Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Bit Shady

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to change the look of a room is to change the lamps. You've seen me take an ugly thrift store lamp and give it new life by spray painting it. I've been known to move lamps from room to room just to switch things up. Recently I found this lamp on clearance. It was love at first sight. Look at how the simple change of a lamp and accessories gave a fresh look to a tired spot.An even cheaper way to make a change is by switching out the shades on your existing lamps. I'm always on the look out for shades on clearance and at the thrift store. Recently I was lucky enough to find two shades while thrifting. My lamps that looked like this, now look like this.Am I always lucky enough to find two matching shades? No. Sometimes it takes months. About nine months ago I found a great shade at the thrift store and used it on a lamp in my kitchen. Then last week I found a second and was sure that it's mate was waiting at home. For two dollars it was worth the risk to see if they matched and fortunately they did!I love it when small changes can make a big impact.

21 comments:

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Great post! Love all your looks!

Love the Decor! said...

Love it!!
That picture frame with the monogram in it is georgeous!!

Jenglamgirl said...

Love the change to the dark frame. Love all your tables and buffets. Love the give thanks buffet w/ that beautiful pic. of the savior. Great job!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I agree! I've done this before and sometimes that's all a lamp needs to give you a change or bring it up to date. Love the shades you found!

Sandy said...

Wow, Love all your ideas. Please keep them coming. I have no artistic talents of my own, so I have to "borrow" from others! :-)

Suesan said...

I just love all of those layouts! You have such great design sense!

Lisa said...

how timely, I found 2crystal lamps at the thrift store.. and am need of lampshades.. but don't know what size or shape! thanks again for a wonderful blog-

Sunny said...

Wow. That is big impact. Looks lovely - all of them.

Ticking and Toile said...

wow~ all of your vignettes are totally beautiful! I also love the pic frame w/ the monogram! very nice. love it all.

Shellagh

I Do Faces said...

I LOVE the new monogram!! I want to copy you ha!
Tasia
idofaces56@aol.com

Its So Very Cheri said...

Looks great and the next craft project is really cute. I've seen some similar

Cheri

Arlene said...

I love all the different ways you transformed the same spot so differently! They are all beautiful. And by the way ever since I copied your burlap monogram I have gone crazy. Check out my latest post to see my two new burlap pieces in frames. I love it!!!!

Dee said...

My friend is coming over to re-arrange a few things to change things up around here. I can't wait to show her your blog for ideas!! Yay! I'm so excited!

Richella said...

Wonderful ideas! And beautiful photos! But I must say I really love the title of your post. :)

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

What perfect changes!! Love it all! Blessings, Janna

Laura Lynn said...

I just found your blog. It's great! I just found two nice drum shades at Wal-Mart on clearance for $5.00 - score!

I'll be looking around your blog!

Thanks,
LL

Beth @ Going Home said...

I love lamps too! I pick up cheap ones at flea markets, thrift stores and garage sales all the time. I have an inventory and switch them around to suit the decor, holiday, time of year or whatnot. Great post!

Laura said...

Thanks for providing inspiration! Your arrangements are all beautiful!
:) Laura

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

After reading your "interview" with Jennifer, I had to come and visit and I'm soooo happy to have found you. I think you're going to be a favorite of mine. : )

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi~!
I came to visit you through Jen's blog. Nice to meet you! I am going to take some time this morning with my coffee and looks through your past posts.
Penny

Soon To Be Mrs. said...

I love the monogrammed framed picture you created! I have been looking for an idea for a space in my foyer, and this is stunning. Would you share how you created this?

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