Tuesday, November 20, 2012

So Long Sassy Brass!

On my regular trips to the thrift store 
I often come across the same ol' things.
Lots of mugs and figurines.
Piles of holiday tin canisters.
And lots of brass lamps.

I'm not a fan of the sassy brass look.

But recently I transformed a few and now I'm a fan of finding those ol' lamps.
Here's what my latest one looked like before her make-over.

After giving her a good scrub down she got a fresh coat of grey paint.
Then I tackled the shade.
 Bye Bye Boring Beige!

 I decided to cover her in vintage dictionary pages.
And it was about at this point (with my fingers stuck together with Mod Podge), when I wondered if I had made a good choice.
But there was no turning back.

Here's how she turned out


Now she's still sassy, but not in a 1980's sort of way.

Now if I can just figure out how to  make all those 
porcelain figurines cool.

Hope you have a sassy day!


  1. Love your lamp! I have an old clock like yours that I put away last winter...I think I need to pull it out again!
    Happy Wednesday!

  2. i love the grey! i have a thing for grey :) and it just looks so much better! fun project, my friend.

  3. Love it! I also have a thing for grey. The shade turned out great- good move!

  4. Love the gray! You are so talented my friend!