Thursday, May 30, 2013

Flea Market Flip - Lamp Makeover

While I am taking a break from painting the exterior of our house again, I thought I would show you what I did with those brass lamps that I bought at the flea market a few weeks ago.

Here are the lamps before.



Here they are now.



I knew when I bought them that I was going to spray paint them but wasn't sure what color.  A few weeks ago, I decided on orange.  Our house is very colorful so, I thought I'd incorporate a color that I rarely ever use.




I found this orange geometric fabric on fabric.com.  It is called P Kaufman indoor/outdoor fabric in Soho Sorbet.  It also comes in a blue color.



I bought 2 drum shades from Target and covered them with the fabric.  I don't have a tutorial because there is literally dozens of tutorials in blogland.  HGTV.com has a really good tutorial.



The spray paint I used is Rust-oleum American Accents Ultra Cover in Gloss Real Orange.



This is a little glimpse into the room that I am now working on which is our living room.  I painted the black and white stripe feature wall last year.  The carpet is hideous and will be removed here in a few weeks.  I am so excited about that.  I have been wanting to remove this carpet for 4 years.    


I am also working on a project in the hallway.  The wall next to the office door (the door with the chalkboard faux molding) is getting some much needed attention.

I better get back to painting outside.  I have lots of projects going on right now.  I just need more hours in the day to get them all done.

60 comments:

  1. Beautiful transformation of your lamps! love the orange! so pretty; it adds a nice punch of color to the space! :-) good luck with removing the carpet and your other projects!
    Ingrid

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  2. So pretty, Lauren! Nice pop of color. I love those dog/dragon thingy's, too. Did you paint those?
    I'm visiting you today from Common Ground. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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    1. The fu dogs (the dragon thingys) are from Pier 1 and I did paint them. They were a turquoise color. I plan on repainting them for the living room makeover though. I am going to stop by your party right now if I am not to late.

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  3. Oh my! These are gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors....! FAB u lous!!!

    Was it hard to cover the shades? I have never tried that..... :)


    hugs xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Crystelle, I am not going to lie. It was a little difficult to cover the lamp shades. Your fabric has to be cut exactly right or it will get all crooked. Kind of a pain.

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  4. Those lamps are crazy awesome!! I never used to like orange, but for some reason, it's really growing on me this season. Love the fabric choice on the shades, too. Thanks so much for sharing (saw it on Fun in Functional)!

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

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  5. They turned out so great! I am dying to do this for some lamps in our bedroom, but I have had no luck finding ones at thrift stores or yard sales. Ugh. Must look harder. I popped over from Practically Functional...thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  6. I love a good lamp makeover!!I just popped over from Serenity Now...love your style!

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  7. Great transformation! I barely have a 'new' lamp in our whole house, they are so fun to fix up!! I love the orange:)
    Krista

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  8. I love me a great lamp makeover! I swear I can't walk through a garage sale or flea market without wanting to buy one to save. Yours turned out awesome...the orange is perfection.

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  9. The lamps turned out wonderful! Love the pattern on the lamp shade-the orange is really fun.

    Thanks for sharing this great post on our BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday Link and Hop.

    See you again soon.
    BeBetsy Link and Hop

    Sharon and Denise

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  10. These are so fun and gorgeous! Love the bright pop of color!

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  11. Your post caught my eye because my goal for the summer is to update some of my own lamps. These are totally gorgeous and I am inspired! Thanks!

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  12. Love that pop of color against your black and white walls. I'm visiting from the It's Overflowing link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  13. Wowie Zowie what a difference! I'm new to your blog and I'm lovin all your stuff, ok gotta go back to reading your posts :) Michelle

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  14. These are beautiful! Nice job!

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  15. Love the transformation! They really pop against your striped wall! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/sunday-linky-party-10.html

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    1. Thanks for inviting me to your party. I am all linked up. I have a party as well and would love it if you link up sometime. Thanks again.

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  16. Oh my goodness. I love them. You are going to make me look at lamps in a whole new light. How inspiring. You have a great design eye!

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  17. Lauren - I love the lamps. I just bought one that needs to be painted - I got it for $2 at a consignment store, I got the shade for $9.99! I can't wait to paint it!

