I have been crafting up a storm the past couple of weeks! While it’s fantastic, it also means that I’ve neglected Pearls. To whet your appetites, here are some pictures of my latest completed project.
Every year, my family heads down to Hill Country to a little slice of heaven known as Wimberley. For the past few years, my sister and I have been meaning to pay a visit to the thrift store that is right by the place we stay, 7A Ranch. This past May we finally made it in.
Lo and behold, I found this rusty treasure of a lamp. I’d never seen a lamp that was also a table–tacky fabulous–and it was still in working condition.
It has such a great, unique shape, and I could just see (despite my dad’s doubts) the potential for a beautiful transformation.
I started by deciding the original lampshade just had to go; it had a rough life and the drive back to Dallas in the bed of my boyfriend’s truck didn’t help its rips and tears. After this, I cleaned and sanded the body of the lamp to ensure that the paint would go on smoothly.
I originally planned on redoing the lamp in a rich, creamy yellow, but when I got to Home Depot to check out their spray paint collection, this beautiful plum color called my name. And I’m so glad it did. After three coats, it turned out even better than my original vision.
Once I had that chunk of work out of the way, I headed down to Target to find a cream/white lampshade. I kept it circular to match the table–a squared shade wouldn’t have fit the feel of the overall piece. I completed the project by putting a coat of polyurethane on the table to protect the paint.
What do you think?