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6.23.2010

When I took the bird bedding from the master bedroom and moved it to the guest bedroom I had to change the master bedroom bedding. I will share pictures of it soon, but I also made another change.



I had these large brown lamps and was tired of there being no contrast between the walls, and furniture and lamps. Everything was brown.


So I bought this hammered finish paint in White.


and I spread my White tarp on the drive way in the shade


Mr. Savvy had already taped up everything that didn't get painted for me and I did a light sanding.


and the painting process began


and now I have these two nice White lamps. I added some jute around the neck for some
added texture. Those bumps on the lamp are not paint spots but the little imperfections of the lamp.
These lamps are very heavy and I bought them in an upscale design shop at fifty percent off.
Now that shop is out of business in my area, but she has others that are still open.
I guess the economy got this one.


 I did both lamps and changed the shades to these textured ones.
I love their new look and will show you how they look in the room soon.


Linking to the following parties:
Domestically Speaking for the Power of Paint Wednesdays
The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
House of Hepworths for HOH Thursdays
Life as Lori for Get Your Craft On Thursdays
Jenny Matlock  for Alphabet Thursdays for the letter "W"
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Fridays

98 comments:

  1. They look awesome white! Fresh and new!!~

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  2. Love it!! My mom paints her lamps... great quick and easy (and cheap) way to redecorate.

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  3. Great redo...and the jute idea...very cool!
    Lovin the lighter color.
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  4. I love the added jute! I never thought of spray painting a lamp!

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  5. Great new look! Love the jute around the neck...your so smart;)!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  6. They look great and liking the touch of jute at the top!

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  7. ps...I want you to come live at my house and use some of your creative mojo on my stuff!! :D

    Suzanne

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  8. Love the new look.....you could also add a monogram or a painted embellishment (fleur de lis) on the side of the newly painted good-looking lamp!! GREAT idea to paint them!

    Suzanne

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  9. Lovely new lamp. I can't wait to bust out the paint and dramatically remake my bedroom and some objects, too!

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  10. you are very savvy! Cant wait to see the room!

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  11. Kim they look wonderful, and I love the addition of the jute around the top! I need to get some spray paint, y'all are always doing great things with those darn little cans!

    Kat :)

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  12. Love it! I just spray painted my old brass ones to a satin almond. Who knew spray paint could be so amazing?!?

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  13. Great new look for the lamp... I especially like the jute you added for texture.

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  14. Great idea...I'll have to keep this in mind:)

    Rondell

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  15. Nice change! Looks refreshing! :)

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  16. There used to be a saying in my house: Don't stand still or Mom will spray paint you! I love spray paint!
    Great transformation! I just have one question: Do you ever slow down? haha!

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  17. The lamps look fantastic! Great job and i love that dresser!
    You have a very beautiful home.
    Pamela

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  18. Love how they look and the bumps just add great texture as does the jute! Great make over!

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  19. The lamps look great white.Something you would see in a Pottery Barn magazine!!

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  20. They look great! The jute makes a nice touch.

    Could you please send Mr. Savvy over, I've got some taping I need some help with?

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  21. They turned out just great. Light and airy. Can't wait to see the bedroom reveal!

    Whew...back to work outside!

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  22. This looks wonderful, Kim. I think I'll give this a try on the condo bedroom lamps, for the redo. I've looked around for lamps and can't find what I'm looking for. You just solved my dilemma!

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  23. They look AWESOME! I love the jute you added to them! Don't ya just love spray paint?!

    Back Porch Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  24. Kim, I love the look of your lamps painted white. Isn't it wonderful what a little paint can do to change things up. The jute is a great touch too. Can't wait to see the finished room. Hugs, Marty

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  25. You are so talented! Fabulous re-do, love it!

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  26. I love the lamp redo. I do love the contrast to the walls now.

    The bird lamp and the bird cloche are
    adorable.

    Blessings,
    Rhonda

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  27. Perfect timing....I need a cream colored lamp too, so I'm off to buy some spray paint. Now, I just need to find a cheapy lamp that I can paint. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love it! Like others, I really like the jute. I wish I could get my husband to tape for me... you are a lucky girl!

