Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lamps

Today is Nester's Lampapalooza Party. Here's what I've got to show you . . .

Here's the thrift store lamp I bought for a couple bucks. This picture does not do its ugliness justice. A couple coats of oil rubbed bronze spray paint, add a new lampshade from my closet, throw a tassel at it . . .

Not bad!
Next up, my bathroom chandelier:
I love it, but I hated the chain. I really wanted to sew one of those cute cord covers but didn't have time. So I broke out the hot glue gun.

I cut a very long piece of extra fabric I had sitting in my "to do" pile, and I glued that sucker right on.
Well, I didn't actually glue it to the chain, but I did fold a little hem and glued that. Then I slipped it on the chain.
Can't even tell, can you? My one piece of advice if you try this is, try to go light on the hot glue. It's difficult to get the fabric to bunch up naturally if there is too much glue on it.
This is the most recent addition:
Mr. Jones replaced the nasty builder-brass lights out front. They were pretty cheap, and it made a huge difference.
For more Lampapalooza, stop by Nesting Place.

19 comments:

emily said...

oooo! I love them all, but especially that one you painted black. Simply lovely.

MiMi said...

I'm telling you, I did not know that lighting could be so cool! I love your idea for covering the cord..oh! It just hit me! I'm gonna do that for my chandelier in my dining room! I hate that cord!!! And I was trying to think of a way to spray paint it without making a huge mess or taking it down. Aha! This will be better than spray paint! Thank you thank you Mrs. Jones!!! : )
Macey

Allidink said...

Hey I like what you did with your lamps! I love the tassel on the one lamp so cute!

All the best,
Allison

Martha said...

Your lamps are lampilicious, Mrs. Jones!! I really love what you've done with that floor lamp!

xoxox,
mvz

TheOldPostRoad said...

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Christina said...

Love them all. The chain cover looks great!

Chrissie Grace said...

I love them all, but the chandelier trick is great.
Love your style!
xo,
Chrissie

Mandi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the lamps, esp. the cord cover on the chandy. So glad to see you get some kudos from the Nester too! Great job!

Brought to you by the letter K. said...

Your spray lamp looks fantastic!! Great job!

And thankyou for the hot glue idea on the chandy chord cover. I need one of those, as well, but haven't found time to *attempt* to sew one. Very smart!

Maya said...

Love your header! And the chandelier just looks amazing, I really like the cord cover, beautifully done.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Gorgeous lighting! The first one is my absolute FAVE. What a transformation. The wondrous abilities of spray paint never cease to amaze me.

~Amanda

Tricia Anne said...

What a great lamp redo!! The rubbed bronze looks fantastic, especially with the new lampshade. :o)
I really like how you created the cover for your chain. It looks so soft! :o)
Have a very nice day!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Beth said...

I love your big bathroom. Great post!

Rachel said...

Wow I love this post!! The transformations are amazing, you did such a great job! So do you want to come over to my old farmhouse and do your magic here? No pressure. :)

Carrie said...

oh your lamps are great!

MiMi said...

Ok, Mrs. Jones. Where are you?? : )
Macey

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Pink & Green Mama said...

Great job!! As soon as I saw the first lamp photo I thought, she should paint it black... and you did! It looks fantastic, I also love the slip cover for the chain.

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