Sunday, May 16, 2010

GW lamp, GS shade

So after seeing sooo many good GW finds in everyone else's home in blog land, I've started to frequent the store more often. I've found some little glass dishes and candy bowls that I love, a framed canvas pictured that I bought just for the frame (I'll cover the canvas and do my own bit) but this lamp was my gem! Well, doesn't look like much to begin with, but for $4...I could risk it not working!


Here is my end table in the livingroom with the old lamp. Too spindle-y and not enough "GERTH" if ya know what I mean! Something chunky, something a little more...me!

So because the wall behind my couch is chocolate brown, I knew I would need to paint it. I have alot of white and cream accents with my big lantern, newel post, ceiling tins on the wall and my shutter with the flower boxes in them. So it was only right to continue with the cream.

I roughed it up with some sandpaper, and used my Warm Scones sample from Ace Hardware and threw two sloppy coats on this baby! It already had some pits, cracks and knicks in it, so I just made ure that the paint did not fully cover those!

Um! Super happy with it...even without a shade. Gotta find a shade! So yesterday while out snooping around garage sales, I found this pretty little thing! Vintage, retro, original...LOVE HER! I prayed the whole way home hoping it would be the right size for the lamp! But at only $2 there was no way of passing her up!


So whatch think? Is it a right fit? Look at her details! I. love. her. Yes...Its a her! Just the right amount of whimsy with the vintage, rusty, chippy accents in my livingroom...and even the more modern couch!

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23 comments:

alwayslearning said...

It looks good. It's OK if it doesn't look like everybody else's lamp! Love the dots.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Nice job...the lamp looks way more interesting the way you customized it!

Melissa said...

The shade is adorable with her new paint job.

BTW if you find a lamp you love that doesn't work - a lot of small hardware stores (like Ace which is a franchise chain) have small shops that will fix them for you. I have one at my local Ace right now.

kim said...

Cute lamp and the shade is perfect. Great finds.

Anita said...

Oh so cute. Both the lamp and the shade!

Kristi said...

They look great together. Good job on the lamp!

Frugal Mama said...

A perfect match! Love the lamp and dotted shade.

Atticmag said...

Shade is a nice way to tie in the brown. Jane F.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I love the chunky, too. And that shade is definitely vintage. I remember my mom having some similar. Too cute.

GrannySue said...

Oh I think that it is just perfect. What a great job you did and what a wonderful difference.

Shelia said...

What a great job you did on your little lamp and that is the most darling little shade! I'm not coveting it at all, no no I'm not! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...

You did a great job, looks wonderful in your living room. Love that shade, you now have one of a kind lamp!! Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh wow! I adore it. What a wonderful metamorphosis.

Becolorful said...

That lamp I might be able to find but the shade was a special find. Together they are a real gem.
Pamela

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

OH that chunky lamp rocks!! Thanks for sharing!!

A Cottage Muse said...

You did a wonderful job...the shade is so adorable! I just love the name of your blog. So happy I stopped by!

Mary said...

Sweet shade and I love what you did with the lamp. I like your couch, too.

Jane said...

Your lamp redo is lovely. I especially love the shade. My parents had that exact shade in their bedroom in my childhood home.

Suzanne said...

Love your shade redo. It definitely has a funky, chunky appeal that is delightful!

Tonya said...

Love it! I just bought a $5 lamp that needs help.........thanks for the idea!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my goodness, that shade is to die for!!!! Love the lamp too. :)

luvtodecorate said...

I love it! Looks fabulous!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Love the lamp AND the blue sofa!! :)