Hello my dear friends!!! I'm sorry I have been so MIA recently, and if you follow me on Instagram, you'll know why. For those who don't have an Instagram, I announced that my husband and I are expecting and I'm due in November! We are so excited! For the past two months, I have been plagued by morning sickness and tiredness but I think I am on the mend! Yay!
Okay, so back to the purpose of this post. I was invited by some amazing, wonderful bloggers to participate in something called the Repurpose Design Series. It's where we have to find something via thrift store or curb and give it a big facelift. The catch? We can only spend $20 bucks. The idea behind the series is for people to see that you can take something sad looking and make it lovely again, with just a little love.
I've been thinking about what to do for the past couple of weeks. In my super small town, we only have one Salvation Army and it's usually pretty skimpy. With that said, I knew finding furniture for $20 bucks will be hard pickin' so I kept my mind open when I occasionally went inside.
As I was walking around the store last week, I noticed this sad, little lamp...okay maybe the lamp itself wasn't "little" but it was oh so sad. No one would want to buy that circa 1990's purple/silver ceramic lamp, I needed to take it home and give it a major facelift. Oh, and it was only $3 dollars..... WHAT?! What things nowadays are only three dollars??? Rarely anything. Here are a couple before shots...
I knew I wanted that lamp to have a nautical feel, and was debating on either painting the base or covering it with rope. I tried finding inspiration on the web for paint designs, but couldn't find a something that I loved, so I went with rope.
The execution was quite easy, easier than I thought. I was worried about the rope showing gaps but I just made sure to use extra hot glue and took my time.
I should add, before I started gluing on the rope, I sprayed the lamp hardware & finial with a bronze Rust-Oleum spray I had in the garage. So instead of the "aged brass" finish, it has more of a bronzed, updated look.
I still, need to find the right white shade for this lamp, but until then I am using this shade I had in my basement.
So what do you guys think??? I think it looks adorable compared to what it looked like before!
Don't forget to stop off at the other blogger's site to see their Re-Purpose Design Series project!
Thank you so much for reading!!
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