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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I need some lamps!

I started another decorating project! I decided to make another guest bedroom in my home. When all of the family comes we always can use another bed! The guest bedroom that I have now has a King size bed in it and whoever shows up first seems to get that bedroom. I decided to put another King size bed in another of the bedrooms and I will show you the big reveal when it is all put together. For today I just needed some lamps to go by the bed. In doing this project I decided that I was going to try and use many of the things that I already have in my house. But in redoing the room I decided that a lot of the things that I wanted to use didn't match what I was trying to do so I kind of redid, and recycled, many of the accessories.

Here are the lamps that I started with. I painted the bases white and then needed to do something with the shades.
I went up into my flower room and found these left overs and flowers that I had picked up when they were really cheap at the end of the season.
 I wanted to hide the trim because it wasn't as white as I wanted it to be so I used the flower petal garland and hot glued around the top and the bottom. I had two 4 foot garlands and each one exactly fit around one shade. ( I decided that it was fate, they were meant for the lamp shade!)
I then pulled the flower heads of of the stems and cut the small plastic thing on the bottom of the flower off so it would lie flat on the shade. I then hot glued the flowers onto the shade.
You are going to kind of get a sneak peek of what the finished room is going to look like, With the lamp turned on, the colors on the flowers don't show up as well in the picture, but you get the idea of how great it is going to look!
Here it is with the white base.

That was an easy project and it only cost me the cost of a can of spray paint! I love projects that turn out looking good and the cost is minimal. AND I used what I already had! (My husband loves that part) I have decided that you become more creative when you limit your self to a low budget. When we were poor college students I came up with some of my best ideas! Can't wait to show you the rest of the room!

11 comments:

Robyn said...

Donene those lamps look GREAT! It definitely was fate! HA! I totally agree that you are forced to be more creative when you are on a budget! ...plus I think it's more fun in a way; digging, searching, prowling thrift stores and antique/junk stores for just the RIGHT thing. Not that I wouldn't once like to have the money to do a project all at once with out worrying what it cost. THAT might be fun too! LOL Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog...I'm a follower!

Jingle said...

Very nice! I keep eyeing lamps at my local Marshall's. They are inexpensive and I feel the urge to do something fun with them every time I see them!

Jacqueline said...

Wow oh wow, I can't believe these. We have a little boutique in town and they just put a few pink ones on theirs and wanted several hundred for them. Yours blow theirs out of the water. The colors are so gorgeous. Now I want to try some, this is something I could do with your inspiration. I love all you creative women in blogland.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

what an adorably cute idea. i love love love flowers any place you can put them. the more the better i always say.
can't wait to see your new room.

i think you are so right about the low budget and creativity, makes you think harder about what you can do.

hope you are doing well hon.
blessings, nellie

Debbie said...

Adorable! I love your thinking outside the box on this. Every other Wed, I have a Beofre and after party...please keep me in mind..it is going on now too:)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

So cute! I always see those fake flowers and can think of nothing but arrangements to make with them. This is definately thinking "outside the box".

Kim said...

They turned out so well. I like how you curved them on the shade.

Whimsical Creations said...

Those turned out adorable!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhh...this lamp makeover is just beautiful...thanks for showing it off!

Blessings,
Linda

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

Beautiful. Just love the creativity of using flowers on the shade.

I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!
Kat
www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

Jane @ Going Jane said...

I love the flower...they look great, and the white is such a great choice! :)

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