Total Pageviews

Saturday, February 12, 2011

From Lamp to Candle

I have a wonderful finished basement that we don't spend a lot of time in. We have a nice corner fireplace that has no character. I have attempted to spruce up the mantle, but I still wanted something on the floor. So, today while I was over at

I saw a blog from Nita at

Mod Vintage Life

about a huge ugly lamp that she had purchased and didn't know what to do with. Nita ended up turning it into a huge filial (I never knew that was the word for it - oh the things I learn in blogland). It is absolutely beautiful. She started with this:

and turned it into this:

You absolutely need to go over to that blog. Nita is fabulous. That reminds me, I have to become a follower of her - she rocks!

So, today was 1/2 price Friday at Goodwill (Yahoo!!). I found this huge, ugly lamp for $3.99!!!!!! Isn't it horrible?  As with Nita's lamp, it is hard to tell in the pictures how tall the lamp actually is.

The shade was so ugly that when I picked up my bigger items, I put the shade right back into the Goodwill bin!  But, with Nita's post in mind, I saw this lamp transformed into a beautiful candle holder.

Here is the after, sorry about the ugly candle.  I have to go find something huge and dramatic tomorrow.

Isn't it pretty?  But, now I need another one or something else for the other side of the fireplace.  What a good reason to go back next week!!! Pin It


  1. What a lovely make over! :) (personally i didn't think it was so bad before, hehe), but you've turned it into a lovely feature piece! :)

    Thanx so much for linking it up at my party! :D

  2. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing at my linky party :)

  3. Hello! I wanted to let you know that I have awarded you the “Versatile Blogger” Award as well as the “Stylish Blogger” Award. You can find both, as well as the instructions at my page,

    Keep up the good work!