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  1. Terrie Mathison
    January 30, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    Wonderful makeover! Perfect timing as I just got a wonderful lamp at Habitat this weekend. Stunning with glass ball on in and then the old brass, needing a redo, of course!

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  2. Jessica Barone
    January 30, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    wow that turned out amazing! I love Thrifty finds like that!!!

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  3. NanaDiana
    January 30, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    What a nice makeover and it is the perfect size. At first I thought it was one of those huge old brass lamps from the 60's. I love the shape and size and you did a great job on it. xo Diana

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  4. Jenny
    January 30, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    Shut. UP!! I love the way this lamp turned out! I too, am a DIY lamp lover, but have never tried revamping one with this kind of paint. I do believe I have a new project on my to-do list! Great job!!

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  5. ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀
    January 30, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    That turned out perfect and so sophisticated looking.

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  6. Beth @ dot...in the city
    January 30, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    It's beautiful! Well done 🙂

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  7. Renewed Upon a Dream
    January 30, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    Wow this looks so great now! I'm on the hunt for some good lamps to make over currently for our bedroom. Hope I find some soon!

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  8. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    January 30, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    Beautiful makeover, Julie! It goes so well in your bedroom, too!

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  9. Leslie
    January 30, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    GREAT job! I love what you did.

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  10. Jordan G.
    January 30, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    That looks beautiful! Great job.

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  11. Divine Theatre
    January 30, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    It looks like a completely different piece! Perfect for your home!

    xo
    Andie

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  12. Jennifer L. Griffin
    January 30, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    It's a beauty! Love the effect with the gold overspray. I'd love to find a pair similar to that one for my bedroom. I can't hardly stand buying a "new" lamp anymore!

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  13. Rhiannon
    January 30, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    i like it! i have a lamp waiting for a redo as well, but we dont have anywhere to buy shades so i ordered one from target as well

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  14. Fox Hollow Cottage
    January 30, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

    Looks great! I knew I would love the after 😉 Lamps have gotten so spendy and I think thrifted is a great soluition. I have several thrifted lamps and they are much more interesting then anything I could afford new, and would like. lol. I like the ribbon embellishment you added to the shade too. It's perfect. So pretty!!

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  15. Kristi
    January 30, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    Turned out gorgeous!! I love a great Goodwill lamp redo!! I would be delighted if you'd link up to my brand new party: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/01/mop-it-up-mondays-party-1.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi
    (your newest follower)

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  16. poindextr
    January 31, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    fabulous fabulous fabulous!!

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  17. Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home}
    January 31, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    GREAT makeover!

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  18. Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops}
    February 2, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Love it! You would never guess you bought it for five bucks!

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  19. Hayley
    February 2, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    What a transformation! Great job.

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  20. Alissa@CraftyEndeavor.com
    February 3, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    oh, I love it!

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  21. Patti
    February 4, 2012 @ 1:34 am

    This is a wonderful idea – lamps are so expensive and this is a great way to update and old lamp! well done!

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  22. Kim @ Too Much Time
    February 4, 2012 @ 1:42 am

    You did a great job here! That lamp looks brand new and perfect:) I would love it if you stopped by to share this at my linky party going on right now:)
    http://too-much-time.com/2012/02/diy-craft-link-party.html

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  23. Strawberries and Sweet Love
    February 4, 2012 @ 2:05 am

    What a beautiful transformation! I seen a lamp yesterday at the goodwill. Wish I woulda bought it!

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  24. Sunday
    February 4, 2012 @ 4:12 am

    I LOVE this lamp! The silver with a little gold is amazing – great job!

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  25. Caroline
    February 5, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    What a transformation! And sooooo simple! Great job!

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  26. pinkertonjamesl
    February 6, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    Nightlamp look so beautiful.It really fabulous idea to share with us.This one is really beautiful..

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  27. Oh, boy. Oh, joy!
    February 7, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    That lamp looks way to elegant to be from Goodwill! Great job!

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  28. Sarah
    February 8, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    That lamp is gorgeous with your work. I have a Goodwill lamp in my bedroom now and I need another one for the other night stand..I might just have to borrow that paint idea. Thanks for sharing!
    http://www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com
    Sarah

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  29. Melissa Mireles
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    What a wonderful blog 🙂 I love this lamp!!! I hope you don't mind but we've shared a link with our 1,700 followers ;)If anyone else has chronicled their Goodwill "makeovers" please send our way.

    Melissa Mireles, Marketing Manager, Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
    @goodwillsa

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  30. Latoya @ The Scott's Crib
    March 6, 2012 @ 3:15 am

    What a beautiful transformation. Now I know exactly what needs to be done with my lamp that's been collecting dust for 6 months:)

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  31. Felechia
    March 6, 2012 @ 3:48 am

    I have an old brass lamp in the basement! You've inspired me.

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  32. Heather
    March 6, 2012 @ 4:10 am

    Hi Julie! Saw you featured at Thrifty Decor Chick and had to stop by for a better look and say hello! Love your lamp makeover. I just walked by a very similar brass lamp at Good will today, I am going back to buy it tommorrow after seeing how beautiful yours is. Am your newest follower. Please visit my blog and say hello! I love to make new bloggy friends and followers too 🙂
    Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

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  33. Beth @ Free Stylin'
    March 6, 2012 @ 5:26 am

    This lamp looks fabulous! You did an awesome job! I would have never thought it was a thrift store purchase. Beautiful! 🙂

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  34. Beth @ Free Stylin'
    March 6, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    This lamp is fabulous! It turned out so well…I would have never thought it was a thrift store find. Beautiful! 🙂

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  35. Amber
    March 6, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    Looks fantastic!

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  36. Donna
    March 6, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    Looks great! I love lamps and need them but they are so expensive! I know have inspiration.

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  37. little
    March 9, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    I love the lamp too! I can't help but notice the curtains as well. Do you mind me asking where you got them or if you made them? They are striking!

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  38. MJ @ 517 Creations
    March 9, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    LOVE the lamp! Quick question – did you remove the harp for the new shade to fit? I have a few brass lamps in my garage that are begging for some spray paint, but I am having a hard time finding shades that fit with a harp.

    Thanks! What an awesome transformation!!

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  39. painted maypole
    March 16, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    great lamp, but I'm mesmerized by your curtains. They would be perfect in my bedroom. Can you tell me where you got them (or did you make them? what's the fabric?) pntdmaypole AT yahoo Thanks!

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  40. painted maypole
    March 16, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    oh, ha, if I had just looked a little into the comments I see that someone else already asked aboutthe curtains, and you answered. time to follow that link…

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  41. painted maypole
    March 16, 2012 @ 2:11 am

    shoot they are blue. they looked more blue/green in your picture, which is just what I'm looking for. alas.

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