Monday, September 15, 2008

Project of the Week!

I wanted to show this project because, first of all it's fantastic and secondly the before is actually a new lamp, but just not the designers style.

This redesign was done by Kimba from A Soft Place to Land. She started with this lamp she got on clearance from Target.



First comes the primer. Kimba uses painters tape and a plastic bag to protect the areas she doesn't want painted.



Next, a couple of coats of Kilz Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. This stuff looks amazing, I am definitely going to get some and try it.



Add a new shade from Big Lots and you've got a custom lamp!



Pretty ingenious Kimba...thanks for letting me share. I probably would have looked at the original lamp and walked on by because it wasn't my style. I need to remember that treasure doesn't always need to come from trash.


7 comments:

The Empty Envelope said...

Wow, that really changed it quite a bit! Thanks!

Pink Slippers said...

very nice. great job. wendy

Timi said...

Thank you for that post! I was looking for lamps and looked at those very lamps yesterday at Target. I liked the shape of them but the shinny silver wouldn't really work. NOW..........I can go back and grab those and make them whatever I want!
Thank you
Timi

Joy said...

Wow this turned out great!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Sooooo nice!!

M ^..^

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is a great makeover!

Gail McCormack said...

Fabulous transformation!