More TRASH to treasure

March 11th, 2010 in member junk     
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mauve 80s lamps after a good sanding
mauve 80s lamps after a good sanding

mauve 80's lamps after a good sanding

Just a few things I picked up "dumpster diving"!  The side tables had a mapley finish...I sanded and painted a cream color, then distressed and rubbed a black stain on top.  I also sanded the UGLY ceramic mauve lamps (before picture).  I then painted them white and decoupaged using old dictionary pages!  I found some funky black and tan striped shades to match!  Not too bad for free stuff!



Pattern or design used: My own design - Wendy Jackson
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Comments (13)

Kacky writes: You could have sprayed the lamps with white, sticks on anything paint and then decoupaged the lamps, but I guess that would have cost money, unless you already had some in the garage! Posted: 9:58 pm on July 20th
lilacsndreams writes: Very nice work for dumpster/junk diving...LOVE it! Now, that is treasure hunting!:)
Lilacs Posted: 10:07 am on October 8th
lady1880s writes: A great reading lamp! I can see these in a office,love them! Posted: 8:43 pm on August 9th
emw1203 writes: I didn't realize that ceramic could be sanded off. Learn something always new on this site. You did a wonderful job decoupaging too. Now I will think twice before passing up lamps such as this...Great design. Posted: 9:40 am on July 12th
nancat1946 writes: L-O-V-E YOUR LAMP. Enjoy it in good health. Posted: 11:12 pm on April 7th
curlyrachel writes: what great ideas!!! so clever to decoupage with the dictionary! i LOOOOOOVE it. another idea i might have to steal. ;)

i saw some great lamps at the thrift store today. they were brass (gag) but they had such great shapes. i would have loved to buy and make them over, but alas, too broke right now, even for thrift store lamps.

keep up the great posts!! Posted: 5:02 pm on March 17th
suewhitney writes: Great saves! Love what did with the old lamps. Who would have thunk they came from that before picture? Nice work!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:09 am on March 13th
MelHow writes: Those are cool lamps...I love words decoupaged on things... Posted: 10:32 pm on March 11th
alicemom writes: Those lamps are the best! Freebies! Tables are darling too!Freebies! Gotta love that!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:28 pm on March 11th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, those lamps are impressive. Nice work! Posted: 7:45 pm on March 11th
ninnarae writes: These all turned out great! Never would have thought of decoupaging a lamp! Awesome project! Posted: 6:32 pm on March 11th
georgiamoon writes: Wow, you did a fantastic job with the lamp decoupage. The tables turned out great too. Nice work and for FREE too! Georgia Posted: 5:48 pm on March 11th
racers7 writes: How super cute are those lamps! You did a very creative job on all your "dumpster" finds but I just LOVE your lamps!...Melody Posted: 5:24 pm on March 11th
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