Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lamp Transformed

For some time I've felt the need for a brass floor lamp in the living room. I even saw an elegant and gorgeous one at TJ Maxx, but didn't want to fork over $90 for it. While surfing IKEA's site it dawned on me to take matters into my own hands and create my own version of a brass lamp. Here lies the $9.99 Hemma lamp base that was screaming for some spray paint. 

  

I primed the base first, then coated it several times with my go to gold paint. 10 minutes later I had a shiny, transformed lamp base. 





The shade is also an IKEA affordable find at only $20. That makes the total cost of this floor lamp $30 plus a tad bit of elbow grease. I'd say that's one heck of a good deal. Plus, this lamp looks much more fitting in this space than the brown beast that was previously there. 

Now, I had really great intentions on making my lamp shade fabulous yesterday, but honestly it just didn't happen. It was one of those days. I wasn't feeling motivated or crafty. The only thing I did well was catch up on Housewives and Nate. For now, I'm even enjoying the simple, sophisticated look of the lamp. The grosgrain ribbon I purchased might just sit in the cabinet until the new rug arrives and I decide if I want to add the detail. Time will tell. 


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8 comments:

  1. It looks so great! I love hoe it turned out. Man I miss living by an ikea!!!! Grr. Awesome lamp!

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  2. I am soooo doing this! Thanks for a great inspiration!

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  3. I love it! It looks so elegant!! God bless IKEA! :)

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  4. I love this! I have the exact lamp base...I feel a weekend project coming on. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. The lamp is a total steal! I also need to catch up with Nate, I'm 18 episodes behind.

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  6. Great NEW look! Its so wonderful the difference paint can make:) Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  7. Great transformation! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

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