A Little Lamp Love

May 11, 2010

First off thank you SO much for all the Anniversary wishes! We had the best day! We saw Date Night, which is so friggin' hilarious, if you haven't seen it you really should go see it like right now! I was laughing so hard through the whole thing! We also had a fancy dinner at Bennihanas it was too perfect!

Now on to the goods ;)!

Today I am going to be showing you how I turned a super hideous lamp into a thing of beauty!

Here is how good she looked after I was done with her!
{Ahhhh lovely ;)}

Here she is before:
{Ewwwww its like pewtered bronze or something! Ps: I found this lamp at a local thrift store ;).}

Here is how I did it!

I used this stuff:
{ Rub n' Buff is AWESOME! I used it a couple years ago to revamp a couple of equally as ugly bronze lamps. I chose Silver Leaf to go with the other lamp I already have in our bedroom. I followed the directions but be sure to use gloves while doing this, take a pea sized amount on your gloved finger and massage it onto the lamp in a circular fashion. Coat with as little or as much as you like to create your desired look. Needless to say SUPER easy, I decided to go with this product instead of spray paint since the lamp was so ornate I thought it would cover better. You can find Rub n' Buff at any craft supply store with their paint and painting supplies.}

After achieving the color I wanted I decided to give the lamp a light coating of gloss acrylic spray to seal.
{ I went with Krylon it works for me every time!}

I recovered to lamp shade as well with some leftover fabric I had to give it some funk.
Here she is once again! I love how this turned out it was super easy and really quick too!

So what do you guys think?? Have any questions about this project or anything else let me know always happy to help! Hope you all have a great day! Love, love.

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55 comments :

  1. totally GORG. lamp love the material... way to go! P.S. totally wnat to see that movie too.

    Come say hi, and I am new follower of yours too! ;) Jenn

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  2. What a great makeover. I love the "new" lamp! I didn't know about Rub-N-Buff but I will have to try it now.
    I am following from Tuesday Tag-Along. Please come visit @ www.happyfamilyhappykids.blogspot.com

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  3. she looks bright and happy!!

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  4. new follower from TTA love this lamp!!

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  5. That looks great. I did one before Erin and I were married but it was a ton of work because I stripped and sanded it down and used gray primer and silver metalic paint. Where did you get the Rub'n Buff stuff I still have another lamp I need to do.

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  6. I completely love your lamp.

    Like I'm going to probably go to the thrift store and do something like that this weekend. I LOVE BLUE.

    Following from Tues Tag Along.

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  7. Love the lamp!! Following you now, through Trendy Treehouse blog hop!

    Jill

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  8. Looks awesome!! Im going to have try it. I came by to visit from Hope Studios link up! Gotta love linkys! Emily jandeecrafts.blogspot.com

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  9. Love your lamp! I thought your first pic was the before shot and I thought, "Hey, that already looks great!" Doh. Love the combo of the buffed metal and that great fabric.

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  10. What a great idea! It's absolutely beautiful!

    We would luv it if you linked up to our saturday spotlight party!

    nv-craftenvy.blogspot.com

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  11. What a great transformation! I love the lamp.

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  12. Saw your post at Reinvented and wanted to stop by and tell you I like it!! The lamp turned out great

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  13. This is great. Have you ever recovered JUST the wire part of the lamp shade? I don't know if I need some sort of lining for the fabric.

    I'd love it if you'd come post this at my Home and Family Friday linky party.

    http://becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

    Becca

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  14. AWESOME lamp redo! Saw you on Backyard Eden link party, so glad I clicked on the link! Love the blog!

    Katie P
    http://foodwineandmodpodge.blogspot.com/

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  15. you did an amazing job- i am SO impressed! happy anniversary- ill definitelyy have to check out that movie!
    xx

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  16. your blog is too adorable! and your lamp redo is fabulous.

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  17. beautiful! I am lovin' that lampshade!

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  18. We just saw Date Night too. Super funny! I need to try that rub and buff. I love the shade too. It turned out amazing!

