Thursday, September 23, 2010

Polka Dot Lamp

I got this ugly brass lamp at a garage sale. When I picked it up the lady said "Ugh, you can just take it".

Um... Lemme think... OKAY!!!

I spray painted it a glossy black. And found a red lamp shade on clearance at TJ MAXX for $1.99 a few years ago, I liked it so I stuck it in the "I'll do something with this someday closet". You have you, you know the spot.

We cut out white circles on my vinyl cutter. Not permanent or fancy, but she rarely even turns it on or touches it, so it should last just fine. I let Sunny stick every polka dot on the lamp shade. I desperatley wanted to go back afterward, when she wasn't looking, and rearrange the polka dots, fill in spaces, stuff like that. But I couldn't do it. She worked so dang hard on those stickers. She took maybe an hour doing each one so carefully. So I decided it was TOTALLY PERFECT. It sat so tall that I tied tulle around midway. Just the right finishing touch.

It ended up being one of my favorite little things in her room. Love.


Stacy and Derek said...

OK...I have a totally ugly brass hand-me-down lamp in my room and now I know what to do with it! :)

Lei said...

So, so cute!

Terri said...

I don't know how long ago you posted this, but I just found it today. I love that lamp! I went out and looked for a lamp to paint, now to decide on the color, thanks for the inspiration!