Old Lady Lamp

Old Lady Lamp

Speaking of grandmas, (we weren’t but go with it), did I ever tell you that my grandma is a clogging queen? (Clogging is like tap dancing, as far as I can tell, only more… energetic? Or corny? Or something?) Anyway, she clogs it up! She gets all dolled up with a bunch of other elderly dancers and they stomp around in their ruffles and bows, and the whole shamdangle is a sight to behold and it all kind of reminds me of this before lamp.

Deanne didn’t so much want a granny lamp wearing a clogging costume in her living room, so she gave it a sleek and chic makeover. It looks lovely! Check it out on her blog, where she chronicles her decision to live thrifty: My Second(hand) Life.



  1. October 18, 2010 / 5:18 PM

    I wouldn’t, in a million years, even give that lamp a second glance. Now it’s fabulous!

  2. October 18, 2010 / 5:20 PM

    Love it! And, oh my goodness, that “before” shade does look just like a square dancers skirt! Too funny!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  3. October 18, 2010 / 5:24 PM

    Love the lamp and the blog. tfs her with us!!!

  4. October 18, 2010 / 5:33 PM

    um, i freaking LOVE the ‘before’ shade. i want it!!!

  5. October 18, 2010 / 5:56 PM

    Lindsey girl, you crack me up! Where do you come up with these comparisons? Spot on.

  6. October 18, 2010 / 6:22 PM

    First, Thank you so much for your blog! I love it and it gives me ideas of wonderful things to make my home cozy! My name is Carli, and one of the reasons I am writing you is because I am also starting my own blog. Its call Just for You!(justforyouwomen.blogspot.com) For all women out there! I am just begining and its just for fun! I want to spotlight your ideas on my blog and wanted to ask you for your permission! If I ever spotlight your blog I will let you know! I want to spotlight yours and other blogs for your incredible creativity! Check it out and let me know if you would love to be apart of a wonderful place to come be you!

  7. October 18, 2010 / 6:51 PM

    The granny lampshade was hideous, but it did make me smile when I saw it. I’d still go with the “after” version though.

  8. October 18, 2010 / 6:53 PM

    I LOVE the after! Amazing!

    What I want to know is how on earth they got a light bulb under that before shade!? I’m surprised it didn’t go up in flames. It looks like the shade was resting directly on the light bulb. And it does look exactly like a square dancing skirt.

  9. October 18, 2010 / 7:10 PM

    My grandma used to clog too! And square dance! So fun for her, and us too. 🙂

  10. October 18, 2010 / 7:42 PM

    What a gorgeous after! I am still surprised at the beauty people find in things I wouldn’t have given a second glance. I love it.

  11. October 19, 2010 / 1:21 AM

    I’ll bet your Grannie is from the Midwest. We also have lots of Polka People here! lol

    Loving the lamp redo-she’s ever so pretty now minus her ruffled underwear! Diana

  12. October 19, 2010 / 1:57 AM

    The original lamp shade looks like a square dance dress! I love the results — wonderful!

  13. October 19, 2010 / 12:51 PM

    Too funny, the clogging story! The lamp is now amazing!

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