Vintage Thermos Lights Up Seasonal Decor

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“A friend and I found a vintage thermos in a neighbor’s dumpster,” confesses Paula at Sweet Pea, “and I was happy to have it for decorating.” Inspired by another blogger, she decided to turn the thermos into a lamp.

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Painting a Lamp to Suit

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Laura from The Turquoise Home bought this classic lamp on clearance at Target months ago. She’s been using it in her home ever since, but the wood tone was just a little off when placed alongside the rest of her decor. She decided it was time to change things up a bit.

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An Update for a Brass Pendant Light

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When Chaney’s parents bough a riverfront home, this dated brass light fixture was part of the deal, she explains at May Richer Fuller Be. Recently, Chaney has been helping them with some updates. After studying the brass and glass pendant light, she decided that instead of replacing the fixture, she just needed to give it a makeover.

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Dated Brass Lamps Get a Trendy Brushed Look

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Diane blogs at In My Own Style. As part of her recent bedroom makeover, she wanted to update the polished brass swing arm lamps on either side of her bed, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money.

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Updating a Ceiling Fan

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Over at Seeking Lavender Lane, Deb decided there was no need to throw out the dated ceiling fan in her family room. Instead, she put her imagination to work to give it a new look.

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Porch Lanterns Refabbed

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Over at Little Brags, Christine has been giving her back porch a makeover. She had these two huge brown lanterns to use, but had grown tired of their brown color.

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Porch Light Goes from Old Brass to Oil-Rubbed Bronze

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Janette blogs at Style with Cents. After a hail storm beat her front porch light to smithereens, it was looking pretty sad.

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Egg-streme Upcycling

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When Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs is given a challenge, she rises to it. For instance, when challenged by a magazine to upcycle an egg carton, she not only made something out of it, she electrified it!

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