i should be mopping the floor: Goodwill Lamp-ReVamp

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Goodwill Lamp-ReVamp

One of my awesome college roomies, Erin, has embarked on a VERY cool new adventure. I present to you: Erin Shanks Interiors. I was reading through her site recently and realized how blah my entry was. I mean, it wasn't awful. Just needed a little sumpin'-sumtin'. Annnnnd, Erin mentioned these two lamps she had found at Goodwill. I thought, hmmmm, wonder if our Goodwill has any good lamps like that right now? Well, what do you know...

Here's the before...
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The table was my parents' old sofa table from their old house in Austin...I think it's almost as old as I am. I painted it black when we moved here.


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The Goodwill lamps! Hello, 1990! Erin and I had a few email convos and decided red glossy paint would be perfect. Another awesome idea Erin had...drum lamp shades!


Almost done.....

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I placed harlequin black & cream scrapbook paper under the glass of the table.


The End Result:
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I know it's not absolutely perfect...I probably go overboard with chachkies and plant things (and this photo was taken back at Thanksgiving...hence the fall decor). And I need to do something with the basket of the tree.
But, I am so, so happy with the change!! Thank you so much, Erin! You are so awesome! These lamps were less than $5 each and I already had the spray paint in the garage. I did splurge a bit on the drum shades, but I feel like I saved sooo much on the lamps that I sort of justified it that way. ; )


12 comments:

  1. Those lamps look FANTASTIC;I love them !! You did a great job bringing them in to 2011. ;o)))

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  2. Awww...thank you so much, DixieJet! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  3. I love the pop of red it brings to the room. Color is amazing! Nicely done!

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  4. This is ONE AMAZING transformation! Well done!

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  5. I have two cream/brass lamps very similar to those...and my husband LOVES them...As in, would kill me if I painted them, but they would look OH SO much better! What kind of paint did you use??

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  6. Perfect ! I am a lamp fanantic lol so I am lovin this!

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  7. Oooh those are incredible! I am not a red fan but those are sexy! I got the biggest laugh out of your blog name too, love it! I would love to see this linked up to my VIP party tonight if you have time. Otherwise it runs every Friday through the weekend =) Hope to see you there! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

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  8. Wow, those lamps are so great! I've only scored at Goodwill once when it comes to lamps (http://twoohtwoseven.blogspot.com/2011/03/lamp-revamp.html), even though that's the first thing I look at every time I go. I just LOVE yours!

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  9. I LOVE the bold red lamps. What a neat eye-catching entry way :)

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  10. Love these lamps too!! I'm lovin your whole blog! New follower!!

    Jenna @ http://www.rainonatinroof.com

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