Legs to Lamps

 When I first saw these, I knew what they would become!

I had done this before and it's really not that hard. I used many layers of paint knowing that I was going to sand down and distress these enough to see all the layers of color, two shades of gray, old white, and pale green on top.
I drilled a hole all the way through using a very long drill bit and then from the back bottom to the center drilled hole for the wiring.
The hardest part was finding the perfect shades. With texture but plain so I can embellish when I wish! So now I say, "Get a look of those beautiful legs!
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  1. I love these, they are fabulous and the shade is perfect. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the way those turned out Terry...especially with all those layers!!

  3. Those are great legs! The lamps turned out beautiful!! I love them!

  4. Great transformation! I love the layering.

  5. Ohhhh my they turned out stunning!!! I loveeee them....

    Smiles ~

  6. You got a great pair of legs there!! What a great idea - well done!

  7. Lucky find---they're FABulous!
    I'm turning a newel post into a floor lamp!
    I hope to catch you next week & weekend--we'll be in Hannibal and Quincy the 14th-17th!

  8. Great! These lamps are just great!

  9. Great lamp! I have been wanting to make my own lamp. I rewired one, but have not started from scratch yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. I love your big chunky lamps! Great transformation!

  11. Happy to feature you at our party this morning! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  13. I think those are wonderful...
    great lamps!

  14. A great use of those chubby legs, Terry. :) I'm happy to feature this at the Every Room In The House party, launching tomorrow. ~ Nancy


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