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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Master Bedroom Lamp Makeover Tutorial

Here is my new lamp.  Well not new, just an old one that I made over to go with my new look.  So far this really simple bedroom refresh has turned out to be a real challenge.   I ordered a white comforter and it is suppossed to be here on Tuesday, so as a place filler I am just using white sheets.  My accent fabrics didn't work out as planned, so I just moved on to lamps.  This is just a place filler for now too, but the finish did turn out ok.

Here's where we started - Pretty basic bronze candlestick style.

 After taping it off and giving it a coat of gold.  This looks really gawdy at this point.

 Now it has a light coat of bronze and a light dusting of white.

Here it is now with some gold painted on by brush to highlight raised areas.  Then the whole thing got a spray of crystal clear to seal it.  You can see how the dark and white spots add a little character.

This will be perfect for a while.  I found one that I love, but at $175, I am waiting for it to go on sale.  In the meantime this works just fine.  Perfect size for the dresser.

 This is the lamp on hubby's side.

(Sorry for the yellow looking pictures, it has been raining for two days, but we so need it and I love it.  Hard to take pics on really cloudy days.)

Ok, lamps down, on the other things.  So far this is totally a save.  The lamps I had, so the only cost was new shades.  I found two great oval ones at "AT HOME" for a total$26.  Now if the bedding works out that I ordered, then we are half way home.

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  1. Looks good Marty. I have a couple of lamps to update...and I am going to try new lampshades...I think. Lamp shades can be pricey too. Why??? ha!

  2. Hi Marty,
    This looks so great on your nightstand. It is so pretty and goes well with the mate lamp on your hubby's side of the bed. Mr. and Mrs. Lamps. Great job.

  3. I love this, Marty!! You really know your stuff. I could use a few redo's on several lamps. Funny how our taste changes.

    Jane x

  4. Looks great, Marty ... I love that you layered the paints.

  5. It turned out beautiful, Marty! Why buy another one when this one is so lovely. Fallen in love, have you? :) I hope it goes on sale soon! Your bedroom is just like out of magazine. Something I can never quite accomplish. You have such elegant taste~!

  6. Love the lamp! You make distressing seem really easy - have motivated me to give it a try. And, the framed print on your hubby's side is adorable - love the big pup. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. :)

  7. Love how the new look goes well with your hubby's lamp Marty!

  8. It looks great, just as if you bought it like that! Great job Marty!
    I agree with Vel; the lamps match now in the night tables.

  9. The lamp turned out so beautifully...I love the way you layered the paint...looks like it just came from the showroom!!!...Beautiful job Marty!

  10. Looks great with the mirror above it?

  11. Looks great Marty and I love that pretty mirror over your nightstand too!

  12. Well done - I'd keep it there, Marty - really looks perfect! Love your changing up the look of an existing lamp. Thank you for sharing how you did it, too.

  13. The lamps looks really good made over, a great match for your hubby's. $175 is a bit saucy!

  14. I absolutely love your lamp makeover. You are always super talented. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.