The most glorious Spring weather has been bestowed on us, and I have been gobbling it up with big, happy gulps.
One of the things I have been doing, is some thrifting. And look at my latest score:
Isn’t she gorgeous? Aren’t you completely jealous? I know you are thinking right now “why don’t I ever find such beauties in my thrift store!”. I know, I found this at a flea market. I had to hand over the staggering amount of 50 cents to get it. Just shows that those flea market vendors don’t recognize a treasure when it is staring them in the face. Really don’t you just love everything about it. From that
stained distressed stand to that lovely floral fabric. She is a beauty just as is for sure.
I have started a makeover on her. Or should I say makeovers…
Because I have a treat for you. Starting today, for the next five days I will show you what I did with this little treasure of a thrifted lamp. I got that baby to work for me!
Let’s ease into it and start easy. Here is episode one in my Lamp Makeover Series.
That dodgy lamp stand has been turned into a candle stick.
How to Turn a Lamp Base into a Candle Stick
Not the most difficult project for sure. Nor the worlds most original one either. But very gratifying nevertheless. I had bought these two wooden white candle sticks in a dollar store some time ago. As a pair they looked great, but sometimes in decorating one needs a threesome. and this little lamp stand was the perfect companion to the two taller ones.
I simply removed all the bits and pieces of lamp from the stand, painted her white and glued on a little candle base from my stash.
That was a lucky pairing up for sure. I tried leaving the stand as is, which worked well for stump candles but looked a bit bare. I added a vintage mini pie tin to the top. Which looked adorable but didn’t match so well with the other two in the trio. I tried out various little saucers and dishes until I took a second look at this candle base. It matched up as if it was meant to be.
So next time you see a totally outdated, raggedy looking lamp, take a second look at the lamp base and maybe you will have a lovely (wooden) candle stick in the making.
Just slap some paint on it and call it a day. Or add a little top, like I did, I am sure you have the perfect little topper somewhere in your kitchen cabinets or decorating stash.
Athena at Minerva's Garden says
This is a really cute idea-I’m always looking for candle stands, so now I’ll have to look at lamps with that in mind as well. It’s warmed up here a bit as well, so I’m starting seeds for transplanting out later in the spring and summer in our garden.
I am always amazed by your creativity and the way you photograph things makes me wish I had your knack to keep it simple…
But this is actually a fun post!! You had me going. I mean maybe styles are different in Europe and you do have a way of making even a floral fabric shaded lamp seem cool so I wasn’t sure…now I’m intrigued. How can you do THREEthings from such a small item??? I must stay tuned!!!!
Hi Marianne, good to hear from you, glad you have been having some beautiful weather, and I love what you did to the lamp. Much, much better 🙂 I love your eggs too. Blessings and smiles, Emilou 🙂
Donna - Funky Junk Interiors says
Sooo pretty! Pinning! I just love your style!
lynn cockrell says
The candle holders are so pretty!