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Brassy to Classy

The existing lamp in our family room was a little bit ridiculously small for the space so I picked up this shiny beaut at the thrift store this week. Good thing I had my sunglasses on because it was blinding.

All that gold bling bling and the 1984 accordion pleated lamp shade were calling my name. A can of Brushed Nickel Krylon was calling even louder. For $6.88, I couldn't go wrong.

I gave it a good coat and for a split second reattached the existing shade.... uuurrgg.. wrong answer! I went to Lowe's and picked up a burlapish covered lampshade to complete the project. I really wanted a drum shade but they didn't carry those, and well, I'm an instant gratification kind of girl and I just couldn't wait to go to Target so this one will have to do.

Ooops! I was in such a hurry I forgot to remove the wrapper. See, I told you I was an instant gratification kind of girl!

That transformation from brassy to classy only took a few minutes and totally looks high end with the metal and burlap combination.

I'm on a personal crusade to remove every last ounce of brass in our home. A few more door knobs and I will have succeeded. Does anyone need 4 brass ceiling fans? I have a couple extra!
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Anonymous –   – (August 23, 2010 at 6:44 PM)  

Thanks for visiting me. Your lamp looks wonderful. I love that shade too!
I am going look around your blog a bit :)
Have a wonderful week.

groovie mom  – (August 23, 2010 at 9:18 PM)  

Our house is drowning in brass door knobs and faucets! I'm slowly getting rid of them. Lamp looks great! Too bad I can't spray paint my faucets.

Stacy@The Project Shoppe  – (August 24, 2010 at 1:58 AM)  

Love your lamp redo! I have a thing for lamps! I linked a lamp redo at Southern Hospitality as well. Welcome to blogging, I am a newbie as well : )

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic  – (August 24, 2010 at 8:27 AM)  

Your lamp looks soooooo much better! It was the perfect candidate for a makeover since it has great lines! Thanks for commenting on my guest room.

Ellie  – (August 29, 2010 at 8:17 PM)  

I like your 'new' lamp, I like your blog, I'm your newest follower. :)

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