Thursday, March 25, 2010


I love this Pottery Barn Lamp!

And this one from Layla Grayce! I just couldn't spent $100.00 on a lamp, so I decided to try and make my own version.

First of all, I love the cream chippy paint on these, paired with a crisp clean shade. I knew I needed to find just the right base to start. The one below was found at Walmart for $5.00 on clearance, it wasn't the right color or tall enough, but the price was right and I thought it had a similar shape the expensive ones.

I started by adding a block on the bottom to make it taller, just cut a square of scrap wood we had in the garage and glued in on. (didn't end up using the wood on the finished project) Next, I coated it all with cream paint and added a crackle coat once it dried. Last, I applied my umber and sanded lightly.

Finished it off with a $15.00 burlap shade from Target and whala! My $20.00 lamp is finished!
Adding this to My Romantic Home Show and Tell, Stop over and see all of the great stuff. Also, added to Kimba's DIY, check out all the great ideas!!!

The Junk Mammas


Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the lamps. My mother had very similar lamps which I passed on to my daughter when my mother passed on. My mother had fabulous taste that I didn't appreciate much when I was growing up, but now I know my mother was way ahead of her time!

Lora said...

Awesome! Lamps can be outrageously priced~you did a wonderful job being creative!

Victoria said...

Oh wow, you did a wonderful job!

Debbie~ said...

You did an awesome job, it's as beautiful as your inspirations and even better, because YOU DID IT!!!
Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Texas Preacher Woman said...

Absolutely fabulous, you smartie! I would be a proud, button-bustin' woman if I were you!


Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

nice! i've been seeing a lot of impressive lamp makeovers lately, and yours certainly counts as impressive :)

Connie said...

That lamp is beautiful! I would never thought to add to the bottom like you did. I worked out great.

Michela said...

This turned out so cute! I have been searching for lamps lately and I'm shocked at how expensive they can be! So it's always nice to see someone make one for less.

Denise Marie said...

way to make the look yours for nutt'n. lol