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    1. Wow Katy. What a deal. I wish I could have found the lamps for that cheap.

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  18. Love that you chose orange. They stand out against the black and white wall beautifully.

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  19. Love the redo! I just bought a pair of bronze lamps from my local Goodwill and I want to do something similar... I just need to find a shade and/or fabric that I like, which seems to be pretty hard!

    I would love it if you would link up at Martha Mondays, open now through Wednesday night!

    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2013/06/martha-mondays-link-up-party-features-63.html

    ~Amanda
    www.watchoutmartha.net

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  20. Heck yes! Those are AWESOME! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!

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  21. HI Lauren
    Visiting from I Should be Mopping....'s linky party. Love your orange lamp transformations. I recovered two lamp shades a few years back--it did require my taking the old shade (which was broken anyway) to create a pattern to get it just right. Yours look amazing. Now following you and look forward to catching up on your posts. Hope you can come by Altered Artworks for a visit and a cup of coffee!
    Doreen

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  22. I'm sharing this on Twitter! Love it! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday. --Katie

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  23. Lauren your lamps look gorgeous! The color is simply perfect for your space. And how pretty are those shades...you really did make the most out of those flea market brass lamps!
    Visiting from Make the Scene Monday party!
    XO Barbara

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  24. Oh WOW! I adore orange, so I may be a little biased -- but these look fabulous!! Beautifully done!

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  25. Wow, those lamps are gorgeous! I love how colorful they are, but they still match the rest of the decor just perfectly! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin it, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/06/7-creative-ideas-2/

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  26. I love these lamps! Great color! Visiting from the Sew Can Do link up!

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  27. What a beautiful transformation! Love the color! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  28. Gorgeous! Orange was a great pick!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey

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  29. Oh my goodness, those lamps are gorgeous! I love the interest the orange brings to your black and white walls!
    Restoration Beauty

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  30. Wow! I love the lamps. They went from outdated to modern that easily. I am always amazed at people who can see such treasures in junk. I didn't even know you could spray paint lamps. Thanks for the eye-opening experience. LOL!

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  31. Love, love, love this! So awesome! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  32. These look great!! Found you over at Embracing Change! New follower :) hope you can follow me too

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  33. How fun and dramatic!! Love how it turned out! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/06/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up.html
    Karin

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  34. I LOVE what you have done to these lamps! I am always finding funky lamps at the goodwill and have tons of ideas but never seem to follow through....This is a MUST DO! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along at www.frugalfitfamily.com

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  35. Fabulous makeover! I love the pop of orange against the stripes in your space. So chic!

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  36. They look great! I have a few lamps in the basement that I need to re-do...this gives me the inspiration and motivation to get them done sooner rather than later! Found you at the Tickled Pink link party...pinning!

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  37. Wow, they really look good now! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

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  38. I've visited your blog before but I just realized that I wasn't following you. I am now! I love what you've done with your lamps.

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  39. Love these! Orange is so hot right now, I have been trying to create some of my own items using it although I have never been an "orange" person. They have some really great fabrics in orange these days. Love them!

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  40. Love what you have done with these lamps! Stopped by from Inspire Me Blog Hop and pinned this!
    Corey from www.tinysidekick.com

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  41. Love the makeover! That orange is so fun against the black and white! Thanks for sharing at Time to Sparkle!

    Liz

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  42. I love your blog and your post about your lamps. I'm following you through bloglovin and would love for you to visit my blog at gloriouslymade.blogspot.com.
    I hope you have a good night. :)

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  43. I have 2 lamps just waiting to be redone! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along last week. Please come visit and link up at the lovely linky at www.leahinspired.com

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  44. Love the transformation. Much better now then when you bought them!
    I am new to your blog and look forward to reading more posts. Stop by and say hi over at www.captivatingcorner.com

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  45. You have been featured at Craftionary today.. :) Thanks for linking up!

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  46. love the new look of your lamps! :) gotta love paint!

    gail
    ps catching you this week

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  47. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  48. I love the punch of color the orange gives against the black and white. You really gave these lamps a new life and they look great. I'm going to share your project on my FB page today!

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  49. Fantastic redo! Btw, I love the name of your blog! Very clever. I'm your newest follower on G+.
    Sara @Tried & Twisted

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