Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hobnail Lamp Projects

Recently found some sweet little hobnail lamps for $1.25 and $2.00.  Raining again Sunday, so I pulled out the fabric scraps and recovered two old shades with some pink roses.  And some leftover trim pieces:

I'll take these to my little booth at the antique mall this coming week for resale:

Not much invested in either lamp but a little time: I'll price these about $12.00 and $14.00 each.
That seems like a fair amount~~I think they turned out pretty.   I've really been working hard at letting loose of all the things I've stashed away (you know~~those weekly bargains at the resale shops!)~~and make a little profit too.

So, another week, another trip or two to the resale shops.  Letting go of some loved things means making room for others~~it's just stuff.  But, I love my stuff!  Have a great week; going to check out your blog and see what you've been up to.

This week I'm joining these fun parties:


Mod Vintage Life


  1. I love those sweet little lamps and the shades are gorgeous! I love the fabrics you used!!

  2. The lamps are lovely! You have done a great job.

  3. Love these lamps! What kind of glue do you use to attach the fabric to shade?

  4. LOVE the new cover on the lamps.. sooo pretty!! Great job!

  5. Niece: I use hot glue at the top/bottom rims and stretch the fabric to adhere; then I do the sides. I cut a front/back piece. Trims are last and use hot glue for that too. Thanks for inquiring! (don't use fabric glue--it won't last and the fabric will eventually "fall").

  6. Cute lamps. We see them while we are out antiquing but not at that fantastic price.

  7. Such lovely stock for your booth.
    - Joy

  8. I love those sweet little lamps. I took some things to sell myself last week. You are right...sometimes it's time for someone else to enjoy them. I love these with the shabby chic shades. Thanks for linking up with my party!

  9. Wow, those are both very beautiful! Love when I can find great bargains. Thanks for the blog visit and comment luv :)

  10. Both are stunning! Loved the fabric. You got a lovely space here. Calling from creative bloggers party. Now, your newest follower...hope, you will follow me back:)
    Have a great week!

  11. Oh my goodness those are such darling lamp creations! I want them for my home! Isn't being creative a wonderful gift! You've done a great job...the fabric is yummy! I'm swooning!

    I'm also your newest follower! Come on by sometime if you've a minute to share my creativity!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

  12. wow- these look so sweet and femenine! thanks for visiting me, im glad to see your lovely blog and join your followers

    xo em

  13. Your thrifty treasures look wonderful with their new shades. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

  14. These are really pretty! I love the fabric. Thank you for visiting my blog and your thoughtful comment! Have a great weekend!