Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Sometimes project transformations do not turn out how you envision, which leads to a re-do of the envisioned re-do. This particular lamp re-do falls in this category. With that said, I feel the need to call this blog entry: Lamp Camp - 101 and include the "during" pictures of this project. Everyone should be aware that not all do-it-yourself projects turn out wonderful on your first go-round! {...proof below}

This lamp was given to me by my grandmother (a.k.a Bevy). According to Bevy, back in the day this lamp was considered the "it" I hope my re-do does not disappoint!

Here is a preview of the before. Not too terrible if you have orange decor, however not the case in our house.


I knew the lamp would go in our study so I decided to paint the base of the lamp a color that would match well with our oversized golden yellow chair and the wood wall. This led to my choice in (what I thought was a golden) paint color...but as you can see below the color I chose did not turn out how I envisioned. I hate to say it, but it looks like someone peed on the base of this lamp. No bueno.

As they say in showbiz, the show must go on (and in this case the re-do must go on)! More paint MUST go on! I couldn't take looking at the base of the lamp any longer so I hurried to the store and bought three more colors (3 for a $1 at Michaels). I didn't want to risk choosing another horrible hue, but no worries blog followers...Round 2 was successful!

Instead of painting the lamp shade, I decided to pick out a textured fabric and recover. Did you know with some fabric, scissors and LOTS of fabric glue, you can have yourself a new snazzy lamp shade? It's true.

And with that said, I would like to present the NEW lamp in our study. Ta-da!


Obviously, this lamp re-do did not brighten Bayley's day, but I hope it brightens yours and you feel somewhat enlightened!

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