That’s Shady

That’s Shady

Pretty sure I had this exact same lamp at some point during college, when I decorated my apartment with anything anyone would give me. Not the ugliest lamp we’ve ever seen. But it sure ain’t the cutest. Plus it has a weird leathery shade. Well not anymore cowboy!

Erin from The Impatient Gardener brightened it up with a coat of yellow and a hip little lampshade that she made herself! I’m so impressed! Great job Erin! Check out her blog for the lampshade tutorial.





















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  1. March 24, 2011 / 1:06 AM

    Ummm yeah, totally had like 5 lamps similar to that one that my husband bought for his college apartment. He was so proud that he picked them out too…

    Great thinking, Erin! Now I’m wishing they hadn’t gone to the last garage sale! 😉

  2. March 24, 2011 / 1:43 AM

    OMG! That looks sooooo freaking awesome!!

  3. March 24, 2011 / 2:43 AM

    I’ve seen this lamp hundreds of times, but never in this light. Are you serious?! I would have never in a million years dreamed it could look so current. Shame on me!

  4. March 24, 2011 / 3:43 AM

    Love that yellow! And, what a great shade with it!

  5. March 24, 2011 / 6:48 AM

    Awesome Awesome Awesome!! 🙂

  6. March 24, 2011 / 3:01 PM

    Love it!

  7. March 24, 2011 / 5:06 PM

    Love this lamp! It will inspire me for my Goodwill trip on saturday!

  8. March 24, 2011 / 5:26 PM

    Thanks so much for featuring my little lamp redo! And thanks everyone for the nice comments!

    I tell ya … a little spray paint can be a very empowering thing!

  9. March 24, 2011 / 5:52 PM

    Wow! I love this too! It will make me look at ‘boring’ wrought iron in a whole new light.

    Heh heh – light.

  10. March 24, 2011 / 6:55 PM

    so beautiful. I would never have considered renovating this lamp, but the end result is stunning!

  11. March 24, 2011 / 8:03 PM

    Looks great, now can she whip up some more magic on that leathery shade? I have a couple of those in my basement that I just can’t seem to toss, I know someone will figure out a way to make them look good.

  12. March 24, 2011 / 8:51 PM

    Wonderful improvement!

  13. March 24, 2011 / 9:28 PM

    Erin, I think I may be in love! That lamp rocks!

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