Green 50's lamp turned into modern mosaic!

October 28th, 2008 in member junk     
GarageSaleJunkie GarageSaleJunkie, member
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I bought this lamp at a garage sale for 5.00, I really fell in love with it, it WAS bright green, sorry I dont have any before pictures :( I loved the curves of it.  So what I did, was I painted it black to start off with, then I took a bunch of 12 by 12 mirrors that I got at a garage sale for a $1.00 and I broke them into many little pieces.  I went to menards bought midnight black grount, glued the mirror pieces on the lamp body then grouted away!  I am curently working on the shade I am going to cover it with black saitn , and add decorative trim on the top and bottom!  Finished pictures coming SOON!!!


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Comments (7)

georgiamoon writes: Hey, hey ,hey. This is really good. I have always had trouble with mosaic...we'll just add that to the ever growing list of things I DON'T do...but I do like how you used the mirror on this lamp. Very good job and I love all your other mirrors too! Welcome, Georgia Posted: 2:12 pm on October 29th
shabbychick writes: Nice job on your lamp - I love mosaic work!

Kathy Posted: 9:19 am on October 29th
suewhitney writes: I guess we all love the curves of the lamp. Good minds think alike! I love what you've done so far can't wait to see the shade. Keep up the good work!

Happy junking!
Sue Posted: 7:57 am on October 29th
csudderth writes: Wow--this turned out great. Can't wait to see the shade.
Christy Posted: 9:01 pm on October 28th
MimiToria writes: I think the curves on this lamp are great too. I can see why you were drawn to it. Your mosaic job is great! Love what you did with the mirrors and breaking them up. I have a cheap door mirror that I've salvaged and intend to use as a mosaic project for my garden. My mother-in-law mosaicd a bowling bowl with mirror shards.
Love it with the black grout. Will be watching for your finished project post.
Gretchen Posted: 7:52 pm on October 28th
LuAnn writes: Love the lamp. Can't wait to see the finished project.

LuAnn Posted: 7:39 pm on October 28th
Chovey writes: I love the curves of this lamp too! What a great find and what a great mosaic project!
cynthia Posted: 7:10 pm on October 28th
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