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  29. My Gosh Kim, do you EVER relax! Ha! I love the new look of the lamps. And the jute is the perfect accent!
    Now go get some iced tea and chill!!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  30. they look great done in white and i like the jute and new shades....and they don't blend into room like the brown color did...great job

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  31. Wow, these lamps look awesome! I'm always donating things like this and never thinking of re-doing them! Oh well, guess I've provided material for everyone's projects...LOL Seriously ~ a great project~ I'm inspired!

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  32. Hi Kim-
    You know I love white spray paint!
    Your lamps look amazing!
    I am inspired to make some changes.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  33. Everything you do in your home looks great, Kim! If you lived near me I would hire you to come help finish my house. At least I get to read your blog everyday and get lots of great ideas and inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. I love the new look of the lamps. Isn't it amazing what a fresh coat of paint can accomplish.

    I'm redoing our master and keep looking at my old lamps and wondering what to do, what to do. I think it's time to break out the spray paint.

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  35. Great job, Kim! I was just going to paint my white lamps a brighter color! But now, I'm having second thoughts - your white one looks so good!
    Thanks for linking to Wed. Gratitude, (I fixed the link - it had my blog address by mistake). I'd love for you to become a regular participant, you always share such inspiring posts!!
    Have a great rest of the week.
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  36. Hi Kimmie! There you go being marvelous again! I love the new look of your lamps and the little added twine looks great!
    Man, you're good.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  37. The white is such a fresh change and nice contrast. Love your little touch of jute! I don't usually think of the details! But I'm learning! ♥

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  38. Nice change! Gotta love that spray paint. :D

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  39. Very nice touch. I'm having a heck of a time finding two lamps for our bedroom, havent' seen anything that grabs me yet.

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  40. Kim, I just wish I had half of your energy. You are amazing.

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  41. The lamp looks lovely now and I like the jute trim. Lezlee

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  42. what a great transformation. I am a firm believer in painting whatever isnt working for you and this just goes to show what a terrific idea that is:)
    they look stunning

    hugs
    Sonny

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  43. Those are awesome! Don't you just love paint! The shades and jute added just the right touch.

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  44. They sure do look pretty, Kim! I've got to remember that paint you bought. Perfect! Didn't even know they made one called that. You sure are a busy bee!
    Brenda

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  45. What a great makeover, the lamp looks great!
    I love your sideboard, very nice indeed.
    Angex

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  46. I love the "hammered" collection of paint! The jute around the neck of the lamp really adds an area of interest/nice texture along with the shades! Love 'em! Great job!

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  47. Kim,
    I loved the lamps before you painted them, but the new white color with the jute gives them a very upscale trendy look. Wonderfully done.
    And thanks so much for showing us how you did it and what you used. So detailed! I have an awful old marbled ginger jar that could use repainted. Now I know how to do it!

    This summer I am starting a new meme called Tips Tidbits and Tutorials. I am hoping it will be a meme center for how to do things... this post would be perfect. Be looking for it next month!
    Super job, wonderful results!!!
    Yvonne

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  48. The color change really made a big difference. The white would be my choice.

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  49. Wow, what a wonderful change, I love the rope detail around the top. Great job Kim :)

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  50. Kim, Don't you just love spray paint? Since I started looking at all these decorating blogs I have painted almost every accessory in my house! Your lamp looks great and I really like the jute trim you added.
    xo, Sherry

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  51. A woman, a can of spray paint and a lamp...Watch Out! Great things happen.

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  52. Kim,
    I love the lamps painted white. Love the new shades too...they are almost exactly like the ones I have on my lamps in our living room.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.
    ~Cindy~

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  53. Kim, you are the busiest, most creative lady! I like the twine around the top. You really think out of the box. Love the new white look. ~ Sarah

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  54. Great make-over, Kim, Love it. Gerry

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  55. They really look great! Thanks for showing us.

