Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Earlier this year I was blog surfing ( I guess that what is is called) and I came across this real cool finial at Mod Vintage Life and was totally impressed.  Wow, I want to do that but how to find the lamp to do it with.  So, I looked around at the various thrift stores and not a lamp to be found that would foot the bill.

So I quit looking.  Just put that idea on the back burner.  Then I talked my hubby into going into Goodwill that is on the way to the cottage.  He would not go in.  He stayed in the car with the girls and listened to his "50's on 5" !!

Well the look on his face was priceless when I came out with this......

"What in the world are you going to do with that "thing"". Of coarse I had a plan so home it went. Here are a couple of other pics.

I am sure she was beautiful in 1975!! Anyway, I cut off the cord and removed the socket that was there (but not in my pics!!) I then gave her a good scrubbing and painted her with chalk paint in Olde White. I let that dry and then distressed her with some dark brown paint. I then painted a small wooden finial that I had and glued it on the top of the lamp.

Viola.........a big, heavy, finial. I am not quite sure where it is going to go in my house but I am sure I will find a place for it!!


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  1. I loved the finial at Mod Vintage Life the moment I saw it too! And I’ve been wanting to make one ever since, but haven’t found the right lamp! I’m kind of jealous that you found such a perfect lamp! Yours turned out amazing! Yep, love!

  2. How clever are you???? I love it! It would be great if you would share this at my linky party that started on Tuesday. It's my 1st one!
    I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see what's next!

  3. You did a great job. I love to marry pieces. Nice details on the base.

  4. I found your link at Common Ground. I have a lamp that was left in our house by the previous owners that would work for this, but had not thought about finding something for the top. I think yours turned out wonderful!!