Monday, September 9, 2013

SO GLAD I KEPT HER.

Well this is the lamp that my sister Alina no longer wanted, thank you so much! I could not let her go to the garage sale pile, I thought it would be such a waste. I think the older I get the harder it gets for me to throw away perfectly good things. I have become my mom, lol. Why do you suppose that is????
 All I did was paint the solid wood vase in a creamy off white and since the black was already the under coat, it made things very easy for me. A little sanding and I was all done. For the lamp shade all I did was play with some of my vintage bridal  trims, a few flowers that I already had made and a little jewelry to give it a bit more sparkle and she was perfect. Now she's a shabby keeper.
  
 
 
 



 






12 comments:

  1. Happily, you kept this so nice lamp ! Love the flowers decorations are lovely (they would suit exactly with my costume for the Venice carnival where I'll go again in 2014 !)

    xoxo from PARIS

    Joëlle

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  2. I love that lamp. You blinged her up very nicely. I bought that same exact lamp with the matching side table one at a yard sale for 5 dollars both. I did keep mine black since it matches my home. Ana

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  3. It looks as if there's a bit of a lovely mocha glaze on the base, too. I love a warmer white like that!

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  4. Marlene, she is so gorgeous! Love the beautiful embellishments.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  5. A great save Marlene. Your lamp came out gorgeous. Dose our Sister want her lamp back now? : )
    Wow, love all your beautiful details to it. Did you use special paint for the lamp post? Thanks for sharing.
    Also, thank you for your sweet comment too.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  6. Your lamp is gorgeous! Besides how you decorated the shade, I love the chippy paint effect too.

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  7. Oh my but this lamp is gorgeous!!! As always you did a superb job altering it into such a beauty!!! I guess I must be getting old too because I DON'T seem to toss anything these days... lol!!!

    So glad I stopped by to say "hi" as I'm just returning after some time away -- I wouldn't have wanted to miss this now that I've seen it!

    Hugs, my friend!

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  8. Love this lamp!! You gave it new (beautiful) life! :)
    Susan

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  9. You are not kidding! She is definitely a keeper now! You beautifully illustrate with your "new" lamp how easy it can be to upcycle something into gorgeousness! You have done an amazing job, and I adore the trims you put on the shade. Shabby perfection!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Miss your videos. Hope all is well. Alease

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  11. Hi Marlene! I just caught up on your posts here! Oh I do miss your videos ! Miss you my friend. God bless you and your Honey. Janet =D

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  12. We have a saying here that goes somehow like this "keep what you don't want and you'll find it when you need" and it works most of the time... I don't know how many times I say this "So glad I kept this".
    We should never give up on life. Even on things. Maybe you'll learn something to absolutely transform a meh piece into something outstaning. You did! Turned out so you that I'm also glad you kept her :) Awesome piece it turned out to be :)
    Enjoy!
    Teresa

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