Wednesday, July 4, 2012

THE OLE' SWITCH-ER-ROO - LAMP REDO !


I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO
SOMETHING TO THIS OLD POTTERY BARN 
LAMP THAT I GOT AT A GARAGE SALE
FOR $8.00

HERE IT IS...

IM NOT TO CRAZY ABOUT THE
SHADE...

AND THEN THERE IS THIS
OLD OUTSIDE LIGHT THAT I HAD
GOT IN A THRIFT STORE
AND HAD SPRAY PAINTED.
BUT THE INSIDE THAT HOLDS 
THE BULBS WAS KINDA FALLING
APART....


SO I THOUGHT WHY NOT 
COMBINE THE TWO LIGHTS
TO MAKE ONE THAT I COULD
BE HAPPY WITH.

SO I TOOK OUT THE GUTS OF THE
OLD OUTDOOR LIGHT AND
WIRED IT TO THE POTTER BARN
BASE AND THIS IS WHAT I GOT!


KINDA HARD TO TAKE PICTURES
WITH THE LIGHT BULB ON BUT
YOU GET THE POINT...












AND ONE WITH THE BULB OFF

I USED BLACK PICTURE WIRE TO
WRAP THE SHADE TO THE BASE.
AND FLANKED THE LAMP 
WITH AN ESTATE SALE FIND

I LOVE THE LAMP AND THE
VINTAGE FEEL IT NOW HAS.
AND I LOVE THE LIGHT AND
REFLECTIONS IT MAKES.
SO WHAT DO YOU THINK 
HIT OR MISS?

DO YOU HAVE ANY LAMPS THAT
YOU COULD DO THIS TO?
KEEP THE PAIRING IDEA IN MIND
WHEN THRIFTING!



46 comments:

  1. Total HIT! I love the shadow it casts on the wall. Wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, i like the refections it gives off too! That was just a bonus of the piece!

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  2. wow Lauren, i's absolutely gorgeous now. i love it.
    cheers Fiona

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  3. Hi Lauren,

    Very clever idea! I love your new lamp. Happy 4th!!

    Dee

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  4. HIT!!! I love it! I've got a lamp base just like that and I've been trying to decide what to do with it. I know now!! Thanks, great idea!! Found you on Pinterest.

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  5. I love this! Way better than the old Pottery Barn shade. Ifound your link on Embracing Change.

    Angela

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  6. adorable lamp, love what you did!

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  7. Lauren -- I love what you did with the lamps!

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  8. Love it! I think it's a hit. :)

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  9. This looks really great! I am usually not a fan of the light fixtures that reveal the bulbs, but this one really works for me! Great job!!

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  10. I love the lamp redo how smart. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping over!

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  11. absolute HIT!! Be careful, Pottery Barn might start knocking you off :) I would buy this version for sure!

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  12. Great combo! I have what we affectionately call the "lamp graveyard" in my garage. Maybe I could actually move some of those outta there if I'd rework them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. I like it...it reminds me of some vintage furniture in my grandma's basement that had that black wire in it.. kinda Morrocan!

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  14. Very Nice! love the look of black wrought iron. Good thinking!
    JoAnn

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  15. You clever girl. I love it! I'm visiting from Show & Tell. Great job.

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  16. Turned out great!
    thanks for showing it...
    Pat

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  17. very clever love how it turned out

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  18. Wow....looks great and that was some really good thinking.

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  19. Super cute! Loved how you used bits and pieces and came up with something you could love!

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  20. You do wonderful things...and I have you on a favorite....i use ASAP I have been able to cover in one coat.BUT NOW LOOKING TO MAKE MY OWN...HAVE you ever done this before....curious

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    1. Yes the receipe I posted I use all the time on a quite a few pieces , I love it.
      I wouldn't pay for the ascp again, too much money. And the diy is pretty much the same to me.

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  21. Love and yes I have bought from good will two to three and mixed with what I fould to make items....example..minnow buckets to lamps...and the other side of a lamp to a shappy chic.The mix is all part of the fun...think out of the box is a life style...I am a new blogger and curious how you made your Linky PARTY Board. I want to do one on my blog...but honestly a lil computer lacking...

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    1. i don't have a link party and not even sure of how you would do this.
      maybe down the road i will.

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  22. That looks pretty cool Lauren - I like your redo so much better!!!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  23. What a beautiful lamp, and a great idea that uses recycled materials--I love it!

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  24. I love this lamp. What a great transformation!

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  25. Outstanding and a great way to think outside the box! Love this look!

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  26. This is amazing, I love the way it came out and the two pieces work so well together and make such a cute lamp! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  27. so unique and clever, lauren! it looks awesome! :)

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  28. Oh, absolutely a hit, Lauren! I love the two lamps combined!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week. Be sure to stop in tonight, and see yourself featured.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  29. Love the lamp! Clever girl! Sharing the spotlight with you at Brambleberry Cottage. Happy to have found you.

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    1. happy to have found you as well, and thanks so much for the comment on my lamp! I became a follower of yours as well!

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  30. awesome light! i love the reflection/shadows it casts!

    gail

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  31. I love it too, Lauren. Way to be creative. Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  32. This lamp looks amazing!
    What a big improvement!;)
    Lovely greetings...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.de/

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  33. Great thinking! You're so creative! Love it! :)

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  34. Not a finger!!! You used up all the glue on purpose, LOL. My fav movie :) Also, I own that lamp and I put it out each Christmas, ha ha ha. Love your redo, I'd leave that one out all year :)))

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