October 7, 2011

A witchy make-over...

I've been keeping an eye on this lamp for weeks. I was waiting until my favorite antique/thrift store had their anniversary sale so that I could get it for less than $10.

Doesn't the lampshade resemble a witch hat?

During this time of the year, everything has the potential of becoming a Halloween craft project at my house!

I came home and immediately dug out a witch hat that I purchased last year from Target's dollar bin.

I had given it a glamorous make-over with black tulle, feathers, gilded leaves and silk flowers. The added touch was this glittered spider.

The witch hat is sitting on top of the original enclosed lampshade. Rest assured. The wattage on the bulb is very low.

I love my new thrifted lamp.

Happy Halloween!
Have a thrifty/crafty weekend.

Linking up with:
The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday

Very Merry Vintage Style


XOXO


22 comments:

vivian said...

ooooo... I'm loving your new witchy lamp toooo!!! good thinking! awesome results!
I've been trying to get my craft room cleaned up the last couple nights. I have friends coming over on sunday to do some halloween crafting!
wish you could come!!
have a great day... yay!! its friday and a three day weekend. And the weather here is supposed to be amazing.. I hope yours is too.
xoxo
vivian

Lee said...

Very very cute!
I was just thinking about adding embellishments to my hat lamps...now wher are those spiders, ants, & snakes....
We pick up our son today-hurray!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I couldn't see it...but now I do! You have such great imagination! Wish you could go with me to my Thrift store! We would get into all kinds of trouble! lol ♥

Jodi said...

I think that is one of the funnest things ever!!!!

Anonymous said...

Too cute. Someday I'd love for you to do a blog about how you organize all of your many crafts and finds. Not how you store them, exactly, but how you organize things to know where they are when you want them. Or how do you know where to put a potential project until you're ready to use it?
Sherry

My Vintage Mending said...

I absolutely did not see that in the lamp. How cute. Almost makes me think you should make seasonal ones. Well done. Loving all your spooks...smiles..Renee

Diann said...

Oh Kim, that is just to cute! What a fun light! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

Lynn said...

Hello Kim,
Oh I so love how you redid the witches hat!! It is so pretty and the lamp is just perfect for your Halloween home. Thank you so much for sharing!!
Hugs,
Lynn

Heather said...

I just adore your new lamp! You continue to amaze me with your creativity!

Cindy said...

Cute lamp! I hit the jackpot last weekend as one of my dear friends in the neighborhood decided to get out of her antique business and scale down her scrap booking stash. She had some great things that I really wanted before, but was waiting for a mark-down. If you are patient and willing to wait, you can be rewarded!

I am so looking forward to tomorrow as we are going to a huge antique market nearby in Clinton.

Here's to finding more bargains and treasures...
Your friend in crime,
Cindy

Pam said...

Oh, that's so cute. Love all the additions you did to it.

Cheryl G. said...

Super cute!
You are talented!

Jodee said...

Wow! That is the perfect addition to your Halloween decorations!

Hope you have a great weekend!

VintageBettys said...

Spooktacular hat!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

FABULOUS idea! Love it, love it. I'd be thrilled if you shared it at the Bewitching Craft link party over at http://igottacreate.blogspot.com!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim!!!
OMG!! What a fantastic idea!! In the $1.00 bin at Target is where you say you found this hat!! I am going to see if they have them this year...

And making it into a lamp shade...
FANTASTIC!!

I am so loving this idea!! Thanks for sharing it!!

Thanks for your recent visit!

Hugs,
Debbie

Vintage Whimsy said...

Wow!! That is super adorable. I love it!

Courtney said...

Love the lamp. I am always so impressed with what you come up with.

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Janet said...

Wow! Your lamp is so adorable! You did such a great job embellishing the shade!
Blessings,
Janet

very merry vintage style said...

How fun! I love to see your inspiration. Such a glamorous hat! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back this week!
Mary

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

I love it! That was some ugly lamp but you turned it around.Thanks for sharing.