Wednesday, August 28, 2013

True Confessions of a Lamp Lover


I have a fetish.  For lamps!  Lighting is so key to setting the feel in a room because it creates so much ambiance.  I even have a routine for when certain lamps are turned on in my house.  


Like furniture, old lamps can be recycled too.  The old ones are usually quite nice and solid, and heavy !  Like this one.


08 Aqua Lamp BEFORE

This is a big one!  For reference, that the covered BBQ in the background!

08 Aqua Lamp BEFORE 2

Nice lines.   Ugly finish. Nothing a little spray paint can’t handle!


08 Aqua Lamp 1

Maybe a little sump’in else?

08 Aqua Lamp 2 

Silver Guilder’s Paste maybe?

08 Aqua Lamp 4

The old shade seemed a little off scale.


08 Aqua Lamp 45

How about a hand-tyed rag shade?


08 Aqua Lamp 5

Despite the shadow in the pic, I like it!


shannon i olson said...

beautiful. I am working on a couple lamps, I have never done them before so I hope they turn out as nice as yours.

Little Miss Maggie said...

I like the lamp painted so much better than the original finish. You did a wonderful job transforming that little treasure.

Suzan Sweatman said...

It's beautiful Maureen - what a great transformation - and that rag lamp shade?
Tutorial - please - please - please!!!

Lori E said...

Lighting is such an important part of a room and very few have enough lamps in them.
Maybe if more people realized what fun things you can do with old lamps they would use them more.

★Carol★ said...

I love lamps too, and am on the lookout for a nice mid century one! Looks like you've been busy all summer, working your magic and transforming things. It's exactly what I would be doing if I had the space to do it!
Have a great week!