Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Crafts: Floor Lamp Gets a New Look

This floor lamp served it's purpose for a few years in our home before moving on to our son's apartment.  When it found it's way back to us I thought I'd try refinishing it to give it new life.
First I sanded off a good deal of the burgundy color and applied a Rustoleum spray metal primer.
Then I sprayed a few coats of Rustoleum paint in silver.  I also did the shade but because it has a fabric quality to it, the final look is not perfect.  Most likely I will simply replace the shade.  

52 comments:

Our Japanese Sushi said...

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foxxy said...

The new paint sure did give it new life. I just love spray paint.

Liz said...

The lamps looks great! Nice job! And those banana chocolate chip muffins look incredible!!

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TheVirginiaHouse said...

Looks so much more "up-to-date"! Great job! Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!!!

La said...

It's like having a new lamp! La

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Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Looks even better than new! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday!

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Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Looks great! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence's Under $100 Party!

The Literary Lioness said...

The lamp looks great! And I want those banana chocolate chip muffins. Please make me some:)

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Katie Adams said...

I'm a new follower from "Follow Friday". I'm going to love reading your blog for tips around the house! *my hubby will too*

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Beth said...

New follower from Saturday Stalking for Savings, hope you'll follow back, thanks!

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Debbie said...

That was in some serious need of a makeover. THe white looks great, fresh and updated. Thanks for sharing and joining in on the party this week.

~Kimberly said...

Thanks for linking up to my linky party! Isn't spray paint wonderful?

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Very cool transformation! That spray paint looks awesome and shiny!

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Jamarah Crafty Creations said...

Hi Just calling by for the Sunday Blog hop. Hope your having a wonderful weekend. Come and check out my new look Blog. www.jamarahcraftycreations.blogspot.com Sarah

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great job....love the lamp

The Tablescaper said...

It is amazing what spray paint can do! Thanks so much for joining Seasonal Sundays!

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momstheword said...

I love a can of spray paint, lol! Recently I took a plastic orange pumpkin and sprayed it white, so that it match my sunroom better.

I only saw two buttons on your blog for memes you were linked to. I didn't see mine at all. Usually you have lots of buttons on there, so I don't know if something went wrong on your end or I'm blind and just not seeing them. (Hopefully it's not my computer).

Anyway, thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Krystal said...

I'm your newest follower from Mingle Mondays.

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Kimberlee said...

Wow, what a transformation! You would never suspect a red lamp hiding in there, LOL.
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Leah said...

Popping in from itsablogparty. Great post, it's amazing what a little spray paint can do!

Erin said...

You really updated that lamp. A new shade and it will look so current (although the silver shade looks great in the photo). Great job!

Jill said...

Lovely makeover for the lamp! Gotta love spraypaint!

Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit.

Hope you have a great week

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Keri S. said...

Just followed you from Mid-Week Mingle! Love your blog :)

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Carrie and Mike Groff said...

very crafty idea! Stopping by from Mid Week Mingle! :-) Enjoy the rest of your week!

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Jessica said...

Hey, visiting you via the blog hops!

Very creative with the lamp!!

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The floor lamp looks just gorgeous. I love it painted white. Hugs, Marty

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking good...a little paint works wonders!

Blessings,
Linda

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Boy, that lamp has certainly been put to good use. I like its new color and the shade looks fine fromt his distance. LOL

Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

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The White Whimsies said...

Just stopping by and following you. You can check out my blog at www.thewhitewhimsies.blogspot.com

FrugalMom said...

It looks really nice!

I would like to thank you for participating in The Wednesday Window. This week’s Wednesday Window is now live, and I hope you will come link up your best blog post.

genny said...

Hi, dropping by from mid week mingle. very nice work of art. cheers!

genny
http://gennyinabattle.blogspot.com

Toyin O. said...

nice looking lamps.

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Holly said...

The magic of paint! Great save on the lamp!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

It's LOVELY! I love the silver, what a great change! Way to go!

Elizabeth said...

Love this blog....pretty cool. Will have to make those muffins...I have some ripe bananas waiting. :)


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FrugalMom said...

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Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

Following from 40 Followers.

Wish I had time to do more stuff. I think our whole house would be revamped.

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Julie said...

Hey there! I'm your newest follower from Wobble Over Wednesday! Looking forward to reading more of your blog! You can visit me at...

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Ellen said...

Great lamp redo!!
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Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

How cute! It looks great.

I just found your blog on one of the Wednesday Blog Hops!! Have a great evening.

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Kristin said...

Hi, Stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. Following you now.

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Born 2 Be Mom said...

Looks great! I think I need to become friends with spraypaint, lol. You can accomplish so much with it!

I am following from the one of the blog hops! Would love for you to stop by and say hello some time :) Be sure to check out my Giveaway for an EcoMom giftcard! Have a wonderful weekend!

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jamfiescreations1 said...

Hello, following from the Friday Follow over 40 Hop. I love your lamp project.

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Shanee said...

I'm your newest follower from the Monday Blog Hops. Come check out my blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!

Deb K said...

I am now following you from the Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop!

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Made By Gen said...

Cute! A follower from Hop Along Friday. Merry Christmas.

Sonneman said...

Fabulous Floor Lamps! Nice work! Thanks for doing this blog. I love how lighting can change the entire appearance of a room! Amazing!!!

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