Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hello, friends!
My computer is acting up this morning, so today I am just sharing a quick post 
of a little lamp I updated this past week.

My daughter and I went to Goodwill and found this lamp with shade for $4.00.
The lamp was not in very good condition, but the shade was like new, so it came home with us.
Here is how I used it.
First, I took all the wiring out, cleaned it really well and sprayed painted it in a pretty red color.

While the paint was drying, I made a small 
red burlap flower and hot glued it to the shade.

When the paint was dry, I attached a solar light to the base of the lamp, 
which, by the way, fit perfectly.

And now, when the sun goes down every evening, 
we have instant lighting on our front porch.

Isn't it cute for $4.00? :)
Hope I can figure out today what is slowing down my computer because I have 
a couple more post to share with you this week.

Thank you all for visiting. See you soon!

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  1. I love it, Maria Elena! I think we're having a thing with red lamps :) The solar light is such a great idea!

  2. Love that bright red Maria Elena! She's so pretty!

  3. What a clever idea! The red is so pretty; and the burlap flower is the perfect touch!

  4. It's absolutely beautiful, Maria Elena! Red is my favouite colour and this shade is stunning! Cute little accessory for the shade, too! You really turned this into a treasure!


  5. Very nice! The red looks great on your porch! You were so smart to use a solar light too. Brilliant!

  6. So great!! I love red and the burlap flower is darling! Love it.

  7. Sweet!!! Love the red and the fact that it is solar powered!

  8. Red is just so makes me smile! Very nice re-do!

  9. That is such a great idea, Maria Elena! I love how you made over this light to one that can be used outside. You can bet that I will be looking for a lamp next time I go to Goodwill to do this to! : ) Pinning!

  10. Great idea - and great job. Really like this !

  11. Oh I love red! Thank you for sharing this!

  12. Hello, my name is Misty and I am the new co-host for the Merry Monday's Linky Party, and wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up this week! This is such an awesome link, and I hope to see you at the next linky party!

  13. So cute! Ya'll did good, and the red is favorite color!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  14. I'm dying this is such a great project. Planning on doing this and making one for the front entry too. Pinned.

  15. Hello again, I wanted to let you know that I have featured your lamp as my favorite pin for the week at this weeks Merry Monday Linky Party on!

  16. I love this! I love red! pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls


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