Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lamp ReVeal

 
                            Before                     After






I got this lamp at a thrift store for $8.  It was marked 15 but The cheap skate I am went and asked if it could be marked down. 
I thought it couldnt hurt to ask.... (bat the eyes...flirt a little... you know)  HA!

 just kidding.

 He was nice and  just lowered the price for me with out any of the other stuff! LOL

So I tried it ALL to get the roses off.  My friend bought a lamp with roses on it and they just scraped off. go here to see hers. 

I tried to scrape it off with sand paper, putty knife, all the dangerous solvents.  Acetone.

YOu get the IDea.

I thought that i would tape it off where the roses were and spray paint only those sections.

like this.  When I took this photo I had finished painting and staining the brass.


I guess I forgot to take a photo of the way it looked after I color blocked.  (thats what I am going to call it)

It didnt look right. So I let it sit while I thought of what to do....

Then one day I was watching the Nate burkess show.
They did a Segment on MIrror SPray Paint.  I Knew I had to try it. 

I bought a can at a local craft store, Home Depot didnt carry it.

Then I sprayed the entire glass bulb.   I love the result.

I wasnt sure about what to use as a shade.  So I used the top half of the one it came with and cut the bottom half wire in half.  I also shortened it.  I wanted to see all the lamp had to offer.  Then I taped and glued it so the sphere wasnt so big.  I also added some burlap and mini white pom-poms. 

I think It will have a permanant spot in my bedroom.  But I dont have the furniture its permanantly goin to sit on done yet.  My Mother in law bought me a dresser that I cannot say enough about.  It so Cute:)  I will be working on it soon.  Pictures to come

Happy Tuesday!! 

Also Get your Mothers Day Jewelry orders in soon so They will ship on time:)

xoxo, heidi 

Also i will be linking this up!  SO go to my link page to see where I party!  and as always thank you for the link up ladies!

10 comments:

  1. *DROOOOL* I have been looking for a lamp like that FOREVER! What a find, Heidi! I looooove it!

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  2. Hi Heidi-I left you a comment in a previous post @at your yummy soft pretzels. My blog is about food and thrift finds...LOL, it is called food and thrift finds!

    Love how you find great thrift items too, but I'm not so creative with things to re-create into an all new look. Just love to find great thrift items. Love your new look on your lamp...priceless!!!

    I'm your newest follower, please stop by my blog, and follow if you would like to!

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  3. Oh it's so sweet and girly! I really like the mirror spraypaint!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  4. Wow this looks beautiful! I am a new follower!
    dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

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  5. This looks great! BTW, I'm passing the Versatile Blogger award on to you (if you don't have it already!) http://www.cutthecraft.com/2011/05/im-versatile-blogger.html

    Megan
    www.CutTheCraft.com

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  6. OK question, will the paint scrap off if you scratch it?

    This is so dang cute!! I love the way this turned out!! I am so going to try this!!!

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  7. This is gorgeous! Great makeovr!

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  8. Ok, this is cool. I have wondered so many times how to cover up designs on glass. What a great tip! Thanks for sharing!

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