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Sunday, February 2, 2014

New Life for an Old Lamp

I repurposed a vintage lamp last week....it is now a bird bath!   I had a matching pair of lamps stashed away and  I thought "why not make some tall candle holders out of them?"   My pair of candle holders turned into five...does that ever happen to you?
I have a table in the entry way that I had intended to put them on...but when I tried them in the sun room, I liked them better there.   I added a little touch of Valentine to the table between the chairs.

I have a vintage velvet Valentine candy box and some old issues of Romantic homes.   The old issues are still my favorite to sit and thumb thru with a nice cup of tea.
I failed to get a before picture of the lamps, so you will have to picture them with all the electrical still there.
I also decided to paint the gold bases.  I painted the bases cream and then dry brushed some pink over that.
I used E6000 to attach the saucers to the top of the lamp.   Then, I had fun displaying different things in the saucers....I have a tea pot on one, a couple of aqua sea shell candles, and a tea cup with a votive candle in the center one.
This pink candle smells like roses.....

This yellow candle smells like honeysuckle.....
I am already thinking ahead to what I can display on my "candle holders" ....birds and nests in the spring......for Easter....maybe some sweet little bunnies!

H and I love to spend time in the sun room...here is a big comfy chair for H....
Lots of pillows for his back...

For me, I have a little rocker ..
If you look really hard out the window (left corner)  you can see the frame of the green house that H is building.  I am so excited to be getting a green house...hurry up spring!
It is sunny today, but the temp is only in the high 30's, so I will just enjoy sitting in the sun and rocking away the afternoon!




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49 comments:

  1. I love these candle holders. How sweet. Love your sunroom. I would while away the hours in there sipping tea and thumbing through Romantic Homes ;-)

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  2. So pretty, I love the bases you chose! And you're right, what fun to add new things as the seasons pass. They really fit well right where you put them!

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  3. Such a great idea! Candy holders is another purpose.

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  4. meraviglioso tutto!
    http://shabbyloggettoripensato.blogspot.it/
    ciao
    Annalisa

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  5. I absolutely LOVE visiting you! I come away each time with more imagination. I have a very old lamp and was advised NOT to paid that base..but ..now I think otherwise. What a collection of glorious old lamps you had. You must have sheds like I do..or some sort of storage area's. The room you featured on this post..the sunroom, how is it shaped. And the display cabinet you have your "candle holders" in..what is it or how was it made. It's so interesting. What a great place to display treasures! Cannot..CANNOT wait to see your Easter decor!

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  6. Your home is so beautiful! I love your style! The pink chairs below are fab, very chic!!

    http://julshiddengems.blogspot.ie/2014/02/document.html

    Juls x

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  7. Hurrah! Now I know what to do with all those lamps left in Mamaw's house!

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  8. Oh penny...your pink and romantic imagination is fantastic. The lamps and the candles holders are just gorgeous
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  9. Those lamps turned candle holders are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the room where you put them!! I would have to sit for a long while just to feel the peace & calm in that room :):) Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Love this repurpose! The saucers make it easy and doable for everyone!

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  11. What a great repurpose! The candle holders are very clever and pretty. Romantic!

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  12. Wow, I love that you have brought back to life those pieces that might otherwise have been neglected. And to a beautiful result! They are stunning.

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  13. I all is so darling and creative. So glad you shared at links to Friends Sharing Tea! You always amaze at creativity!

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  14. Such beautiful ideas, thank you so much for linking up to Creative Mondays, I love stopping yours Penny, so so beautiful :)

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  15. What a great way to repurpose lamp bases. You will have fun using them in so many different ways. And I just love that pink candle with the pearls around it.

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  16. Hi Penny,

    I tried to leave a comment earlier, but I don't think it went through. Your teacup lamps are so adorable! You are very creative. I love the beads on your rose candle. Did you make those too? Happy Tea Day!

