Thursday, June 6, 2013

SPD: 80's Gold to Ultra Modern

When you get married, you inherit a lot of junk stuff. One item Chris and I didn't inherit, but willingly took was this golden beauty of a lamp from his parents. Isn't she perr-tayyy? 
You don't have to lie. U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi, you ugly, yaaa lamp, you ugly!
But, this little gem of the world has a sorta-kinda special meaning. It was the first piece of "furniture" Chris's parents bought when they were married. "Awww, how sweet." Right? Wrong!
They had this thing outside at their garage sale a few months back and, not surprisingly, no one wanted it. 
I had other plans and when they told me it had (slight) sentimental value, I was sold. Chris thought I was crazy, but as I have said before, I am the decorating boss up in this hiz-house. 
After a few coats of paint, here she glows!






Seashell ball (is that what you call it?) and Starfish are thanks to good ol Gulf Shores, Alabama! I have been wanting one of those shell-balls so bad, but they are like $25 at Target. No thanks. But in Bama, $8.99 and I was sold. And the Starfish? Rang in at a cool $3.99. Ikea plant comes in at a whopping $1.99, and the fact that I haven't killed it yet makes it priceless!!

The lamp shade is from another lamp I had in a closet. I am not sold, but anything was better than the old lamp shade...which I tried to spray paint and it turned out, well, U-G-L-Y. 


Pinterest is full of inspiration, but this golden beaut made me realize this lamp could really come out of retirement!

Linking up with Steph and Katie!
**All images are original to this Tucker Up. Should you pin any images, please link directly back to this post. Thanks!
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20 comments:

  1. That is definitely a major improvement. Love the shell ball too!

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  2. That is way better! I don't even think of updating things like that!!!

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  3. Wow what an improvement - love it!

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  4. wow, that looks great! Makes me feel like I'm in a vacation home at the beach!

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  5. That turned out amazing! Did you spray paint it, or actually use a paint brush and paint? Everytime I spray paint metal, it doesn't look right, just wondering if I'm doing something wrong? lol

    -Sarah

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  6. I love how this turned out!! Such a huge difference! What color did you use and was it painted with a brush or spray painted? LOVE, love, love!

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  7. Holy smokers!! It looks fantastic!!

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  8. Good girl! You saw the potential and made it shine! The shape of that lamp is AWESOME! I like the drum shade...I think it works!

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  9. Found you in the link up... you definitely saw something I couldn't see until it was done - great job!

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  10. You did a GREAT job re-doing that little sentimental thing! :)

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  11. Love the lamp! I never would have thought to paint it like that!

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  12. SO IMPRESSED, girl! Love this transformation :)

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  13. What a pretty makeover. I love the color that you painted it. And that shade with the stipe at the bottom and top looks great with it!

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  14. That came out great! Love the silver trimmed shade.

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  15. I love the color! And I think the lampshade goes perfectly with its current shelf-mates. :)

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  16. This lamp turned out awesome! I love it and the starfish and shell ball are perfect. I'm also loving your Ikea plant! :)

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  17. holy crap! There is no way that's the same lamp friend. I LOVE it! I'll send you a my next find and let you fix it up for me!

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  18. That looks SO good! It makes me want to go thrift shopping :)

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