bunchy for me.....

I loved the design!

I found this dress for $2.00 at a garage sale.

I took the top of the dress off and put the skirt on the lampshade.

I love the citrus print....very kitschy.

I originally thought I was going to paint it a turquoise....then I found the material and the turquoise just didn't work.

I think that I will put this in my office....I love the height of the lamp too.
I might paint the wood a country white, what do you think?


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Edited to Show the Makeover, Makeover....lol

Primer and yellow paint really made it look so much better...I am happy now.

18 comments:

Lisa Shatzer said...

Wow, I never would have thought of making a dress into a lampshade. Very cool!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a great lamp! Lamps that height are hard to find! What a great makeover. I think the white would really make the base and shade pop!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Very inventive! I think the base painted white would compliment and link the two ends. Great thinking! Great thrifting!

Tracy said...

Kitchy indeed! What a fun lamp. Love that height, as well. Thanks for giving me the idea for using a dress into a lampshade...very inventive!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Love it! I think the whitw wood would look devine! Great find!

Dawn said...

I vote for white too!
Dawn

Maridith said...

What an excellent transformation!! You really think out of the box! I think I would paint the wood white it would pull it all together! Very nice!!

Drama Momma said...

If only I could be so creative! I love it and would love it even more with the white! Very good before and after!

jennykate77 said...

LOVE it!! Love that you took the fabric from the dress and recovered the shade! What a cool way to re-use! Looks great, Traci. I think the wood would be super cute painted yellow. :)

Kellie said...

In a million years I wouldn't have thought to use a dress for a lamp shade cover! Genius! And CUTE!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I like your lamp transformation, too. Very hip!

Pam said...

What a clever idea!! I was thinking you had transformed something into a dress. Never thought it was into a lampshade. I love the paint color you used and I think the white would be the perfect touch. Great find!!

Susan S. said...

How cool...love the transformation. And what a clever idea to use the cute summery dress for the lampshade. I think the wood would look good painted white....:)

DeAnna said...

Fun Fun Fun!! Thanks for sharing.

Coloradolady said...

I am loving that lamp with its new shade....so pretty! I would have never thought of that...love it.

Happy VTT!

Gwen said...

No problem Traci. That just means that I got to come back and view your transformation again!

Thanks for coming by my place:)

Kirby3131 said...

Oooh, I love it in yellow. :) Great job!!!!!

Misty said...

Too sweet!

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