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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

To sell or not to sell?

We have had this lamp base for some time now...
Vintage, white metal, great detail...but even though a lot of people liked it, it never sold.

We must admit that the lack of lampshade didn't help.
Since this week is all about finishing old projects, we decided to tackle this lovely piece and hopefully get it sold in just a few, simple steps!

First step: we looked for a lampshade in the garage...we focused in the shape and the size, no the print or the color!

Second step: We got rid of the old fabric and constructed a new shade using white cotton...


Third step: We added a strip of jute and finished it with vintage white buttons...


Our Fourth and last step will be price it, display it and hope that someone will like it now as much as we do!


Many more transformations at:
The Shabby Chic Cottage

23 comments:

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I like this! I've got a couple that I need to recover myself.

Destiny said...

Sounds JUST like me! I have about 6 vintage lamps...beautiful, but have the HARDEST time finding shades that fit just right...I also have about 15 shades that I could probably do something with. You have inspired me to do so : ) Thanks!

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

GREAT IDEA! I NED TO TACKLE MY LAMPSHADES...YOU DID A GREAT JOB!

Delightful Dwelling said...

What a pretty lamp, I love the base and the new shade is so cute!

One Shabby Old House said...

Don't you just love it when a project is complete and you are happy with it as you should be!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh you girls! everytime we are over here we are blown away with all of these ideas you two have! cool lamp re-do...just perfect!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Smart thinkin', it's just too cute, I adore the lampshade! The jute and buttons are darling! Now watch it sell, and then be mad.
LOL.
Debra

Lori said...

that shade is the cutest thing...i love the addition of the buttons!!!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Great use of materials ... creativity at it's best!!

xo
Jill

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Just lovely...I adore the table and the piece with all the drawers (its name has left my memory at this moment). I think the dymentia is setting in. Your end result is gorgeous! Beautiful vignette.

Nancy said...

I love what you did with it! Really super neat; if someone doesn't buy it they are missin out!

Nancy

Chany said...

Siiiii amores nos encontramos en todos lados jajajaj lo que pasa es que me parezco a ustedes entonces de tal palo, tal la astilla jajajaja

Las quiero mucho Chany

deborah said...

just too fun... LOVE the buttons and the jute trim! This won't last long! Thanks, Deborah

Coastal Sisters said...

I love the white shade much better. So elegant!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

All gussied up, buttoned up and ready to step out! Looks great!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Cute, the button detail really makes it. I have a similar lamp, but the base is more of a bronze...

Blue Creek Home said...

I bet it will sell now! Sometimes ya just gotta shake things up a little. Adorable.
Rhonda

Julie said...

I'll never look at a lampshade the same way again - what a great idea...thanks for sharing with us xo Julie

Linda said...

Oh, she is soooo cute...loooove the shade! Hope you have a FUN weekend!

Blessings,
Linda

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Looks like you ARE burlap fans! Love the lamp and shade. Thanks so much for your nice comment on our basket liners; do come see me again. xo

the wild raspberry said...

cute....
thanks for your sweet words.
chas

Lisa said...

That is just SO pretty!
Lisa

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I'm too chicken to tackle a lampshade, but y'all are inspiring me to give it a try. Yours looks too cute, I'd buy it!
Anne