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

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?



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

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

  3. what a huge improvement! it looks beautiful!

  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.

  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~

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

  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!

  8. Great job! That looks awesome!

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

  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!

  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...

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

  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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