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Making something old new again

September 19th, 2007

Or why this stay at home mom needs a part time job.

I have wanted to throw away this awful fake flaking brass lamp since I moved in with my husband.


We don’t have a lot of ceiling lights in the apartment (which is fine because I detest ceiling lights) so we really do need all of the lamps we own. My current frugality won’t allow me to throw this lamp away and go buy another. So it became today’s project. A can of spray paint, some wire and some beads (I have another lamp that I love with the beads and wire on the shade) and voila. New(ish) lamp.



This shade doesn’t look as good as the store bought version on my other lamp – but it works.

In other news, Sabrina has figured out the self-feeding thing.


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14 Responses to “Making something old new again”

  1. carla Says:

    why dont I do that? (not rhetorical)
    My mind more wanders to whether it is possible or not to give oneself full sleeves with rub on tattoos.


  2. Beth Says:

    Brilliant! Well done!

  3. Jenny Says:

    As always Michelle… Great Job. I love the lamp! I agree with you regarding the over head lights. Lamp light it is…

  4. karen Says:

    I love it!

  5. Trace Says:

    Very cool! I love doing crafty things like that. For a while I was on a faux painting binge.

  6. Steph Says:

    LOVE the lamp. love love love. Not only were you crafty, but good to the planet too – double shazam!

  7. Lori Says:

    I love the lamp!! And love when children learn to feed themselves!!! FREEDOM!!

  8. Ronda Says:

    The lamp looks fantastic…great job!

  9. Cynthia Says:

    You really ARE crafty! We definitely need to do the paint your own pottery thing. And Sabrina is amazing — if only we could all learn new things at that rate… 🙂

  10. Jane Says:

    To what address can I ship my cruddy lamps for rennovation??? I would pay you to have your way with them!
    That baby girl of yours is double trouble: smart and cute!

  11. Kerri Says:

    Ooh – I love to make ugly things pretty!

    Kerri and Ruby

  12. Bobbi Says:

    yeah, yeah, love the lamp. ;>)!

    bigger question: how do you get Sabrina to eat off the plate, and not dump it? Reese will feed himself, but not from a container. That is just a lesson in gravity!

    Enjoying hearing about your new job possibility. I was never good at standardized tests. Scares me to think about what I would score after 8 years of being a SAHM!

  13. Ginger Says:

    Love the lamp!!! Great pic of the little one also.

  14. starfish Says:

    Looks great! Very ingenious!

    And wait until she figures out the self food throwing over the side of the highchair thing. That’s really fun.

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