Thursday, June 23, 2011

Glam-ness!

Yes, that's totally a word!  At least it is for a blonde anyway!
Josh and I were wandering in Target the other day, as  we often end up doing when we run in there! 
 Can't really remember what we went in for, but I usually find myself strolling past the home goods sections at some point.
I have found so many home decor goodies in Target!  
Love them!

Anyway this time I found something that I've been looking for, not actively, but still looking and searching the internet to see what I liked out there.
While wandering in Target I came across something that would be perfect with just a little creativity and work!  AND,  in case you were curious this find is what made me build my DIY sofa table way before I was planning to!

Want to know what I found??
I found these , well I can't say gorgeous, cause the color was just all off!  But, they were totally the right price, and an unusual shape, which I liked!


So here's what I found.....



I found two of these lamps AND they were marked down to $7.43!
Totally not my color, but I knew I could fix that!  I snatched them up, and started planning their transformation.......  I just needed to build that DIY Sofa Table so they had a home once I finished with them! 


So the other day, while I was watching my nephews, I got to work.    
I knew I wanted bold lamps on my sofa table, so my usual- paint- it- white wasn't really going to cut it this time.  So I decided to pull out the gold leaf to add a little Glam to the space!
I'm so glad I did, I LOVE them!








One finished one to go!


And now for the grand transformation, I also added a lovely modern drum shade ( I also picked this up on sale at Target for $10! ).  
I LOVE THEM!
I was too lazy last night to get another bulb to add to the other lamp so you will just see one!
oh well I'm only human.....
But they are both finished and I think they look fabulous on my new sofa table!












So including a lamp base and a new drum shade, each of these DIY Gold Leaf Lamps cost me a grand total of $17!
Not too shabby for a little glam lamp!
Do you love them as much as I do?!?!


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62 comments:

  1. It looks so good! I think the gold leaf looks better than if you tried to paint it with any of that metallic gold spray paint (which never looks really metallic).

    -Amber

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  2. Wow! Those turned out *beautiful.* The lamp shades are perfect with them too!

    Found you from Fingerprints on the Fridge. :)

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  3. Wow, I so love those! Great job!

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  4. This looks fantastic! I am so impressed - I think I have to try gold or silver leafing something shortly.

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  5. love love love them!!! The shade is perfect for the glam bottom!

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  6. These are gorgeous! Thanks for the heads up on the Target tables!

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  7. So cute! Love the mix with those shades! I really need to try and gold or silver leaf something.. And now I want to hit up Target! :)

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  8. Super cute! Re-doing some buffet table lamps in the near future so I just might silver leaf them instead. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. LOVE IT!! I'm a new follower (found you on a hop, though don't ask me to remember which one, lo).

    Chrystal
    www.adornonashoestring.com

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  10. wow-that gold is bold, but with the lampshade it totally works. good eye to bring those home with you!

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  11. Fantastic lamps! I love them. I need to start doing some hunting for lamps for one of our extra bedrooms!!! You inspired me to do it this weekend!

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  12. stunning! I love the lamp shades! Too bad we won't have Target in Canada until next year or I'd be copying these stat!

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  13. Total glam-ness and totally fabulous! These turned out so great and love the shade!!! Thanks for linking up at this week's BFF party!

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  14. $17??? That's spectacular!
    Thank you so much for linking it up to my party and for showing such a well thought out tutorial!

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  15. Love the Glam factor here! And the drum shade was the perfect addition. Great job, Ashley!

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  16. That lamp is gorgeous!! Beautiful job :)
    Connie

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  17. Nice work sistah! That gold is AMAZING!
    Kim
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  18. seriously amazing! they turned out awesome!

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  19. I think they look tres wonderful! THe gold leaf and the black geometric shade are something we might see on Million Dollar Decorators!!

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  20. Wow these are amazing! I love them in gold leaf and the shades are perfection with them. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

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  21. fabulousness!! I wish i would have seen this earlier since I was just at Target!! I need shades for some bases too!

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  22. Your lamps look fabulous! And the really great thing is that they are unique, there probably isn't another soul who has one just like them! I love unique decor.
    They look perfectly "mod-vintage", I think.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  23. love the lamp base :) such a great project!

    Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com

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  24. Great job! I love it. And such a bargain too - I always love that. :)

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  25. Great transformation on the lamp base and I love the lampshade.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  26. You all are the best! Thanks for all the sweet comments!

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  27. Wow, that's super cute! Great re-do!

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  28. I love them! And you chose such classy colors. Found you on Your Whims Wednesday.

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  29. Very pretty! Love the fun shade you paired with it!

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  30. Hi! I'd love for you to stop by and link up at Inspire Me Mondays! Linky up until Saturday!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspire-me-monday.html

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  31. Love it. I'm slowly warming up to gold this year. 3 years ago, everyone was painting over gold lamps... now you made (a fabulous!) one! Love the shape and the finish w/ the leafing. That shade looks great with it!

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  32. What a fun, cheap find! You did a great job giving it a new life, including the chic lampshade. Love the balance of the gold with the black & white.

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  33. Hi! Stopping by to invite you to link this up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

    Johnnie

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  34. These came out GREAT! The gold really dresses it up! Very bold! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  35. Very Old Hollywood! Great job! I have a hard time seeing something for what it "could be" so I always admire people that can refashion things!

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  36. This is absolutely smashing...
    oooh i luv luv the colours you have chosen...

    Don’t forget to join our party by visiting us at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/06/2011-4th-of-july-celebration-menu-from.html
    Thanks
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  37. Your lamp looks so great. Isn't it great to be able to make something not-so-great into something amazing? You rocked this re-do! Yay!

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  38. Oh, those look fabulous! Good choice on the gold leaf. And I am the exact same way with Target. Walk in for one thing, leave with 30 more things I didn't need and ALWAYS have to walk past home decor! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

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  39. What a great find! You totally transformed them!

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  40. The gold leaf and that shade together are perfection!!!

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  41. Love your *new* lamp!!! The gold paired with that shade is fabulous. If you could please add a link back to me too, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

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  42. Go, Glamour Girl! Love it, heart Target finds, too. Glad I found your site, will be back often! xoxo michele

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  43. So very glam! I love the gold. I'm your newest follower!

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  44. Gorgeous and great find! Thanks for haring at Transformations and Treasures!

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  45. I featured this on my blog tonight! Come grab a button :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/07/your-whims-wednesday-14-and-features.html

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  46. I love this project so much I featured it at my weekly Hookin' Up with HoH Link Party! Congrats!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button!

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  47. The lamp looks fabulous! I love the gold with the black and white. Sets it off nicely.

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  48. Fantastic work! I love the gold with the black.

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  49. Gorgeous!! i love gold leaf! I want to use it on a project, just can't decide what, but a lamp is tempting!! Thanks so much for linking this up to Try it Tuesday at DotDotDot as well!! I featured it too!!
    Have a happy Monday!
    Tasha

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  50. Thanks so much girl!!

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  51. Nita {ModVintageLife}July 16, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Love what you did to this lamp. I featured it today.

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  52. Thanks so much!! Gold leaf is a definite must!! I think you could do just
    about anything and it would look fabulous!

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  53. AMAZING! I think you did a good job finding the right texture for the base in the first place - you have a good eye for the right bargain. That design, combined with that great paint you added, is an awesome combo! Well done!

    http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/

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  54. Hi Ashley, I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this lamp on Salvage Savvy this Saturday! You did such an awesome transformation, and I want to show-off my amazing followers!
    Great Job, I kind of [really] want that lamp ;)
    Connie

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  55. I'm in love with this lamp! You did a fabulous job!

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~xoxo a blonde ~

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