They were yellowed and I thought I would just glaze them to make the texture stand out more. However I didn't like it at all. Too dirty looking for me!
So I got out this oops sample container of Valspar paint that I paid .50 for at Lowes. It was an olive green color with brown undertones. I didn't know why I bought it but figured why not use it on the lamps! They can always be repainted!
So 3 coats later of Valspar paint (now I know why I only use Kilz Colors paint!) here is how they looked! Much better, I think!
Now they needed shades. I wanted some shades like these from Ballards and Pottery Barn but I refuse to pay $40 for a lamp shade!!
debbiedoos encouraged me to cover some cheap shades from Wal-Mart in burlap. So I bought a yard for $3.99. I measured and traced the outline of the shade.
I cut out the form that was just under the size of my shade that I had traced.
I hot glued it on to the shade very carefully making sure the seams met in the same place as on the shade itself.
I then hot glued on some trim around the top and bottom. Voila!! They look just as good as the expensive ones but they only cost me $13 each!! Lamp shades are quite expensive!!
Here is a shot with the light on. I just love them!
So I put the lamps on the sofa table/dresser and here they are!! I am quite happy with them! Here is a little accessorizing that I attempted to do on the top of the dresser. As soon as I can get some small antlers out of Mr. Creative's stash, I will put them in the nut bowl!!
I am almost finished with the dresser. I painted the old hardware but I don't like the drawer pulls on the top drawers. To me they just need simple knobs as to not take away from the scroll pattern.
I am linking this transformation to the following parties this week! Please stop by and see the MANY others that have linked great things!
The CSI Project for Fabric and Sewing!
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday!!
House of Grace for the Twice Owned Party!
Debbiedoos Before and After Party!
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!
The Pumpkin Patch for Transform Tuesday!