Jeannie in a Bottle: Mid-century Mod Lamp Makeover

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Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof decided it was finally time to do something with the garage sale lamp that had been sitting around for over a year. It reminded her of the old TV show “I Dream of Jeannie,” but it was going to take more than just folding her arms and blinking to update this old piece. Armed with her own brand of magic and some great paint colors, Jenna worked a masterful transformation! (See what I did there?)

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Updating a Ceiling Fan DIY Style

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The ceiling fan in Emily’s living room was less than lovely–she pretty much declared it hideous and was ready to toss the thing. However, last summer the ceiling fans in her house were in constant use, so she felt like getting rid of it wasn’t an option. After learning that she could switch out the light portion of the fan, Emily decided to update the fan herself, and she shares the project at My So-Called DIY Blog.

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It’s an Owl Lamp!

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It’s not every day that you have a chance to get for free what others are scouring thrift shops and Ebay for! That’s what happened to April at House By Hoff. “The principal at my school asked me if I wanted an owl lamp that she received years ago as a gag gift. She thought I might be able to do something cute with it, ” April tells us.

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Swing Arm Lamp Makeover

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At Inspiration for Moms, Laura has been working on a spruce-up of her sons room. Wanting to create a reading nook, she’d selected the bed as the perfect spot, but needed better lighting. Laura almost shelled out money for a set of new sconces, but remembered just in time that she’d be removing the wall lamps in her master bedroom for an upcoming remodel.

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PB Knock Off Rescue

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Here’s an amazing Pottery Barn style light by Sawdust 2 Stitches that I recently featured at Knock Off Decor. Soon after Corey’s kids damaged her camera tripod, she spotted the Photographer’s Tripod Table Lamp in her Pottery Barn catalog. She realized that with just a little effort, she could turn her damaged tripod into something very similar!

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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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