Cottage Lace Lamp

Smile peeps,

Today has been another beautiful day - I am enjoying every single moment.

I hope these days never end!

Our master bedroom has been under renovation since last October!!!

Yes, that's almost a year, another project that has fought us every step of the way.


I went to my first barn sale a few weeks ago,  and I spotted a really cute lamp, that would be perfect for our bedroom,

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and found this cute metal lamp..Oh this isn't how she looked when I bought her!

It caught my attention because of the open lacy filigree pattern

Isn't it pretty - $4.
I've been looking for a smaller lamp to sit on our bedroom's  library table.

We took the lamp apart, primed and spray painted with Heirloom White.

I love her lightened up, clean and fresh.

Doesn't the metal pattern just pop now, adds such charm.
But the lampshade was just too plain for her, but I liked her shape.

I didn't want to rip the shade off, even though I like the wire look.
I started playing with some linen handkerchiefs and dollies.

I found this lace table runner (price tag still on) and started playing with it..but the pattern just didn't see to fit.

I started playing with another table runner I bought at the barn sale, and really liked the open pattern on it.

I started to rap the runner around the shade, tucking in the runner's top edges.

I gently formed the runner around the shade, the runner had a heavier weight to it and molded well to the shade.

It was very easy to mold the runner to the shade, and left a little overhang just below the shade.

I centered the pattern around the front of the shade.

I  love how she looks all lit up, and a sneak peak of our bedroom.

I'm just loving her, she came out exactly how I imagined.

What lamps have you been working on?

Savvy Southern Style



  1. Cathy, the lamp is so cute in white, and you are right the paint made the design pop. Lovin' the shade too. Great photos.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I have some old lamps I've been wanting to paint. This has given me the motivation. I love the lace shade. It's perfect with that base. Great job, Cathy!

  3. That looks really sweet! Great makeover 😀

  4. What an awesome transformation. Your lamp had great bones and just needed a little help to bring it back together. Very nice job!

  5. You've turned that into a beautiful lamp, and the shade is perfect to go with it!

  6. I bought a lamp for $2.00 at a sale but havn't did anything to it yet, you sure gave me inspiration to try! You know I've never seen the heirloom white, I've looked for it at Lowe's, Walmart and Kmart but no luck. Great lamp and shade!

    • It's so nice to inspire someone, the heirloom white is Rustoleum spray paint sold at Menards, Hobby Lobby, and Kmart! Look in the spray paint area!

  7. Very cute!!

  8. Love the lamp makeover. The shade turned out so pretty.
    New follower.
    Audrey Z. @
    Timeless Treasures

    • Thanks so much for letting me know you like the lamp. The shade definitely gives her a little more style. Thanks for following, headed over to your place!

  9. This is so pretty. I'll be at your party as soon as it opens to link up. I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  10. This is such a cute lamp, Cathy, and I love the Heirloom White and the wonderful lace cover for the shade--what an easy yet completely beautiful idea--love it. I am about to change out a bedroom lamp. I have an old base that I'll paint, but haven't decided on the shade yet, so this post was very inspirational--thank you!

  11. I like that lacy pattern very much and what a nice makeover on the shade! It's lovely !

  12. beautiful. I love crochet anything and this is such a unique way of dressing the lamp! Thanks for the inspiration

  13. Great lamp transformation! Very cute!

  14. So happy you linked this up yesterday!! I'm featuring you today on The Tuesday Ten! Would love for you to stop by if you get a chance!


  15. Your lamp is gorgeous. It looks amazing painted. You can really see that pretty metal lace, and the shade looks perfect with the runner added.

  16. Wow! Your lamp has gone though a wonderful and beautiful transformation!

  17. Hi Cathy,
    I love it!!! she turned out beautifully. Great job. She is really pretty now.
    Have a sweet day, elizabeth

  18. Hi! You did a wonderful job, great makeover, now looks so romantic and special! I LOVE lamps, have them too many, but can't stop making them:)

  19. That is a lovely lamp transformation. I keep looking at the pictures and still can't believe it! Great job.

  20. That lacey look goes perfect with that wonderful lamp!! love the cutouts in the lamp base, great save!!

  21. so sweet

    love how just making
    a few simple changes
    can make a b i g impact

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!


  22. The lamp is so pretty! Love the transformation paint made! And the lace shade is the perfect accessory!

  23. I do love the lacy look of both the lamp and the shade. You did a great job on it. :)

  24. I love this lampshade. It is so beautiful. Thanks for linking at Adorned From Above's Link Party this week. Have a great weekend. Debi

  25. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Looks so lovely Cathy! What a great find and a great eye for transforming it.

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  26. WHat a pretty lamp and a great re-do project. I love the painted white base and the lace adds a touch of whimsy to the shade.

  27. I love your lamp makeover. It's amazing what a little spray paint and love will do.


  28. That turned out really pretty! Thank you for joining me at HSH!

  29. Oh, she is beautiful. I love the details of the lamp and that crochet lampshade makes it even more stunning. Very well done, and very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  30. Hi Cathy,
    Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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