Pineapple Upside Down

Folks, it is nearing that time again.  The most wonderful time of the year. Better After’s Annual  Ugly Lamp Contest time! Start keeping your eyes peeled for an ugly lamp to submit.  Perhaps you and your ugly lamp will be this year’s big winner!  You don’t have to actually OWN the lamp, but it does need to be an original picture, like one you took yourself at a thriftstore or somesuch.  No just googling “ugly lamps.”
ANYWAY, more details will be coming soon, but you can check out previous years contenders HERE and HERE. And to get you in the spirit of things, here is an ugly lamp from Charlene.  It didn’t stay ugly for long however, after she turned its frown upside down with white paint and the girliest little lampshade ever.  Adorable. 

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  1. White paint works its magic once again!

  2. Has it been a year already? Really???? This is a lovely redo!

  3. stephbo93 says:

    I had to laugh about your contest–we tease my MiL all the time about her ugly lamps. Now the problem is deciding which one to submit……..

  4. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know that the lamp is too bad, but that pink lampshade is hideous. Sorry, it may have been fub for someone to make, but that’s a definite epic fail!

  5. Oh, Anonymous, it’s not an epic fail, let’s see YOUR house and all your ‘fub’. It works in a little girl’s room. I’m surprised at the “Hmms” checks-this gal used what she had, and Charlene gets kudos for that, and props for the handmade shade.

    That’s my 2 cents.

  6. I absolutely love this re-do! The pink shade is wonderful and girly and looks great! Very nice job! And an EPIC win!

  7. I LOVE the shade! It looks like the balloon shades for windows that are my favorite for little girl’s rooms.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I like the lampshade. I was wondering how it was made.

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    This was the inspiration. I used an old Sleeping Beauty costume for the new shade.

  11. Hey Charlene 🙂 LOVE your lamp! I’m new to the up-cycling scene. I have a very similar one you did here. Can you give me a little bit of info about how you did yours? Is it just white spray paint or….?

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