Thursday, June 21, 2012

Girlie Lamp Makeover

I am having so much fun with making my girlie accents for my crafty room. I am really liking my new lamp that I just finished!

I have had this lamp a long time. It looked fine in the entryway of my old house. But the new house is lighter and I needed the lamp to transform!

I always liked this lamp. It has a nice shape. About a year ago Janae got a lamp at Home Goods that I love. I couldn't afford to get one too but I used it for inspiration for this one.

Here is the one Janae got...

I love the roses around the bottom of the shade.

So when Chantel and I went to Thrift City the other day we found a bag of roses for 35 cents. Probably thrown around a table at a wedding or something. They were white..and I liked them, but thought they might look pretty pink.

I dyed them and they came out really nice. They took to the dye quickly--I only had them in a couple minutes. I would have liked them a little lighter. A little dye goes a long way!

I  painted the lamp white and rub n buffed the details.
I used the old lining from the lampshade to cut out and sew the new fabric for the lampshade. I didn't add a lining to the new lampshade because I like seeing the frame. I had thought of not putting fabric on it at all and just letting the frame show. I hot glued the flowers on, and some lace trim.

I just love the new look of my little lamp!

It looks pretty wearing a Tiara too.

I did another little project yesterday too. I took a frame that I liked and went well with my old paint colors...

and I turned it into something I love, that go with my new paint colors!

I love the details on this frame. I also painted the mat, and used the lace technique to soften it up.

Creating makes me happy! I was pleased with these 2 girlie projects.

Thanks for visiting..and Happy Creating!


lashawnmontoya said...

You amaze me, Sandy- so quick! love the lace technique on the mat, too:) And that adorable pic of the 5 kittens should be in a calendar somewhere!:)

Lady of the Woods said...

oh that is too cute with the kitties all together framed?! adorable !

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Sandy,
Your girlie creations are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Hi Sandy,

Love the redoof the lamp, the base and the shade look terrific.


Anonymous said...

Sandy, you always amaze me! Your lamp is lovely and the frame is gorgeous! The kittens are growing up so quickly! It all looks great!

The White Pear Tree said...

I'm in love with that kittie picture! They're too adorable! (I know, I'm fixated on them, lol!)

And I also didn't notice at first that it was a real pooch on the table next to your daughter's lamp, lol! I thought it was a stuffed animal!

Your lamp and your frame turned out just gorgeous.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

They are adorable projects, especially the kitty's in the frame! I was going to try doing something similar, like you said without adding fabric...Hum we'll see!


theromanticrose said...

Che belle trasformazioni!Dal tuo blog c'è sempre da prendere ispirazioni!Adoro tanto la lamapada!Buona giornata,Rosetta

Shingle Cottage said...

Hi Sandy,
I love your lamp its gorgeous and so romantic looking,that is a really great idea for dying flowers,i would never have thought to do that,isn't it great all the tips and info we can find while blogging? the lamp base looks so pretty in shabby white.

Melanie said...

Love the girlie lampshade! Love the details on the frame, but those little "details" inside are super cute! That was a great picture that your daughter took!!

Shingle Cottage said...

I am following and reading more about you too! you have a beautiful family and your pretty home is really inspiring,i can not wait until we start decorating our cottage after a lot more building ;)
Have a lovely weekend x

goddessof4 said...

Hi, I love your projects!!!!! You have a great eye!!!!!! I am so glad I found your blog!!!! Blessings,Sara

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

What a beautiful lamp! Such a fab idea.

Amy Jo

Barb said...

Hi Sandy,

Your lamp is darling. You are definitely the creative one. Love it!!!!


Atolye Shabby Chic said...

İ loved your lampshade. Such a romantic combination. :)) congradulations!!

Holly Loves Art said...

Ooooh just darling. Both projects are so precious. Magazine cover worthy! Thanks for sharing and making me smile.

farmhouse-story said...

oh, sandy, i'm working on a lamp frame that has no cover and i'm putting paper roses around the edge for my craftroom! needless to say, i LOVE your lamp! it is so darling!

RaNae @EweCreekCottage said...

HI I am RaNae I follow Jenaes' blog I love what u did with the frame and lamp shade very pretty

Unknown said...

What a great eye for making things new and better..I love the lamp and of course the picture of the sure have the talent..

Crafty Mischief said...

Beautiful! What a transformation!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I LOVE your gorgeous lamp transformation! It is over the top girly and just the right amount of pink! The new finish to the base is just perfect! Don't forget to link it at the party, too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your lamp redo turned out great, Sandy! Love the inspiration lamp, too. I did a roses lampshade for my granddaughter but I covered it in petals, then added small roses as the bottom edge. What a pain that was, gluing all those petals on! My inspiration lampshade was $150.00 though!

Olivia said...

Oh sugar, I adore you lamp! Pinkalicious delight!

ps: you are right that one cupcake made me very sick ~giggle~ now I know ;)

Ana said...

Hi Sandy,
Love, love, love, both your girlie projects. Your little lamp was totally transformed into a sweet shabby chic piece of dreaminess :-) Beautiful!

Hugs and Kisses,

Anne said...

WOW how beautiful!LOVE that transformation!

Anonymous said...

Sandy - wow- I love what you did to that lamp!! I never would have thought about dying roses- what a fantastic idea!!! I am going to have to remember that trick!

You asked me about Mickey's food- I hate to say this but I usually buy the cheaper cat food. She is such a sweetie- she loves being in the garden with me and loves getting in the dirt. I have to take a wet paper towel and wipe her down when she comes in from the yard sometimes as she rolls in the dirt- silly thing!

bee blessed

janzi said...

What a talent you have and make it look so easy to do.. inspirational I call it!!! It looked n ot just girly, but very elegant too! Love reading your blog and seeing what other things to look at.. hugs from across the pond.. J

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining Creative Things Thursday!

lambs and ivy designs said...

I must say..I love your daughter's lamp, but I think yours is BEAUTIFUL!!!!..It also makes it seem extra special to make it yourself!!

hugs and happy day friend,