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Friday, February 21, 2014

Going for the Gold


If lamp makeovers were an Olympic sport, I would have to step up to the challenge, because, for one thing: I love a good lamp re-vamp.  And secondly, it wouldn't require months of training in a gym.  It's the perfect kind of sport for me.  And right now,  in my Master Bedroom re-do, I'm totally going for gold.

You might remember my first makeover of this $5 lamp from goodwill.  I started out with Bronze.  (Ok, brass.)  





And then, it was the Silver.  (Read more about that here.)





And, now, it's all about the Gold.  And the navy, of course.  




Just like the first time I made this lamp over, it only took a little spray paint (I used my favorite Krylon Gold Foil spray) and some navy grosgrain ribbon glued onto the shade and it was done.  For a fraction of a can of paint and a $2 spool of ribbon, I'd say it was a great deal.

Moving on to my next event, I tackled our bedside lamps by simply replacing the old shades with some new ones.





Nothing expensive, of course, just some plain white drum shades found on clearance at Target for $4.98 each.






And, going for the gold once more, I added a couple of stripes to them with a little hot glue and some gold metallic bias tape from Hobby Lobby.




















And speaking of biased, if I were a judge in this "competition," I'd have to say I nailed it.

{Never mind that frame with no picture in it yet.  I'll get to it.}





And since the first two "events" went well, I decided to go for gold a third time and tackle the chandelier shade.  Because I didn't want to fool with taking it down, I got resourceful and climbed the ladder and stuck the bias tape on with sticky tack.  Oh, yes, I did.  




It worked like a charm and since it hasn't fallen off in several days, I'm thinking it's going to hold just fine. (Fingers crossed.)











So, those are the results of the Master Bedroom re-do so far.  Hope you like it!  Stay tuned for more event coverage and more of the room revealed when I can get to it.  


Meanwhile, are you going for gold?  What's your event?

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http://dimplesandtangles.blogspot.com/2014/02/best-of-nest-link-party-1.html






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24 comments:

  1. I gotta get me some of that bias tape! :)

    All of these simple makeovers are gorgeous! :)

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  2. Fun post, and beautiful updates! I am going to have to check out the foil spray paint. I haven't seen that, but your lamp looks great. Thanks for sharing! Kari

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    1. Thanks, Kari! That paint is my favorite gold! You'll have to try it!

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  3. Ha...loved the Olympic theme going on...and as always your taste is impeccable!

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    1. Thank you! So sweet of you to say :)

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  4. What a difference the gold bias tape made! I may have to try this-I enjoy seeing all your projects.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! So glad to have you here!

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  5. I love this project! Great job and what an impact!

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  6. My Olympic event would be binge watching House of Cards. ;-) Gold medal, for SURE. Love the gold touches you added - especially the gold lamp with the navy stripes - so classic!

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    1. Ha! I haven't seen that show! So glad you like the lamp. :)

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  7. Julie, you certainly do have a way with lamps!! I love your custom details, and they're so easy! Thanks so much for sharing them at Best of the Nest! :)

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  8. Julie you would definitely take GOLD in lamping!!!! It's amazing how a little ribbon and hot glue customizes those lampshades. You are inspiring me to do something with my boring white lamps with white lampshades that are in my master. Thanks for linking this up to Best of the Nest!

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    1. So glad you like it, Lisa! Congrats on the new link party!

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  9. You are hilarious! I remember the silver lamp and even used your technique on one of my own back then! But, I'll admit I'm partial to the gold, and you've knocked all three of these out of the park! I've never seen the gold metallic bias tape, but now that I know...look out! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Best of the Nest!

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    1. Glad you like it, Jennifer! Our tastes are so similar, I'm not surprised you like the gold best now :)

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  10. These are so great! I love all of them, but am a bit biased to the gold and navy! Great job!! Coming over from Best of the Nest!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm loving gold and navy so much right now, I'm even wearing it a lot! So glad you like it too :)

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  11. Love how well the navy goes along with the gold base. Pinning your tip. I'm sure I'll need it in the future.

    Vidya @Whats Ur Home Story

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  12. looks good!! I too had some iteams in silver that i made gold.

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