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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I’ve been thinking about lighting for a while now, keeping my eye out for table lamps and fixtures to refinish.  Just to keep the flame alive, when I’m not shopping, I spend my time looking for inspiration.  I’ve found a few delightful before and after lamp projects.

refinished lamp re-purposed

re-purposed lamp refinished

This lamp was refinished by Domestic Superhero.  You can read about her process in detail on her blog.  See how things turned out and what went wrong.  She learned a valuable lesson with her serious shade struggle and I hope I have now too!

re-purposed refinished lamp

Love the pineapple and the price… ohh so Tommy Bahama (the pineapple not the price).  Little Miss Penny Wenny re-purposed this beautiful masterpiece.

re-purposed refinished lamp

Kinda reminds me of milk glass.  She refinished the shade too, I love the fabric and the ribbon.  You’ll find the entire room makeover on Little Miss Penny Wenny’s blog.

re-purposed refinished lamp

re-purposed refinished lamp

Now here’s a girl after my own heart.  Ya gotta love silver leaf, the texture is so beautiful.  You can find a few more silver leaf projects on Sensational Girl’s blog.  My experience with silver leaf is sorted I’ve created a beautiful project or two, and every bit as grand a mess.  Perhaps I’ll wait until I’m invited over to a friend’s place, for Art Therapy, to start my next silver leaf project  : )