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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Blue Redo

I hope ya'll had a wonderful Christmas!  Our family is so blessed to be able to share Christmas with all of you. Thanks to all of you for your kindness and support!
Do ya'll remember the  Lamp Revamp that I completed recently? Well I made a slight change and thought you may like to see it...let me know what you think. A couple of my other lamps (Yeah, I LOVE lamps), have been waiting in the garage. Unfortunately, one of them got bumped and broke...


Here is the lonely lamp
The lonely lamp's partner...Broken to pieces
Since the lamp was broken anyway,  I decided to "steal" the diffusers and use them for my favorite blue lamps! Of course, I had to take them apart again, but I think it is well worth it...Time to get started...
Love the lamps...hate the small bulb at bottom
I took the amber lamp apart, stole the diffuser and put it back together (I haven't completely decided what to do with this lamp...got any ideas?)
Next I took the blue lamps apart, which didn't take long since repetition has made me quite proficient at disassembling and reassembling lamps (and other stuff)!
It would have been nice, but not likely,  if the diffusers had fit...but no such luck! Luckily, my sweetheart of a husband just happened to be using his table saw (NO! not on one of my projects!). He cut one side, and voila....it fit! Now I put it all back together and here is the result....



No diffusers here
Can this little thing make a difference?
Diffused....like?
What a difference!



I also removed the teardrop crystals from the top (after a family vote). So, tell me what you think...Do you like the new look?  Help settle the "teardrop" debate....Yes or No to the teardrops....Let me know!


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13 comments:

bahar006 said...

Beautiful:)

Deb aka AbcsOfra said...

Just be sure to save the teardrops. Heck, you can always put them back on during the next redo :-) The diffuser makes a huge improved look!

1House1Couple said...

wow, that's cool what you did. I think it makes much more sense that way. It was kind of weird with the bulb shining just at the bottom of the lamp...

Great job!

~Lisha

Lindsay said...

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odetoinspiration said...

Those blue lamps are gorgeous!! Where are you finding these lamps?! LOL! Love the diffuser idea and I say no tear drops:D

Mary said...

What a beautiful lamp, the prettiest shade of blue! I love it without the tear drops :)

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Best wishes - have a great weekend!

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Kara at Petals to Picots said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at my party!

Amy said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

Kate in Technicolor said...

Family vote and diffusers were a hit! The blue lamps look FAB-U-LOUS!

I cannot believe you have those amber grape lamps! I have two of my own at home and was so suprised to see you have (had...sorry about the broken one!!) a pair of your own. I have been scouring the internet looking for another one and just when I stopped looking (and starting checking out blogs instead) BAM! Your lamp picture popped up. The internet is a fun place. Love your blog! It's beautiful. Thanks for the fun!

Maureen said...

Oh I LOVE IT!
Such a small change but it has a huge effect. Love Love Love!
Thanks so much for sharing on Fresh Fridays!

Lori said...

They look great now!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

So pretty! You are right, the diffusers make it looks so much better! Thanks for linking up to my party this week!

Good Time Charlie said...

These are my favorite kind of makeovers. Thank you so much for sharing!