Google+ House Revivals: This Lamp Needs a Do Over

Friday, December 3, 2010

This Lamp Needs a Do Over

So, I've had a little junk in my trunk lately.   Finally had a chance to sneak it inside and into a closet when my engineer went to bed early the other night!   Today, I brought it into the light to admire it in all it's glory.

Isn't it wonderful?  And it works, too!  Not bad for a buck and a half at the GW Outlet, right?  (OK, I know you're thinking I overpaid)

But seriously, check out this detail!

What's not to love? (Yes, I know the engineer would have a long list of things not to love  -- not the least of which that it's in his home)

The engineer won't appreciate the potential of the piece.  So, it goes back in the closet for a while.  Maybe until the engineer's next business trip....

I have big plans for this piece, including a new paint job, a new shade, and a few repairs....
Who doesn't love an amazing lamp with a glossy black finish?

Or a cool drum shade?  Or turquoise?

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Check out these "never worn, still have the tag, retro linen pants"!  (from the same GW Outlet trip)

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  (at this point, the engineer would answer  "... that you're a crazy person?"  But, actually, I'm thinking "cool glossy black lamp with retro turquoise fabric lampshade")  I think I'll call it the "too much junk in my trunk pants lamp"!

Have wonderful weekend!

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  1. The detail on that lamp are beautiful. Great find!

  2. You're so funny!! I was thinking, "are you going to wear those while you paint the lamp?"!! Okay, my guess was way off!!!

    I LOVE your vision for the lamp. I bet it'll look so fab.


  3. I think the lamp is going to look retro fabulous once you are finished...I love that fabric but am kinda scared it was ever intended to be

    Can't wait to see the finished piece...when does he leave again? *wink*

    Blessings Kelsie

    PS: If he truly thinks you are crazy, he and my hubby should compare notes :)

  4. I AM SO JEALOUS!!! I FREAKING LOVE THAT LAMP! YOU TELL THE ENGINEER NEVER TO COME TO MY HOUSE OR I WILL BEAT HIM UP. Whew it was exhausting yelling all of that. Thanks for linking lady!!

    love your guts

  5. would love to see that made! The lamp has some very awesome texture.

  6. As the recipient of some of your fabulous lamps, I can so see what you're thinking (I think). Turquoise is my fave color, and those pants are totally lampshade worthy! As to the engineer aspect of this...I get that, too. Mine is allowed an entire half of our basement, and yet he nags me about seven boxes of childhood treasures he feels should not be taking up space...sheesh!

  7. Dont you just love a bargain! You had the find of the year

  8. This lamp is going to be fabulous...can't wait to see it!!

  9. Such beautiful detail on this little bargain! Can't wait to see it done.

  10. Fun post. Can't wait to see the finished project of the lammp. Your engineer will be amazed.


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