Friday, July 9, 2010

Flashback Friday~Thrift Store Lamp

Quite a while ago, I purchased this little lamp for $5.00 at the thrift store. It wasn't in bad shape, and it worked. It just needed a little something, something to spruce it up a bit :)
BEFORE:
I spray painted the base a nice chocolate brown color and then I took my handy dandy crop-a-dile and punched holes all the way around the shade and four rows high.  Then I took pieces of ribbon and threaded them into the holes and tied them.

I am not going to lie.  It took FOREVER to do!  The results are cute though :)
AFTER:
Hope you are having a FANTASTIC FRIDAY!!!

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36 comments:

Cassie said...

Stopping by from Follow Me Chickadee... I dig thrift store treasures too! Happy Friday!

Tom said...

Nice lamps. I like them!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! :o)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Cute! Definitely not boring. Love the shade redo.

Katie Jeans Jewelry said...

New follower. Love all your ideas.
www.katiejeansjewelry.blogspot.com

Estylo Jewelry said...

Hi there, I found you from the Friday Social Parade. looking forward to more of your blog posts!

Sandra - Estylo Jewelry

Hootiebee said...

Cute and Unique! I found you from Social Parade. Hope you can stop by and see me at www.hootiebee.blogspot.com

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

That is so cute!!!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

PS I've been snooping through your blog and I LOVE it!! I will be following now!! :)

mommyof4 said...

Sweet! That is so cool! Following from friendly friday! Have a good weekend!

Life in Rehab said...

Totally worth the time it took!

mle said...

So festive now!! Cute!!

Threeundertwo said...

My brain would never have been able to transform that before picture to that after picture. What amazing creativity! Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World said...

I love your blog! I'm a new follower from Friendly Friday.

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

your lamp made me SMILE!

DO COME SHARE IT with our readers here: http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-5/

it's really a linky reserved for tutorials, but you make your project sound so simple ...

i gotta try this..
:-)

thx for the tute, also

Sharon Cohen said...

I finally made it from Welcome Wednesday and am glad that I did. Anyway, I've connected as a Google Friend so I'll see your new posts in my daily reader. I love that lamp redo - I've got an old lamp I should do that to. Hmm. I cannot wait to see what you do next.

Drop in to my blog when you can. Follow if it intrigues, uplifts or otherwise pleases you. I write about wives encouraging, appreciating and respecting their husbands. I know - it's an old fashioned idea in need of modern restoration.

Krissy @ ArtsyMom said...

Such a pretty lamp!! I love to go to thrift stores and then fix things up. :)

Following from Friendly Friday Follow!! :) Hopefully you can visit us back and do the same!! Have a great weekend!

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angela said...

Coming from the Blog Hop & love what I see so far! The lamp is adorable.

Debbie said...

I love this Lori....I have a lamp project I did and this reminds me so much of it....I have not posted it yet, very soon though....yours is great, fun too! Thanks for joining in on the party. Debbie

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great lamps...Love your blog..Happy Friday

Victoria said...

you did a great job spicing it up!

I'm your newest follower from follow me chickadee Fridays :)

~Victoria
http://adventuresinmommyhood.net

allthingsnew said...

Hi Lori!

Good job on totally transforming that lamp! We are remodeling our house right now, and I'm looking forward to learning how to do some of this stuff myself!

I am following you now from a Friday hop! Hope you'll stop by my blog and check out the Low Entry Lowdown (list of low entry giveaways from many different sites) or any of the deals/bargains posted.

Happy Friday :)

Blessings,
Stephanie
Ten Talents...

Inspiring You To Save! said...

Thanks for following me. I'm your newest follower.

This Mama Rocks said...

Great blog! Thank you for stopping by the featured blog. I am a new follower :)

Lauren said...

Thanks for stopping by and joining my Friendship Friday Blog Hop! I hope you had a wonderful FF and have a great weekend!

I hope you can stop by from time to time!

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XOXOXO
Lo

Annie Y said...

Great job! I absolutely love what you did with this lamp!

Ashley said...

I'm a new follower of yours from the Tuesday Tag-Along on Tweepoppets. I'm just catching up! Crafts and paisley! Whats not to love!
http://woolyworldneedlfelt.blogspot.com

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I came over from Debbie Doos! your right that is sooo cute, great job!

Carol

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

That is cute!
Glad you stopped by Friendly Friday! :)

Charity said...

Hi! I'm a new follower!!! Great lamp!!

Mhel said...

Hi! thanks for following! following you back now. love the pimped out vase and the chalkboard too!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I think it turned out fantastic looking!!
Well worth the time!!

Debbie

The Harris Family said...

Super cute! The ribbon looks so cute and really makes the lamp.
-Crystal

P.s. Thanks for stopping by my blog and linking up. Every Friday I have a craft link up and every wednesday I have a craft challenge link up. Thanks for joining in!

threedifferent said...

Wow, how creative!

Found you through It's Friday I'm Hopping - hope you'll come by for a visit

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Its A Blog Party said...

Wow! It looks great! The time put into it was well worth it!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Carla said...

WOW! It's flamboyant and perfect! Very girly :o)