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?


  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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.

  9. oh my!

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

    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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