March 16, 2010

Re-vamped Lamps

Last spring, in between graduating college and loading up the U-haul to seek new adventures in D.C, I made one last trip to a favorite antique store. On my last visit I picked up a pair of teal pierced porcelain lamps that I swooned over for their shape and detail. The teal wasn't exactly the most stylish look so these lamps were in desperate need of a make-over.

Here's what a lot of patience, a tiny paint brush, and a few coats of paint got me:

And here's the not so glamorous before:

I think they look a hundred times better in white and they're so much easier to decorate with now that they're a neutral shade! What do you think?

11 comments:

  1. Love your re-vamped lamps! I totally agree that the shape is gorgeous, but that teal color doesn't do it justice! The white with the red shade is fabulous!

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  2. Love it! The white looks so crisp. You have got a great eye!

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  3. you did a fabulous job on them, love it in white, SO much better

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  4. Ummm AMAZING!!! Seriously. I'm obsessed. You have such an eye. Can we be friends??? XOXO Katie

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  5. What a great score- they look great in white, I think it was a good choice to paint them.

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  6. They look fabulous!! Good Job, Miss S & S. xoxo

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  7. Katie- Of course we can be friends! I need your sound judgement on all things stylish and wonderful! Our puppies can play too xx

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  8. The lamps look great! I would love to see a tour of your apartment sometime and how all your fabulous projects have come together.

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  9. oh my!
    THIS is FANTASTIC.

    seriously, WELL done!
    ahhh, I love a good makeover!

    and...
    i love that you are a cape codder too! (where did you grow up!?!) coming north this summer? if so, we should totally meet up for coffee and some thrifting!

    happy spring!

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