6/04/2013

Charming One-of-a-Kind Teapot Floor Lamp!

This is one of those transformations that turns out so fantastic, that it pains me to sell the piece!









Are you curious to find out what you are looking at?










Well, let's take a look...starting with the before!






I purchased a vintage heavy floor lamp table at our local thrift store several months ago. It looked like this...

I knew it needed some work, but thought if I sold it cheap enough in my booth, it would sell and someone else could fix it up...NOT! People seem to want to pay higher prices and get the piece finished.  Well, it sat around in my booth and never sold. So today, I brought it back home, took it apart and transformed it into this beauty...

It is so dreamy now. I just love it! Let's take a closer look at what I did. First, I painted all the gold pieces white.
Originally the piece had a round glass for a table. I took that off. It also had two glass pieces but one was broken, so I threw that away which led me to be creative to fill in the space.
Then I looked though my stash and found this teapot, sans a lid and the teacup and saucer. I drilled holes in them to allow for the rod to thread through.
I just let my creativity take over as to how to put it back together from the bottom to the top. It fit back perfectly and has so much shabby chic charm now. I am sure it will sell fast this time around!


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26 comments:

  1. This is a just adorable. I love your creativity and it inspires me!

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  2. Love, love it!! Very creative, doesn't look like the same lamp for sure. I think you are right....the trend now is to find things that have already been transformed to buy. I find that women just don't seem to have the time or inclination to look for items to transform themselves. This seems foreign to me as this is the way I have lived all my married life, but nonetheless this seems to be the way it is. I'm sure your new lamp won't last long. Thanks for sharing and blessings on your day, Lindaa

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  3. That is absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure it will sell quickly now. Love it!

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  4. I love it! What a fabulous remake. It looks awesome!!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  5. So whimsical! What a great makeover!!
    XO,
    Christy

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  6. An absolutely amazing transformation! You would never know it is the same lamp. Well done!

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  7. Wow - its fabulous - great makeover! And what an great eye for putting that all together - it will sell in a New York minute!
    Peggy @ The Painted Pear

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  8. I love it, and I bet it sells for 5X the price it was! Nope, you are right, people have no creativity...That's where you come in!

    Carol

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  9. Super makeover! I'm sure your updated lamp will sell fast.

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  10. What a fun use of ceramic pieces. Bet this will make a wonderful conversation piece in someone's living room.

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  11. What a beautiful transformation! I love the shabby chicness of your new floor lamp.

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  12. Hi I am stopping by your blog from the Adorned From Above Wednesday Blog Hop. I would very much love it if you would stop by ours as well. We also have a great giveaway running with a winner to be announced in 8 days. Come on by and join up. We will also have a blog hop Friday.

    Blog: www.ashleychapmandesigns.com/blog

    Thanks so much!
    Ashley

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  13. Very creative and great eye to see how to use items you already had...

    Judith

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  14. Very creative! I love it Terry! I will not pass these lamps up the next time I see them at a garage sale or thrift store!

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  15. This is very lovely. Beautiful! Will you come share this at What to do Weekends? I'm pinning also. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/06/what-to-do-weekends-party-23.html?showComment=1370637132810#c3698204602826169177

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  16. What a great transformation! Love that lamp! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  17. That is just darling Terry! I'd be surprised if it hasn't sold already. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  18. Wow this is so unique!! I agree what a transformation from the floor lamp that you first started with!

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  19. Very chic. Love how you made the substitutions of pieces. I'm sure it will sell quickly.

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  20. I love this lamp! So cool! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured your project on Blog Stalking Thursday Features YOU! The post is going live later tonight. I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. Thanks again for sharing!

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  21. So cute! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  22. Pinned and featured! thanks for showing how. Linda

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  23. wow, what a cool and creative idea!!! love it!
    Thanks so much for linking up to support habitat. Good luck and hope to see you back next week!

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  24. I love the floor lamp before and after pictures along with showing how.

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