Monday, August 10, 2009

Vintage Lamp Made Over

When I was a little girl I remember these lamps that were in my bedroom glass and round with hobnail.  As I grew older I wanted them out of my room because they were just too “old” and not my “style”.  I wanted blue and something that didn’t scream old lady like.
We moved to Florida when I was 15 and to me they still weren’t my “style” so my mother put them in our guest room.   When Zack and I married got married I guess I still didn’t like them because they found themselves packed up moving back to Alabama with mother and daddy,
My sister n law ended up getting these lamps in a box full of stuff from my dad.  She ask me if I wanted them, one was broke, but I of course said yes sir re!  They are certainly my style now! *smiles*
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Dirty, gold and rusted.  As you can see by the lamp on the left that part of the lamp is broke.  But this is ok because in the box was the broken piece. 
I took them apart and gave them some much needed TLC.
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Throughout my busy week last week I was able to find the time to glue, paint and clean these lamps and they now have a new home in our bedroom.
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Much better, don’t you think!

10 comments:

Cheri Peoples said...

Those lamps are soooo pretty.

Sorry I haven't gotten back over here I have been terribly sick but wanted to ask if you can just get certifications instead of having the expense of school bills to pay off.

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Darlene said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!! Isn't it funny how much our tastes change as we grow. Hope you have a wonderful Monday.♥

Sherri said...

I know you told me I would remember these lamps when I saw them and as many times as I spent the night with you in our childhoods and as many times as I've spent the night there,I have to tell you...I don't remember them one bit,lol!
But they do look so beautiful..you did a really good "spiffing" them up.

Kelli said...

I left you an award/tag at my spot.

the undomesticated wife said...

They are beautiful!

Nichole said...

Wow, your lamps are really pretty!

Wendy said...

They look great!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love that lamp...My Maw Maw had some kinda like them...bringing back sweet times~

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Wow, the lamp turned out so pretty. I see crystal lamps all of the time and I've never thought to take them apart and pain the brassy parts. Thanks for the idea!!

Kay said...

Love, love, love it! I'm so pleased you gave them the care they needed. Trella would be so happy. :)