Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lamp re-vamp

I don't like clothes shopping. Shopping groceries - no fun. To motivate me to get the grocery shopping done I treat myself with a stop at my favourite goodwill/thrift store. THAT makes my heart beat faster.

This must be the most quirky find recently:


While being nearly so kitchy that it had been fun to keep the lamp foot as it was, I still decided to give it a little make over:


I gave it a good cleaning, filled it with fake apples and glued some burlap around the yellowed plastic base...


I like how it adds some fun to my living room. The shade I got at another goodwill. It looked like new!

And I like how I can chance what's inside the lamp.
Any ideas what I can stuff inside?

Edit: 
Mr Viking likes the lamp.
He thinks I should fill her with candy.
I think she won't be left alone with candy inside. ;)



13 comments:

Kim said...

I LOVE the lamp! I now will have my eyes open for a glass lamp I can fill when I go thrifting!

eba said...

For en stilig lampe!! Vet ikke om jeg hadde sett mulighetene med den selv... men denne kan du jo fylle med hva som helst! Kongler, f.eks... :)

Fiona said...

That is so cool, I've never seen a lamp like that! It was truly horrible as you found it and now it looks like an expensive designer item! You could put nuts or pebbles or pine cones or fake snow or oranges or sewing things (vintage threads) or thick brown string or ... Lots of things! But the apples look nice and fresh!

michelle said...

I love the lamp with the apples and the burlap is perfect! Very pretty and really brightens it up!

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

I like it! Very nice. (And I also love shopping at thrift stores--so much fun!)

Andrea | HomageStyle.com said...

Love your lamp!

How about filling it with found objects or natural finds from the beach?

Or even a couple of small pieces of driftwood.

Or switch it up every month!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You did a wonderful transformation on that lamp! I love the burlap you added :-) The apples look real too.
Blessings,
Marcia

Anonymous said...

Putt en gullfisk inni (kanskje ikje så lurt med vann og strøm) Eller du kan hive ongane inni når dei ikje lye foreldrene sine. Tull og tøys fra meg Mrs L. Have a nice weekend :-)

Anonymous said...

Putt en gullfisk inni (kanskje ikje så lurt med vann og strøm) Eller du kan hive ongane inni når dei ikje lye foreldrene sine. Tull og tøys fra meg Mrs L. Have a nice weekend :-)

A Cottage Muse said...

Love it!! I sort of like the candy idea myself...tell them it is fake candy!

Margitta said...

Very good ideas - a gold fish would be neat! But will he survive?
Vintage sewing stuff is cool, I actually have some things... hmmm

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

That is simply beautiful... I wouldn't have thought to do that. what a great idea! please come link this to our party over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-heart-shaped-ice.html

Have a great weekend!

Ches said...

Really cute lamp, love the touch of green and the twine.