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Friday, January 3, 2014

All Because of a Burlap Lampshade

While in the Salvation Army thrift store one day, I came across this burlap lampshade.
I loved it but walked away because really, where was I going to put it?
But then, like I usually do, I walked back over and picked it up. There were lots of lamps just a couple of feet away from this beautiful shade and surely I could look through them and find the perfect one right?

I found it.  I had to look past the orange though and imagine it with a makeover.
{pardon the mess on the table}

I painted the lamp and then added the shade. 
Perfect!  Just how I had imagined.

I put it in our bedroom.  It fit right in with the new makeover in there.  I promise I will show you the room but there is just one more big project that must be completed before it will be "finished."

I will give you a tiny peak into the room though.
Here is my dresser.  Also a 
Salvation Army find that got a French makeover.

The color I was talking about?  You can see a tiny bit of it here to the left of the dresser and also in the photo above...behind the lamp.

I love the color and will tell you all about it in another post!

Have a great day!!

xo and blessings,


Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks for coming by my blog now I have found you. Love your blog and have become a new follower.
Happy New Year. I cannot wait to visit more in 2014.

Barbara Lilian in France said...

You really do have an eye for turning other peoples junk into something fabulous. Love the lamp & the dresser makeover. I'm still struggling with Annie Sloan chalk paint. Everyone who uses it seem to think it's easy, I must read up on it & take a few tips from you.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Great job on the lamp, that shade would of been hard to pass up. Can't wait to see more of that lovely dresser!!!

Our Hopeful Home said...

I would have done exactly the same thing! That lamp shade is gorgeous. The lamp looks great, what kind and/or shade of paint did you use? It looks like matte (which I love), is that hard to achieve over a glossy porcelain finish? Your walls look gray, my new obsession in pinning (gray rooms!)xoKathleen

Heart Vintage Design said...

I love the way it turned out. Congrats on seeing past the orange!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm glad you saw past the orange. It's beautiful now. Love that dresser too!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

The lamp is beautiful as is the peek at your room! I'm almost done with my makeover!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

WOW- good job, love your making things perfectly awesome at a frugal price. Makes it twice as nice.

Well done, love it.

Unknown said...

The lamp looks great!I love the transformation from orange to white :). I've started following your blog.