Sunday, January 30, 2011

Another lamp rehab…




Lamp hospice.


And yep…from my fave thrift store.


It was most certainly a homemade job


in all of it’s 70’s glory


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A big glass water jug


hecho en Mexico


filled to the everlovin’ brim with dried and plastic lovelies.


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and moss…lots of glued on moss.


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Ooooooh she’s a beaut isn’t she?


~cough~


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Piece by piece…the decades old dried and dusty corpses were removed...


Through a handy dandy leather wrapped hole


go figure!


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This saga will be continued as we find the perfect shade


not the one she came with…


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Maybe a drum shade


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What say you…any grand ideas for this… cough…find?


Hmmmm?

29 comments:

Shorely Chic said...

That is going to be a beauty!!

Renée Finberg said...

i say a drum shade.
just remember to take the lamp when you go to the shade store.

if you find a shade you love and you think it is too big or too small ...
they can adjust the harp to make the shade fit perfectly.
xxxxxxx

An Urban Cottage said...

I'm kind of digging the chunky seagrass shades I've seen lately, Ballard I think has them. I think they're kind of tropical.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Wow you have quite the eye. It looks so much better already! Any lampshade you pick will be gorgeous:)

somepinkflowers said...

oooohhh....
you did so GOOD!


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simpledaisy said...

I love your lamp re-dos!! They are always so perfect!!
and I agree with An Urban Cottage....chunky seagrass shade!!!

Karen Deborah said...

Penny for your thoughts? Where is this beauty going to go? I imagine that it needs to be some kind of special to be worthy of it's base. Yeah, that would be me showing off my decorator brilliance.

Drawn to The Sea said...

What to go in it? Depends where it's going. What to put on it? When she's happy with her new hat, she'll let you know :-))

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

alrighty then...off to look at chunky seagrass shades!

Think it'll go in family room...where some other glass is.

Not sure I want to fill it at all. But dunno.

Thanks for the ideas...and support.

Lamp hospice is a sad and tough job......y'know.

Ann said...

I'm sure you'll do magic with that lamp...
do share some pics after:)

Cobalt Violet said...

Love those natural linen looking shades ... as for what you could put inside? Some serious thought needs to go into this ... although the horrid idea that first popped into my insomnia head was a trapped mermaid screaming to get out. Obviously I need to get some sleep! Badonk-a-donk and all! ;)

nite nite Linda!

Melissa said...

Ha! I love yte idea of the trapped mermaid! HAHAHA!!!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Fabulous!
Of course, you could fill it with dog biscuits.
Or Easter eggs, or sea glass, or a tiny goldfish bowl.
Oh, the possibilities!

anita said...

cant wait to see what you come up with...it will be good, we are sure!!!!

designchic said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the lamp...so fun!!

Kenn said...

Very clever idea. I love it.
Im going to do it too.
Thanks for sharing this post.


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Desert Dreaming said...

The glass itself is so beautiful, I would go with not putting anything in it, but agree with the beautiful textured seagrass shades, to add more texture. Beautiful, great find!!! I am sure that with your creativity, it will be beautiful and as unique as you are.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Love a lamp make over, this is going to be wonderful, and drum would be my vote! Janell

Renae Moore said...

Yup....seagrass in a drum shape! PB has some too I think! Good reminders on the design tips for the 'other' Renee!
xo

becky said...

Lamp envy here on the gulf side...I never find any cool lamps like that at MY Restore store!
That must have been one long-handled scrubbing out brush you had to use!! Is this going in the barn?

The Polished Pebble said...

Hi Linda, I love your find! Sort of cracks me up the way they drilled that hole in the back for easy access. I guess in a pinch you could put in some snacks such as peanuts or popcorn just in case a guest gets a bit hungry!

xo kelley ; 0 )

Jane Coslick said...

I love that last yellow lamp..straight to the barn when it is done.!!!

SarahWhite said...

I bought almost the exact same lamp at a yard sale last summer...$6! Mine was full of sand and shells...and now broken light bulb pieces...because somebody knocked the bulb somehow. Trying to figure out how to fish out the tiny shards of glass...all settled into the sand. Anyhow...not sure what I'm going to do with mine either. But def looking for a big burlap shade. Love the coral in the lamp...

Jane @ the girl in the brick house said...

After you've finished coughing and spluttering, I reckon drum is the go with a fabric that tones in/matches wherever it is you want to put it. Or go wild with colour and to hell with toning!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ok...ordered me a Seagrass drum shade. Didn't find any around here...le'ts give it a go!

Thanks good people!

cecylia.com said...

I love the first picture with the coral inside the glass dome- so gorgeous!!!

Sherman Unkefer said...

Beautiful lamp ideas!

Fete et Fleur said...

Your blog is incredible! I would love to know about the first lamp with the coral in it. Is this one of your lamp rehabs? Do you have a post on it?

Nancy

SHERRY HART said...

I like the burlap shades because of the texture with glass. I WISH I would find something like that at my GW. Sadly my area store seems to bee picked over like buzzards going after something dead.

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