A Floor Lamp to Drool Over!

I recently did a post on this side table

Now I want to show you just how UGLY

This floor lamp started out...

When I saw this piece at a garage sale, I loved the lines of the legs and the double lights. I hated the brass table part. But I had a vision for this.

But wait, be patient with me because I must start at the real beginning.

This lamp was found in this exact condition at a local thrift store for $5. My daughter fell in love and I purchased it for her apartment. She used this lamp for over a year before this guy...
...Decided to knock it off the side table. Thanks Edgar! Yes, it crashed to the floor and the white base broke in pieces. I asked my daughter to bring me the shade and all the lamp parts to be able to reuse. (You can see the bed that I made him HERE)

Now enters this floor lamp. I took it all apart and painted it white, then blue then heavily distressed it so show both colors and the original wood tone.
In putting it together again, I realized that I needed to replace the table tray with something. So I rummaged around my lamp parts and found a vintage glass crystal lamp base. Perfect!
Now with these painted colors of white and blue along with the original brown tone showing, this shade seemed the perfect fit for this beauty.
Yes, you guessed it...
My daughter will be getting this back, only in this transformation.
I wish I could get the beauty of this paint treatment to show in pictures. It has such depth and is very striking.

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  1. Wow, stunning. Way to go Mom! She is gonna love it....

  2. What a difference! I would have passed that lamp right on by before...beautiful!

  3. Awesome. So, what are you doing with that old brass tray???

  4. Wow! A rebirth! Looks fantastic!

  5. Wow, fabulous!! I have and ugly pole lamp waiting for something great too! What a great inspiration this is! don't be too hard on santa cat.....so cute!


  6. great makeover - love the paint treatment!

  7. I love the vision you had for this lamp...so gorgeous! It really needed some love and attention. And, you delivered. My husband is the worst to take out on any kind of thrift shopping...he has NO vision for what could possibly happen. None. But you looked right at the lines in the wood and knew it was going to be beautiful. Great job!!

  8. Super fun floor lamp! I <3 the flower shade:) Pinned!

  9. What a fabulous job you did! You really were able to bring this back to life. Now it's a gorgeous
    floor lamp, yep sh's gonna take it for sure!

  10. It is so pretty now! Love that crystal lamp part...I have on like it! Now all I need is a floor lamp :) Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

  11. This lamp came out great. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link party.
    Debi and Charly at Adorned From Above


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