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  19. Great job on the lamp! It looks great!!

    I would love to know what you used to adhere the fabric to the shade.

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  20. That looks much better. Love the fabric on the shade.

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  21. I'm in love with your lamp!!! It turned out great...

    Thanks for the b-day wish...

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

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  22. I swear you should have a show on HGTV! That looks soooo ridiculously cute! Is that even a word?! LOVE IT!

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  23. This turned out absolutely lovely!

    I awarded you with a little award on my blog. :) Have a great night!

    Amy

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  24. Your lamp turned out great - I just love rub n buff! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

    Chelsea

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  25. New follower, from Finding Fabulous! You were a gorgeous bride! Happy three year anniversary!

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  26. Looks great! How did you get the fabric so tight on the shade?
    Oh--and thanks for the movie review--I'm dying to see it :0)

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  27. Love what the rub n buff did for that lamp! Love your fabric for the lampshade, too. I really like the way they work together.

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  28. LOVE this!
    Do you have a tutorial on how to recover a lamp shade??
    Shelley

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  29. Ha ha! You kill me with your lingo. "Eeew bronzed pewter." It looks great!

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  30. Very nice makeover! I love the new shade! Thnank you for linking up to my party!

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  31. Love this! The fabric is so pretty! Thanks for linking up and sharing your creative juices!

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  32. i think that wins the "most improved" award. great job seeing the possibilities beyond the ugly. it looks awesome now!

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  33. Oh, I adore the lamp, what a huge transformation! I'm over from NFF, nice to "meet" you! I'm off to take a look around! (Oh, loved the Sassy Bride shot a few posts back, that is just too cute!)

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  34. What a great idea! My lamps could use a makeover too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  35. What a fabulous makeover!! Love the fabric, it looks awesome!! Great job!

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  36. Very fun! I love seeing lamp re-dues! Thanks so much for linking up again! I always love seeing your projects!

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  37. Oh my gosh, this is so pretty! I love it so much. I am putting this on my to-do list. And my to-feature list :)

    Thanks for linking this up to A Little Creative Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  38. I am featuring this today. Because it's awesome.

    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/05/featuring-you.html

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  39. I am getting "Rub and Buff" tomorrow!
    Two lamps have been sitting here for quite sometime,, I just did not know what to do with them!
    Thank you for your idea! Love the little shade too!
    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  40. That looks fantastic! Really great instructions too-thanks.

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.

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  41. This is so great! I love ideas like this. lovely blog. I'm following.
    nicole visiting from
    http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

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  42. The lamp looks great!! Thanks for linking up!!

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  43. Beautiful! I love rub and buff...use it all the time. I adore the fabric on the shade too. Great result!

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  44. I love this. I'd also really like to know how to recover a lamp shade.

    Thanks!
    Mandy
    http://mintnclandycreate.blogspot.com
    m wich ert (at) g mai l (dot) com

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  45. I really like it!
    Blue is my favorite color, so I;'m easy to win over!

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  46. I absolutely love it! Would you mind explaining exactly how you decided how much/how to cut the fabric to fit the shade? (Bear in mind, I am a TOTAL newbie!) Thanks!

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  47. I love this. I'd also really like to know how to recover a lamp shade.

    Thanks!
    Mandy
    http://mintnclandycreate.blogspot.com
    m wich ert (at) g mai l (dot) com

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  48. I am getting "Rub and Buff" tomorrow!
    Two lamps have been sitting here for quite sometime,, I just did not know what to do with them!
    Thank you for your idea! Love the little shade too!
    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  49. totally GORG. lamp love the material... way to go! P.S. totally wnat to see that movie too.

    Come say hi, and I am new follower of yours too! ;) Jenn

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  50. Looks great! How did you get the fabric so tight on the shade?
    Oh--and thanks for the movie review--I'm dying to see it :0)

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  51. Love what the rub n buff did for that lamp! Love your fabric for the lampshade, too. I really like the way they work together.

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