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  17. Hi Donna, I am so sorry to hear that you had trouble leaving a comment....glad you were finally able to! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! The beads around the rose candle were a gift to me several years ago, and I don't know where she bought them. If anyone else knows where you can get them, please let me know, I would love to have another one! Hugs, Penny

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  18. Hello Penny, Your newest display is so unique and interesting! I love the way you think! lol! Lamps into decorative stands is brilliant. They all look amazing together in your sun room.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  19. I'm almost sad to see you use the lamps as candle holders. They are my favorite lamps that I have in my home. I quess when I get to many of them I can make candle holders. Do you know any background on this type of lamp. I haven't been able to find any info on them. Keep up the beautiful work

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  21. Those lamps are gorgeous. I am going to try this. Thank you for sharing this.

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  22. Delightful! There isn't a thing in your room that doesn't belong.

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  23. Oh Penny, what a lovely display. Those lamps are beautiful and that wreath is just breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your lovely home at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. Always wonderful to have you join us.
    Angel

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  24. Your lamp "stands" turned out so pretty. What a great idea! You are so fortunate to have a sunroom. My parents have one and use it all the time. It would be so wonderful to sit out there during this cold, cold winter on a sunny day and dream of spring. ~Deborah

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  25. Adore all your repurposing and tweaking, so charming!

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  26. Everything so beautiful. You did a super job on the lamps.

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  27. I remember those candle dressings from home interior a few years back. Awesome renovation for those lamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. What a fun idea! And, I love that clock pillow! Thanks for linking up with Take it on Tuesday! :)

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  29. Hi Penny, I can see that you are going to have so much fun with these new creations! You've displayed them so cute. I love that yellow chair and the clock pillow! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  30. I hate to get rid of a lamp. Great re-use ideas. Thanks for linking to What'd YOu Do This Weekend. Hope to see you again on Monday. Have a good weekend.

    Linda

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  31. Penny,
    What a great idea!! I do have several old lamps up in the attic that i just can't seem to find a place for so this maybe a great alternative!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  32. A winner! E6000 is marvelous isn't it?

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  33. Penny, your lamp bases turned out great. You have a lovely sun room and I love the teapot. I am very late visiting this week as I have had computer problems off and on all week Have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  34. Hi Penny,
    That is the biggest, most beautiful, intricately designed rose wreath I have EVER seen. Just gorgeous. Do you make them yourself?

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  35. Well Penny, you have done it again! I love them! Wow! Very original ....gotta try this! Thanks for sharing!
    Leticia

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  36. Wow! What a clever way to repurpose a lamp! I'll think twice about tossing one next time! Thanks so much for sharing at our Get Your DIY on party! XO

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  37. Penny, You are so talented! I love how you've repurposed your lamps. Your sunroom is gorgeous!!

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  38. I love your rocker, it looks so comfortable! I'm so jealous that you're getting a greenhouse - so many happy times coming up for you in there! You're a genius - I would never have thought of lamps for use other than lamps - they're beautiful!

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  39. I love what you did with the lamps! What an awesome idea!!!

    - Brooke -

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  40. Those are so beautiful! Actually, the whole sun room is gorgeous! Makes me happy just looking at it. I have an estate sale lamp I picked up a while back and haven't used yet, this would be a great project for it! Thanks for sharing and linking up to What'd You Do This Weekend, I featured this in tonight's linkup. Have a great night! :-)

    Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

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  41. Hello Penny, beautiful idea! Everything you do is just beautiful. I would love to spend time in your wonderful sunroomwith you ;) I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  42. Hi Penny
    Wanted to let you know that you are a Featured Link this week and you were pinned to my new Wake Up Wednesday Featured Post Board where the featured links will be pinned each week.
    Awesome post and those lamps are gorgeous.
    Angel

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  43. Great idea and they turned out beautifully!

    ~Ariean

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  44. Just beautiful Penny! I saw your clock pillow yesterday at Tuesday Morning and actually thought about getting it. Thanx for partying at THT.

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  45. New to your blog! Love it!! And your lamps oh, my just beautiful! How many times I've seen antique lamp bases at yard sales or flea markets and thought what a shame - what can you do with one lamp? Now I know! I am on a hunt as soon as the snow leaves! that may be in June!
    Happy V*Day!

    Lois@pineridgehills.com

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