    Nancy

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  56. you are just way too clever!!! i love the jute!!! great makeover!

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  57. The lamp redo looks great! Love the twine around it too! Thanks for visiting me and not to worry I have used the last of the blue paint on hand! But it is a catchy color! LOL!

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  58. Fun transformation~ don't you just love all the paint finishes & textures available in a can?!

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  59. An easy yet amazing transformation! I love the jute wrapped around the neck.

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  60. Looks really great in white. I have some spray paint just waiting to be used.

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  61. Your lamps got HAMMERED but in a good way! ~olive~

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  62. What a great project. It came out beautifully, and I love the jute trim that you added. Kathy

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  63. Great idea, great results! I think it is so clever to refashion items that you already have. I am goin gto paint all the knobs on my kitchen cabinets with a hammered metallic spray paint. So much cheaper than buying all new ones. There is nothing wrong with them, they are just shiny brass and dated!

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  64. What a great idea~ I may try this with the ugly lamps I bought at the same time that I found my Welsh dresser.

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  65. I am soooo in trouble now that I see they make hammered finish in WHITE!!!!

    Who knew?

    Well, obviously you did since you shared this gorgeous makeover with us on our little stop through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "W".

    I loved this wonderful link!

    A+

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  66. Kim, that lamp looks great. Love the addition of the jute. You're so clever. laurie

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  67. love it! how do you come up with these wonderful ideas? i have to get me a can of spray paint and let the spirit move me!!!

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  68. Thats the first thing my eye went to..that big lamp..love it, brown or white! :D

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  69. Happy W day! The lamp looks great!

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  70. Completely different look. Very nicely done.

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  71. Love the look, Kim! The jute and the shade go so well together!

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  72. Love this idea! I love re-purposing anything & everything!

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  73. The WHITE is awesome! So pretty! I just love spraypaint!!

    ~angela @ peonypatch
    www.mccalled.com/peonypatch

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  74. Love me some spray paint! :) I did the same thing with a similar style lamp but I used fabric instead of paint. Set the lamp in the center of the fabric, brought it up around the neck, gathered it evenly and wrapped and tied raffia around it. Worked BEAUTIFULLY! :)

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  75. there were lamps in this picture? Oh Sorry, I got so distracted by your unbelieveable shutters. J-E-A-L-O-U-S!

    haha no really the lamp is great :)

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  76. Gives a fantastic finish! Awesome!!!

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  77. They look great Kim! Isn't it always amazing how something so simple as changing out the color of an item of two can really make a dramatic difference in your space? I love it.

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  78. I love how you added that jute really nice touch! This is my first time here...I'll have to check things out a bit it looks fun!!

    blessings xo
    Rene'

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  79. I love your new lamp! I especially like the rope/twine around the top -- it really adds to it! Great redo!

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  80. Great transformation on your lamp! Well done:-) Peace and blessings

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  81. Great! a good new look. I love the little jute.

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  82. ya gotta love spray paint....I have used the hammered copper and I love it!

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  83. I like that you added the jute. I see that all over the place but I don't have any in my home. It does add some texture to the lamp. Mr. Savvy is so sweet to tape it all off for you:)

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  84. Very cute! I have a lamp just begging for a makeover and you've inspired me. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  85. Texture - now that's the ticket. That lamp is now very versatile.

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  86. WOW!! What a fantastic job!! Where would we all be without spray paint??
    Debbie

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  87. What a difference painting the lamp made. It looks beautiful. I bet it brightens up that spot now. Great post.

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  88. Looks great!
    'White' is a wonderful 'W-word'!!! I have a lamp that I need to do the exact same thing with!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    Anna's W-Words

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  89. Happy Friday!

    Your lamps look utterly charming!

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  90. Your lamps turned out great!! Spray paint rocks!

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  91. Now your lamps pop beautifully against your wall & that twine just adds so much character... thanks for linkin' up to the PoPP.

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  92. What a Wonderful Change and recycle project.

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  93. creative, fun,
    loved all of your stuff.

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  94. They do look good and the jute ties them in nicely with the room :)

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