Thursday, March 11, 2010

Not once but twice redone

Projects, projects and more done.  A couple of months ago I took one of our ugly brass lamps and gave it a new look.  Then later I took another of our brass lamps and gave it a new look as well.  The first one I had stenciled and painted in burgundy.  The second I had done in glossy black and used ribbons to decorate the shade.  Well both of these were in our living room and neither matched.  We all agreed that we like the black one best and the burgundy had to go.  So makever two done on the burgundy lamp.  I have already deleted the pictures of the burgundy look from perviously but you can click here to see the burgundy transformation. 

Once more I used glossy black spray paint and painted her down.  For the shade I couldn't remove the stenciling I had done and it wasn't in the budget for a new shade right now.  So I used scrapbook paper I had on hand that is done in black/white scrolly design.  I modge podged it over the stenciled section.  Once this was dry I added black ribbon to the top of the lamp.  As well I added wider black ribbon above the scrapbook paper and smaller black ribbon below the scrapbook paper.  I have to say this is not my best work but we all like it.  That's what counts the most.  It looks really pretty at night when it's turned out.

You can see all the bubbles under the ribbon where I used the hot glue on it.  I wish it wouldn't have done this however.  Right now it's sitting on a small step ladder since I am waiting on my newly redone end table to dry before placing on it. 

Today I am linking up to these fabulous blog parties:

Power Of Paint Wednesday @ Domestically Speaking
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Quick Project Thursday @ Collected Treasures
Get Your Craft On @ Life As Lori
Thrify Thursday @ Tales from Bloggeritiville
Transformation Thursday @ Shabby Chic Cottage

Be sure and go over to all of these wonderful blogs to see the fabulous links.  You'll love it all I promise.


sissie said...

Great Job girl!
Your lamp looks pretty and I like the pattern that you chose for the shade.
Is there anyway you can pull off the trim and reapply to get the bubbles out....if not, don't worry about it. It still looks great.


Mental P Mama said...

You are one busy bee! Stay safe in all that weather!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Oh, that is beautiful! Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week! I hope you will come back to visit me soon.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Lori said...

Your lamp turned out great. I love it.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.


Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great idea with the scrapbook paper! I think you made it into a charming lamp.