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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

4 comments:

  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

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

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  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,

    http://wethreedyes.blogspot.com/2011/02/im-so-versatile.html

    Keep up the good work!

    Cheers:)

    Courtney

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