Monday, March 28, 2011

Oh sooooo Anthropologie...but for only $3....

Remember that really ugly lamp I showed you yesterday that I got at Goodwill the other day? With the very large gross shade? I don't know what it is, but shades from Goodwill or any thrift for that matter really gross me out. Go figure.


A little paint, some distressing, and a bit of lamp shade tearing....and you come up with this:






It would obviously look better with a more dramatic light bulb, but this is all I had for photo purposes.

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27 comments:

  1. You are amazing--I am in love with that lamp.

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  2. i love lamp. ;)
    seriously i love this- this is is one of fave of your projects!!!

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  3. I love the polka dots! Very cute idea on the shade/no shade. I agree--old lamp shades kind of give me the creeps too. haha

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  4. What a great makeover...do you use a low wattage bulb?
    Stop by Pandora's Box for a chance to win some vintage linens

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  5. So awesome!!! I have actually been dying to make a hanging light fixture out of a shade frame. Love it!

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  6. I'm so digging the no-lamp shade, lamp shade. You rock EVERYTHING.

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  7. This looks great!! Love me some polka dots!!

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  8. Fantastic!! Hard to believe it's the same lamp!

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  9. This is the SWEETEST thing!!!!!!! LOVE it so very much! (shades gross me out too! eeek!)

    What kind of bulb would you use??? softer? colored??? curious!

    xo
    ~Kolein

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  10. I really like the bare-frame look for shades these days. And you're right. This redo deserves a cool bulb. ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  11. Less is more :) Love the polka dots and updated look! I bought a lampshade without a shade, in an antique mall. The woman working there asked me what I was going to cover it with. I said, nothing. You should have seen the look on her face. Very funny!
    Take care!
    Michelle

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  12. Cute polka dots~ looks like fun! A vintage looking bulb would look great illuminated in there. :-) Visiting from Kristin's.
    ~ Sue

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  13. I LOVE it! What a great idea. The deconstructed shade is perfect with the polka dots!

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  14. L.O.V.E it- thanks for the inspiration!!

    melissa x
    via kristin and *tuesday treasures*

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  15. Oh so much better! Very quirky and whimsical!

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  16. That is so gorgeous! I love the poke-a-dots!
    Very sweet!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  17. I love the polka dots!!! Very cute!

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  18. Anthro look without the Anthro price ... gotta LUV IT!

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  19. Lisa, I love the polka dot lamp and the green! Lamps are my favorite decor item. I say,"if you can count all the lamps in your home on one hand....it's time to go shopping for more LAMPS!" I bet you agree. I've now following you.

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  20. aha!! You KEPT one!!seee!?!?! not so awful after all. Love the industrial look. Looks great...

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  21. awesomely deconstructed lampshade & great green! visiting from Coastal Charm.

    -caroline
    http://cwfrosting.blogspot.com

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