Thursday

Old pair of lamps.



While turning my entire townhouse "White and Blue" I noticed two really old lamps that
were sitting on two end tables... "Well, they could be white also", I thought!


Out came the "Spray Paint"! I took a bit of time to "tape" the areas that were to be 'silver' or 'pewter', not sure at this point?

 

While I thought about the color choices for the lamp base, I went to work to cover the two shades.. I had this nice fabric hiding away from another project and thought it might just be cute.. and it was just a small piece of fabric.. enough for the lamps. I had some white trim for the top and bottom edges.. turned out nice!


You know, "I think it's a  perfect color"!


Once the "White" was spayed and dried I took out the 'pewter' craft paint and did the design on both the bottom and the top of the lamps.





Now 'that's better'!  Goes with my "All over white" theme!

Wonder what I can 'paint next'? 
The townhouse is getting such a 'face-lift'... One day it will be finished.. (one day) I will walk around each room and get some photos... 
(At the speed I'm going with this entire Reno, may be months!)













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19 comments:

Anita said...

Those turned out great! I was thinking of painting my pair in the bedroom too. Now that I see how good yours look I think I will!

Debbie said...

Those look fabulous! I love the shade just as much as the paint.

I'm so fond of blue and white yet have only one room really devoted to it.

Granny J said...

Love the lamps. You did a fabulous job on the lamp shades.

Angie said...

wow! The lamps look great! Good Job!

Lourie said...

Those came out great! Amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do.

thesimpledaze said...

Love the redo on the lamps and the shades.I know just what your talking about when you say it could take months on your total redo.I am changing my whole house into a new look also.I was very primitive for years and then all the sudden in March I decided to change my look totally to the country cottage.So everything is getting painted white, red, or light green.The kitchen is pretty much done except for finding more eye candy.Now I am doing the dining room and this one will take awhile cause I seem to be moving slower.Anyway can't wait to see your pics of your total redo.

Southerner said...

It looks great. I love that fabric.

Julie said...

I love the lamps. That fabric looks alot like the fabric I want to use to cover pillows for my bedroom.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Wow...your lamps turned out beautiful! What an amazing transformation!
Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comment about my kitchen. You've made my day! ;-)
Have a great weekend!
~ Jo

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Beautiful! Love the metallic accent! Great job!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing transformation! You are so clever!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

These turned out looking very high end! Don't you love using the stuff you already have for projects? It's double satisfaction! Thanks for sharing your talents on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

TheCraftInMe said...

Love it, the fabric is beautiful and the trim pulls it all together!

Marti @ The Next Fifty Years said...

I really like the touch of pewter on there. I'll have to look for that paint and try it on something.

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply stunning!

Mfeadowsweet Cottage said...

You added your own touch with the pewter accents--great idea :)

Laura said...

What a great transformation!

I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog and I'd love it if you stopped by.

Laura @ along for the ride

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Oh HO -- Those are now beautiful! So fresh and inviting. You would NEVER know it was the same light!

Susan said...

Your lamps are gorgeous!!