Saturday, December 11, 2010

Brass Lamp Refab

I have been on the hunt for a heavy brass lamp that I could score on the cheap. I have loved all of the Pottery Barnish refabs i have seen all over blog land. So....I was hunting shopping in Goodwill one day and I heard the angels sing. Could it be......a tall sexy brass lamp. Could it really only be $3.50? Yep! Does it work? Yep! In the buggy it went and I am ashamed to say that anyone who even eyed it got the stank eye from me. I would have took somebody down for this beauty.
I rubbed it down with steel wool, cleaned it up and took out the lighting fixture and wiring.
Painted it with "Oil Rubbed Bronze", rewired it with an all in one kit from Lowe's. Picked up a lamp shade from Wal-Mart and all was good until I realized the harp was too big for the shade. Back to Lowe's and got an eight inch harp and no I am lovin it!!!
Light ~ $3.50
Shade ~ $14.99
Light kit ~ 9.99
Harp ~ 4.00
Grand total of $32.48 ~ Not bad if I must say so myself!
What do ya think?

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A Little Knick Knack


Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I think it is great. I love the shape too!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Fantastic shape! Love it!

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Ooooh la the little details...k I want one now ;)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Gosh that turned out so pretty. Love the shape. Just wondered why the new light kit? I love the shape of the shade on it.

littlethings1 said...

You made an awsome score & it looks fabulous !!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

It turned out so pretty! Great find! By the way, that would have cost $25 at my Goodwill.

Betsy said...

When I see the word "Goodwill" or "thrift" I'm all over it. What a fabulous transformation. I can't believe you got it for just $3.50. I love the finish you used.
Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

That is so purdy! I especially love all the details!

I won't eyeball it though. Wouldn't want to get "the stank eye" LOL

Great job! :)