Monday, January 7, 2013

Ginger Jar Lamp redo

This was an extremely fun project.   The problem is,  very often  I forget to take BEFORE pictures.  And this time is no exception.

Edited to add*   I completely forgot to mention that this lamp was one of my Sally's (aka Salvation army) finds, by now you know this is one of my favorite stores.  I paid $3.99 for the lamp.  

  I tried very hard to find a similar lamp online that looked like the one I had.  Then I remembered I already had a pic of the lamp in its original state. Good thing I'm a picture hoarder! Which I had in my keeping room for a year.   I have been adding some turquoise or robins egg blue in the Family room because the Bosporus toile has some blue in it.  And also I was ready to introduce a new color.  The more the merrier right?

Here is the original lamp

 After an extremely unsuccessful attempt at chalk paint on this lamp, I used a turquoise-y blue spray paint.  Once that was dry I went over it with black, brown and wicker white craft paint.  Just to give it a lil patina.  Since I looovveee all things patina'd! 

Had this lampshade from another lamp.  I got it from PB on sale last winter.

 Clearance finial from my FAVORITE new store, Hobby Lobby!  I have waited YEARS for one of these! :)

Finished lamp with the light off......

Finished lamp with the light on! 

Easy, fun lamp project!

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kristi that looks fabulous!! I love the shade too, gotta love PB!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the lamp! You'll have to show me in person on Thursday =) -Courtney

Denise Marie said...

Very nice

Karen said...

Great job! and your blog looks terrific too....

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love it, Kristi! The color is so pretty! Glad to see you're able to upload pics again, too!

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