Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lamp Redo Number 1

We had a garage sale last weekend and my mother in law brought over 3 lamps along with some other stuff to sell. They weren't easy on the eyes and had their fair share of dust. I offered her cash but she resisted and gave them to me - for free! Can't beat that deal.

We'll start with the lamp I cleverly named, "The Monkey Lamp".


You know you love him.



I primed and painted him Ivy Leaf green and expected to rub some dark stain on top. But I didn't need to! Gotta love that.


Is it just me, or did his smile get bigger? You'd be smiling too if you were holding a pineapple.

10 comments:

Kaysi said...

Wow! That looks great, I love the lamp shade now! Can't get better than free!

One Cheap B*tch said...

So cute! Love the color you chose! Coming over from Between Naps on the Porch and a happy new follower!

Jeanine

Nichole@40daysof said...

He's so much better green! It's like he should have always been that color.



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Condo Blues said...

It looks more like a funky monkey lamp now :)

Laura said...

Haha I love it!

I am starting a new party called "Saturday is Crafty Day" on April 24th and I'd love it if you stopped by!
www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous transformation. I love the green {and the little monkey too} Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you enjoy your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Liz said...

You know? I DO Love him. How Cheeky! :)

~Liz

Jamie said...

Great lamp project! I'm following you via the blog post you left me. I'm new to this avenue of the blogging world as well and I'll agree - it's might addicting, but fun! I LOVE the skirt project you made a few posts ago. Fabulous!

Mrs. Adventure said...

That green is fabulous!

Josiah's Mom said...

love that green!