2/24/10

Quick Lamp Redo

 
I am linking up for the first time today to Sew Much Ado for this very quick remake of my lamp base.
 
I have never liked the white base of this lamp. It was painted with a flat white paint.

So I got out my shoe polishes--mostly browns
I added shoe polish (while I watched the Olympics) until it was as dark as I liked. 
I let some of the white show through.

And I like it much better now. It goes better with the old round doily that was used for the shade.
This project took about 15 minutes!  To see more sewing and crafting ideas click here.

10 comments:

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a nice transition! It really looks good ~~ much richer. It's nice to double task and have a great end result, isn't it?
Donna

jenjen said...

Great job! I love it!

XOXO
Jen

Dimpled Dempseys... said...

This comment actually has nothing to do with this post, but I wasn't sure if you would be notified of my comment to a much OLDER post! I've had my eye on your "twirly skirt" tutorial for a few weeks now and finally made one for my daughter last week! It was so easy....and that's coming from someone who has no idea what she's doing with a sewing machine! My daughter loves it! Thanks so much.

Dimpled Dempseys... said...

Oops! I forgot to tell you I posted a picture on my blog and linked to you!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That was easy! Does the shoe polish dry enough that it doesn't come off if you touch it?

Sue

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You are a clever and creative girl!

Beth at Aunties said...

Aren't you clever? It turned out wonderfully! Great renovation!
You and your granddaughter are very beautiful. Happy belated birthday to her.:)
I enjoyed catching up on your California trip. It is so beautiful... and GREEN. Hopefully spring here will soon fill our souls with joy.
Thanks for your comments. This birth was so scarey for us especially when it seemed to be going so wrong. I am so grateful Heavenly Father heard our pleas.
I hope your class turned out yummy on monday!
~♥

Jude@ThisJewels4You said...

What a clever idea. It looks great. Jude

Kimberly said...

What a neat project! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog at Thirty-one Eighteen.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I love the doily on the lamp shade, and the lamp base looks great with the shoe polish added. laurie