Monday, May 26, 2014

lamp revamp

I love that with a little paint you can pretty much transform anything. Recently I decide to give one our pole lamps a big bold, colorful makeover!
I purchased a wood pole lamp from Target a couple of years ago and to be honest, it was  a little bit boring for my taste but I loved the shape. So with a little paint I decided to transform the lamp and combine my two favorite things- stripes and floral print.

I started by painting the lampshade. I wanted big bold and expressive flowers so I added color quickly with different sized paint brushes.

Then I added simple details over the top of my color. Again, I wanted the floral design to be expressive so I only added enough details (dots and lines) to create the "feel" of flowers.

Last, I painted black and white stripes on the pole.

The result is a really fun and whimsical lamp that is more my style!



22 comments:

  1. WOW, that is so gorgeous!! Love it! :D <3

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  2. muriel3:48 AM

    Great! It surely gives your lamp a different identity.

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  3. it's just gorgeous!!!

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  4. I love it! I have an old boring lamp here and now I know what to do with it :) Thank you very much!

    Sigi

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  5. It's just so lovely !

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  6. Love this! Any special paint instructions for the wood?

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  7. there is no end to your creativity. fabulous

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  8. Have to say, I love it..it took me back to my younger days when i used to transform everything!..maybe it's time I started it again...
    I wanted to know if you you used acrylic paint on the shade, pole etc. you probably have lots of different media but I would be starting over..all i have right now are acrylics in tubes...

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  9. Louise10:32 AM

    I have an ugly inherited lamp that this will be perfect for. Thanks.

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  10. A magnificent transformation!!!!

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  11. That is fabulous! I love that mix of expressive and controlled, color and black-and-white. Fun!

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  12. Awesome make-over!! Love it!

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  13. Love love love love love it!!!! You are brilliant, as always <3. I would love to do the same thing in a watercolor style! With gold somewhere :D

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  14. Really like it. I love painting, colors...your amazing blog with lot of colors...

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  15. Crazy what paint and creativity can do! Love it!

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  16. Be sure to let target know so that they can license it and we can all own an ab lamp!

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  17. Ummmm....pretty sure this is the best lamp in the history of ever!

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  18. such an amazing transformation. Great Job!!

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