Maggie, my friend who snapped these spectacular photos, told me she was moving and letting go of a few items. I know she has good taste in just about every aspect of her life so I knew I'd end up with something amazing. My living room has no overhead lighting and I could always use more floor and table lamps so I was extra excited when Maggie told me she was getting rid of a pair of lights. I saw potential in them instantly and quickly got to work painting and re-accessorizing the lamps using materials mentioned in this post. I ended up with a pair of unique lamps that lend a soft glow and a bit of personality and history to my living room. Here's an outline of how I began:
|Tip: Tape carefully, the print can peel off easily from vintage globes. Also, to split the |
globe in half, I used an icing spatula and used it as leverage to pop the orb in half.
|After all the paint had dried on both the globe halves and the lamp bases, |
I replaced the bulbs, put the lamp together, and added the simple touch
of a faux pearl to the very tip top of the lamp.
|Lucky for me the lamp bases were free (thanks Maggie!) the Globe was $3 @ Salvation Army, gold paint was $5, and the faux pearls were $1 for both. (I added an extra buck for sales tax.)|