Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Lamp Edition

From Dan's grandfather we inherited a lamp that looked like this ('cept it had no shade and was awful tarnished):



With the addition of a $1.95 can of pink spray paint, a $2 lamp harp and a $12.95 lamp shade we came up with this (now if you work for the Antique's Roadshow, please don't call us and tell us that we just ruined a national treasure, we were nervous about that after Dan's dad told us that a real live licensed interior decorator had picked out that Italian lamp for Grandpa's house):


And since I neglected to put up pictures after we moved Maggie to a big girl bed and made over her space for her birthday, here's some more to look at  :

(the bedspread was a wedding gift to us made by Beth, the poufy flower balls are Martha Stewart crafts from Michael's, and the big puffy pink thing on the shelf is a tutu. The bed is the bed I slept on for awhile as a child, and then was passed from cousin to cousin until it finally made its way back to us)

7 comments:

Ginna said...

I love the room so much. It's so girly and cute, yet so Maggie. And I think you did the world a service by making over the lamp, and now it's cool!

Annie Clark said...

Well done... I won't tell anyone about the lamp shade :). Did you make Maggies name on the banner? I want to make something like that for Jackson and Lucy.

Tiffany said...

I agree w/Ginna- very Maggie! and Very cute and trendy! Love it!

jwise said...

Adorable!!

Marilyn said...

That is one awesome lamp, my dear.

the fellers said...

oh man, that is so dang cute, I LOVE the shelf...all those cute things on it, and the lamp, how smart! it looks fantastic!

Rachel said...

Don't let Kirsten see Mag's room. She has to share with Levi the tear apart demon from you know where. Nothing is safe in this house and all of the girly stuff Kirsten had in her room at to be put away or thrown away which was the case because Levi had gotten ahold of it.

I LOVE spray paint. For years I had a hanging lamp in my front room and hated it. Just hated it. My sister suggested I spray paint it black and put on cute little lamp shades and now I love it! Amazing what a can of spray paint can do. Hey, I wonder if I can find some human spray paint!

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