Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What To Do With Those Old Lamps

I found these old lamps at an estate sale along time ago. They were sitting up in the attic forever. There made of plaster, i think. Boy are they heavy!!I always wanted to do something with them. I was going to either donate them, or take them to the consignment shop.Well, what i did was cut the top part off, and make it into sort of a statue. You would never know it was a lamp!! That was all i did. There a nice size 21 inches tall! I also found some wood sconces. I apologize i deleted the before picture, but they had yellow painted flowers, and red painted cherries engraved in the wood. They were really pretty, but didn't go with my decor.I painted , and glazed them.


I like it in my bedroom 

Or on either side of the fireplace




Pretty in the foyer with some crystals


I found this beautiful silk lavender plant at the garage sale on saturday!


Melanie said...

Love how you used the lamps. Great find with the lavender plant!


High Street Cottage said...

Kate, what an amazing post, the lamp bases look stunning, just beautiful and very high end gifty vintage shop. I also love the sconces. The lavender plant...had you not said it was silk i would not have known, it's simply gorgeous. I love all that you do, you're so talented.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Kathy! Oh my..I know I've said this many times before ..but you REALLY DO find the neatest things at your garage sales and estate sales! What a wonderful idea to take those lamps and use only the base...they look perfect on your bedroom fireplace mantle. And your sconces turned out wonderful too! Do you think one day you'll run out of room for all the treasures you find? If so you'll have to just start replacing what you have and start your own little etsy shop or open a business where you live :) Thanks again for the inspiration.
Maura :)

Andi's English Attic said...

Very clever with the lamps. Something I would never have thought of.
I bought a silk lavender plant from a charity shop last week too! xx

Rose H (UK) said...

Love what you've done with the lamps and sconces Kathy, they look astounding!

Kristen White said...

What a great idea to cut the tops off the lamps....I would have never known if you hadn't pointed it out! Great finds!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those look great without the lamp part. I wish you would link to my party tonight. I know you don't usually link to parties. People would love to see your transformations and your home.

NanaDiana said...

Cute lamps. I remember something like that from the 70's. You have found a good place for them. Also...love your lavender! Hugs- Diana

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Some people just seem to have a knack of thinking of these genoius diy ideas and you are one of them. Very annoying!!!! :-)

I'd NEVER have known that the lavender was silk. It looks sooooo realistic. I'm gobsmacked!


A Cottage Muse said...

So creative! I just dismantled two old lamps I came across and repurposing for the holidays!

Carolyn said...

I love them in your bedroom -great idea. you make such pretty vignettes all through your home!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What a great idea to use them as statues! Love the lavender plant! And the sconces!!

As always....beautiful!

Lou Cinda :)

Brenda Kula said...

What a great idea! I would never have thought to do that!

Rita said...

They turned out beautiful. A little hard work will transform many things, wont it?

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What beautiful finds Kathy. I love how those old lamps turned out :-)

Heaven's Walk - said...

Ok, Kate - I almost broke my nose on my computer screen when I saw your beeeeautiful new lavender plant!! Faux or real ---- I'm alllll about lavender! And your lamps now have a new life. Great job and very creative, girl! :)

xoxo laurie

Custom Comforts said...

So pretty. I like them so much better as statues. And your scounces turned out great too!

Kim said...

Wow! I've seen lamps like that before Kathy and never would have thought to make statues out of them. Great idea! Also love the sconces dripping with crystals - so romantic!

Pam said...

Kate, that's amazing. You could never tell they were lamps! I have been looking at your older posts and I am loving your look. And the wall with all the plates is wonderful. Loved the doillies.