Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hollywood Regency?

Nah'....more like HollyWEIRD Regency!
I went to an estate sale this weekend and scored some really cool pieces 
BUT I think one of my favorites has to be this little lady in the back...


Man O' Man! This poor little lamp was a HOT MESS.COM!!!!!!
I saw her sitting in a corner at an estate sale..
She was Gaudy as all get out and diiirrr-T!


Disclaimer * I KNOW this glass shade SuCKS! 
But it's what it came with, I shall be on the hunt for a new bonnet for Ms. Lady...*

First things first, I grabbed my fabuloso, (Which I Luuuurv, )
If you haven't tried the all purpose cleaner called "Fabuloso"
 Oh honey! You haven't LIVED! hahahh
 Truly, it smells soooo goood! OK. Anyway, (Shit, you guys KNOW I get off topic..)
 I cleaned her up..




And once it was all dry, I used ASCP in "Pure White"
 to get the perfect shabby white I envisioned her in!


2 coats later...
Here she is pre distressed / waxed..


Of course, I couldn't leave her like THAT!, 
I brought her in, applied the wax and got to "Shabbying" her up..


Clear waxed applied..

Light Sanding..

And a little dark wax applied...


And here she is.... 












From Hollyweird Regency to Shabby Chic ROYALTY!




 Friday 2/3

UPDATE!!
O.K., Tell me whatcha' think of this...


What if, I recovered a drum shade...Maybe add ruffles to the bottom?
OR Another person suggested maybe hanging something from the glass shade. I DO Have Chandelier crystals I could hook off of it...

O.K. Officially confused =(

What says you?


Besos!
~Melissa

14 comments:

  1. what a great lamp and you did her justice. Great job!

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  2. WHat a transformation! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  3. what a huge improvement! it looks beautiful!

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  4. This is such a unique lamp...I am amazed at how different it looks all cleaned up and white. You did a terrific job on it. I don't fine the shade objectionable, to be honest...it will probably give off excellent light, I would thinkl. Well done! I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  5. What a transformation, I really love the lamp, including that shade, I can almost see something draped or hanging from the edges... Thanks for sharing, I hope you'll stop by for a visit too~
    Cheryl

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  6. Great find - Great Shabby Job - Great, I mean Good Luck with that Shade...!

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  7. Well, you did make a good score but unless you are into rewiring, like I would have done then she is well on her way to being done. Personally, I would have redone the top part and converted into a harp to hold the perfect shade. You asked!

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  8. Great job! That looks awesome!

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  9. I'm okay with the glass shade. Lamp looks great! ~ Maureen

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  10. I truly would have passed that thing up! Cannot believe how great you made it look. And I like your update shade. WOW, you rock!

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  11. I think the "new" shade (the cloth lace?) is on the right track, definitely! The proportion looks about right in relation to the base, but perhaps it could be "flared" out a little bit on the bottom? Maybe it's just my eyeballs, no one else seems to have a problem with the shade! What I'm "seeing" is a shade that is wider across the bottom than the width of the lamp base across those "wings" (handles?) and narrower at the top. Kind of a bell shape but wide and flared at the bottom. Does that make sense? Probably not, LOL! BTW, the French provincial side table and the fleur de lis lamp -- are you going to be offering those for sale??? I am loving them even without any shabbifying...

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  12. Fantastic makeover on that charmer!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  13. Love it!! Great job on the rehab and creative lampshade. Love your humor, and thanks for linking to Cowgirl Up.

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