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. 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. OMG! That looks sooooo freaking awesome!!

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

  5. Awesome Awesome Awesome!! 🙂

  6. Oh, now that is CUTE!

  7. Love it!

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

  9. 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!

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

    Heh heh – light.

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

  12. 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.

  13. Wonderful improvement!

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

  15. Oh, awesome!! 🙂


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