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June 4, 2010


 I have been wanting to participate in Vintage Black Friday for awhile and am finally getting my act together to do so. 
Today I thought I would show you a thrift store lamp that I re-vamped a couple months back.
I stamped strips of torn sheet with one of the stamps from my "Paris" set and then glued them to the frame of the shade.

The lamp started out as a brass piece and I gave it a few coats of black spray paint......VOILA.... instantly transformed to a piece that I love.
Thanks so much for all the encouraging comments about my new blog name!!!
Happy weekend everyone....I'll be working nightshifts at the hospital!
Please visit the frenchcupboard for links to the other VBF participants.


Faded Charm said...

Love how this lamp turned out and the shade its very creative.

I think your new blog name fits you perfectly.

Enjoy your weekend.


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a gorgeous idea! I love the shade.
I was just thinking about working on some chandeliers I have, this weekend... now you've given me the oomph I needed! Then I'll also have something new to blog about! Have a great weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm loving this! How adorable. I love stamping on fabric and how well it turns out. Happy VBF~

Kelly Ballard said...

Very cute idea. Love those ruffles!

Second Hand Chicks

sissie said...

Hi Janis,
There you go again,making me all envious and everything! This is so pretty and so Frenchee!
You are such a clever girl and I really love your new blog name.


Linda said...

Really cute and a great idea! Love the look of this shade!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Love the lamp! The ruffles with the black are perfect! I gotta say I also like your new name... it really does describe you well! Crazy thing is I have been thinking about doing the same thing because people close to me are starting to freak me out a little about the fact that I used our address. I really did give it some thought but never thought that I would get very personal in my blogging. and. then. I. did. Well it was supposed to be only my artwork and decorating. So now that it has been brought to my attention I can't stop thinking about it. O.k. back to you, sorry, your new lamp is fabulous and hope you have a good weekend! theresa

Rustydiva said...

Too cute!!! I need to invest in a Paris stamp set. Don't work too hard and have a great week-end. It's suppose to be 109 here tomorrow ~ time for me to hibernate until winter!


stefanie said...

ok, thats gorgeous!!!
and who wouldn't love your new name...two of my favorite things!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness, that is beautiful! Love the new blog name, it's awesome!


alice said...

Hey Janis,
Love your new name. It is just you!!! I wish i could have been with all my "junk friends" at the show. I have been loving the pictures. The shade looks super as well as the lamp.
My blogs are going to be slim pickins I think for a while. I leave for Australia mid June to mid July. I hope I can last the month. Have a great weekend.
smiles, alice

Jenni at Vintage Songbird said...

Wow! I can't tell you how much I love that lamp!! I've been redoing a few myself and always go for the white paint can, almost by default. WELL, I think I'm heading to Lowe's for some black!
Thanks for such an inspiring idea!

Jill said...

You know I just brought a brass lamp home from my booth that hadn't sold in a year for $3.50...I think I may know it's future!! Neat idea and good job.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Great idea, those ruffles are darling! LOve the black on the chandy!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous! What a clever idea!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Janis
Well your lamp looks fabulous.. I imagine it looks much better black.. than brass.. i really wanted to join VBF too.. and keep forgetting...

Have a great weekend.. xx Julie

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love it!

Laura said...

What a great transformation.
You did a wonderful job.

I need to get organized to participate in Vintage Black Friday too!
Thank you for visiting my blog,


Deserae said...

OMG...that is the cutest lamp shade....so clever!!!! Gotta love them ruffles too!!!
Have a great weekend :o)

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

really cool lamp. Can you post a picture of the total lamp? Would love to see it in all it's glory! Great job and imagination

Kate said...

I love the new name it fits well! Everything that you create is amazing. Love to see your talent.

Have a beautiful weekend

warm wishes

Boxwood Cottage said...

Your lamp turned out gorgeous! Love the colors and ruffles!
I too participated in VBF for the first time today.
Sending you warmest wishes from Germany

A Cottage Muse said...

I love the lamp! I really need to find one of those stamp sets! Enjoy your weekend!

Darlene said...

Your lamp is so cool!!! I love anything to do with Paris.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

TOO CUTE!!! I think I might have to copy this shade!

Kathy said...

This is so unique, I have a lamp that I was wondering what to do with cause it is so ugly....I will show this to my talented daughter in law to see if she can copy...is that ok? Love you new name and Love your blog!

Gail said...

Love your lamp and such a clever idea for the shade. In my book, you can't go wrong with black, crystals, ruffles, and Paris. Love your new name. Just wondering, were you able to change your name without starting a new blog? I fairly new to blogging.

My Grama's Soul said...

Just found you thru Idylhours. What a pretty blog you have.......love the name and love the lamp.



Anonymous said...

I'm lovin' your lamp shade and your new blog name!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Janis, it's great! The new stamped shade is the makes the perfect topper for the black lamp ... nice job, creative you!

Happy VBF ... hope you're not working too hard ; )


Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

What a great idea ~ I love it - instant ruffles! Happy belated VBF!!!

Amy Chalmers said...

Hi Janice! I jumped over to check out your blog and I love it! I also painted a brass chandelier black and I adore it I love the ruffled shades you made, beautiful.
Amy@ MaisonDecor

Prior said...

Very darling...I love the black and white, so classy!

Linda said...

This turned our beautifully, Janis! I love how the black paint transformed brass!

Gracefully Vintage said...

I love those little shades- i love the Paris -print- great job.. i use to work 4am -11 so i totally know what it is like, and good for you for working those shifts and still posting. Your amazing-why i love your blog.


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