Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Vintage Lamp Revamp

 I found this lamp at my local thrift store awhile ago and hadn't done anything with it.  When I moved this table into the living room, I needed a small lamp for it and remembered the one in the 'thrift store' box.

 Yep, that says $3.80.  This store always has such weird prices but hey, it was cheap and it works so who cares?

 I gave it a coat of Annie Sloan black chalk paint and a coat of clear wax.  After buffing it, I decided to add this verse to the shade:  "The unfolding of Your words gives light".  I printed the verse on paper, cut each word apart and rubbed chalk on the back.  After taping the words where I wanted them, I wrote over the paper with a pen which imprinted the letters on the shade.  I just used a paint pen to trace over them then.
 I'm really happy with the way this little corner turned out!  So, do you have a 'stash' of unused, potential projects you collect from thrift stores or do you do your projects right away?
Linking to these parties this week . . .
The DIY Showoff
Marvelous Mondays
From My Front Porch to Yours
Under the Table and Dreaming


  1. YOU DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB!!! I love this!

  2. You really did give it your special touch and make it more personal and beautiful. I have never used the Annie S. paint but everyone loves it. I brought home a jewelry box from the thrift store today and it was in perfect shape. I found a good place for it...but then where do I put the box that was there? heehee! I always have too much stuff! lol Hugs!

  3. Wow; it was really a nice idea to paint it. It looks amazing. My house is currently under renovation, so I have lots of thrifted things just waiting for less dusty day to come out of he cupboard!!!

  4. I love the lamp transformation Lauren!!! Your so clever.

  5. such an amazing blog
    congratulations honey!!!

  6. What a great treasure! Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  8. Hi Lauren,
    The lamp turned out great. Love your choice of verse...very appropriate :-) Love the idea...oh and great find. Love those thrift stores.

    Hugs and blessings,


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