Friday, November 12, 2010

Goodwill Lamp Updated

Among other things that got spray painted this past weekend was the larger of the two lamps pictured here, that I had picked up from Goodwill for my daughter.  If you recall the post where I first shared this lamp, it was this lovely shade of green.  It also had a crack in the base, which I filled with wood fill.  It did not have a shade.


Unfortunately, with the changing of the clocks that doesn't leave me enough daylight to take "after" pictures, unless I want to wait for the weekend; and I don't.  After the wood fill dried, I sanded the lamp and then spray painted with Rustoleum Black, satin finish. 


On a trip to Target this week, I found a lamp that was similar in height and used it to model some lampshades.  This lovely was the winner.  At $19.99 for the shade and $4.99 for the lamp, it still makes for a great bargain! 

What a great table lamp and I really love the shape.  I hope my daughter enjoys it!

Linking up with:

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Restorations - Something Old Something New at It's So Very Cheri


34 comments:

Content in a Cottage said...

Kathy, The lamp transformation is wonderful. Your daughter will love it for sure. Great job!
xo, Rosemary

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

The lamp turned out great.... Don't you wish there was a neverending supply of cheap lampshades at Goodwill?? I've had to pay more for shades than lamps A LOT lately, but that one is perfect for the cute black lamp.

Sailing Simply said...

Very nice! I have been looking for a tall lamp to go in my half bath at GW and other thrifts but to no avail as of yet. This one you found is just wonderful! I love it black too! Wonderful choice on the shade as well. It will look great wherever you put it. Great transformation!

Sassy Marsha said...

Fabulous, Kathy! LOL, funny isn't it, we find great bargains for the base but have to pay more for the shade!

One of these days I'm going to have to make it back down to Goodwill.

xxoo
Marsha

Jane said...

The lamp looks great. You picked out the perfect shade to go with it.
I know what you mean about no daylight now for pictures. I hate taking photos without natural light and I don't want to wait for the weekends to take photos either.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Jane

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

You turned a blah lamp into a classic! It looks great!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, it looks gorgeous. Love the lamp and the shade. Shades are so hard for me, and you picked a great one. Hugs, Marty

Angie said...

it looks great! and your counter tops are identical to mine I think.lol

Sandra said...

Hi Kathy! What a pretty transformation! You found the perfect shade and the base looks awesome in black! I bet she's gonna love it.
Sandra

Vanessa said...

Hi Kathy! Oh I love me a black lamp! :-) You did an awesome job and it is so funny because ever since I started blogging I feel like I am always on the look-out for what I can spray-paint! It's addicting! :-)
Vanessa

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOVE IT!! Love the black with the burlap colored shade...the perfect combination and a great transformation....I don't think I have bought a lamp in a retail store in two years!

She will love it!

Lou Cinda :)

Marlis said...

Love your new lamp.. it's a great bargain at 15... I always have trouble with shades!!! Thanks for dropping in..

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Great lamp redo. I am sure your daughter will love it. Thanks for stopping by "In His Grip" :o)

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Wow it turned out great! I love the finished project with the great shade. You are a visionary I think I would have looked seen the crack in the base and just left it. Great idea to use the wood filler and make a beautiful black lamp.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Kathy,
That lamp looks great - what would we do without paint!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend.

One Cheap B*tch said...

I have to pop into your Goodwill more!

Jeanine

Shaunna said...

Love revamping lamps! And I do love that shade...nicely done! -shaunna :)

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

It looks fantastic and I'm sure she will love it! I've been keeping my eyes open for a Goodwill lamp to redo too.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Great transformation!! I love your "new" lamp. :) I'm having the same trouble with the time change. Have to stop taking pictures by 4:30 and it stinks! haha.
~stopping by from Tatertots & Jello :)

Renae said...

Kathy!
You won the crown in the auction for Alberto Paz.
Send me an email and we'll work out the details!
moore.design1@gmail.com
Blessings, Renae (Moore Designs)

ButterYum said...

Perfect! I love pairing old bases with new shades. Great transformation!!

:)
ButterYum

Absolutely Ladylike said...

I love how the lamp turned out...and you are right it has such a sophisticated shape! Great job!

I hope your weekend is lovely dear Kathy, cheers: Evi

Jenny said...

looks great!!

Hanna said...

HI. I am your newest follower! Your blog is lovely and I love your ideas.

Hanna from www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Kathy honey your daughter will love this lamp. I love how you redid it. You are right that is a bargain. I so need to get my creative juices out especially since the holidays are here.
Hope your weekend is going great
Love
Maggie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kathy! Great redo on the lamp...your daughter should love it. Thank you for your comments on the house I decorated. It was a bit scary on that tall ladder. I could barely reach the top! Thank you for praying for little Lily too. What a precious little baby. I am praying for a miracle.

You asked about the chip and dip and Christmas cookies platter...I thought about selling them online, but like you, was not sure about the shipping. I would hate for them to get broke! They just throw those boxes! The brand is Mud Pie if you want to check them out online. They have some adorable stuff!

Thanks again for your visit. Sorry I haven't been by in a while! I'm missing being able to sit down and visit my favorite blogs. Take care, Kristen

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Well I certainly love it.. what a difference changing the color made.. what are the chances you'd come here for a few days and change all of my stuff:) please...

its beautiful and your daughter will adore it..

hugs
Sonny

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

PS.. would you be willing to share where you found the smaller harlequin paper you have on the back of your craft table. I love it and need something to put in a small corner cabinet I am working on... thanks so much..
Sonny

Manuela@TPOH said...

You transformed that lamp into a beauty!

Manuela

Creative Breathing said...

Thank you so much for all that you share. The colors in your home are the same as my own. I'm peaking in the background at wall colors as I ready to paint. I am helpless at this type of thing and appreciate so much your photographs. Your lamp looks new! Wonderful ideas here! Elizabeth

AB HOME Interiors said...

Spectacular transformation Kathy! Looks completely different!
xo
amanda

pk @ Room Remix said...

Lucky daughter to have mom shopping AND diying for her! Like the new look!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Great job. Once again, I never find anything at GW!

Home Lighting said...

Wow! You have magic hands. All the things you touch turn into something beautiful. Thanks for sharing this post :)

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