Wednesday, November 24, 2010

1950's Vintage Metal Floor Lamp Revamped in Red

Found this adorable metal floor lamp
Cute swag on the shade.
 Wish I could have kept it, but it needed a redo, because someone used latex paint (very poorly, I might add)
on the base.
Plus the whole dingy creamy thing wasn't working for me,
so I sanded it down.
And I painted it Red!
Thought about adding a design to the shade, but I changed my mind, thinking that who ever decides to give it a home would have their own ideas, and I didn't want to limit it's appeal.
Think it would look great in boys room or rec room with their favorite sports decal.  A lot of different teams would work like the Cubs, Indiana University (Go IU! - ooops not suppose to say that here in Purdue country) Kansas City Chief, etc...
A black art deco design would look great too.

Or they could just leave red.

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  1. Gorgeous! I love the red and you've given me some ideas for a lamp in my girl's room with her antique red metal bed frame! Thanks! :>

  2. Love it when someone becomes inspired! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. The lamp looks fantastic now!

  4. I love it! I have a browm metal table lamp similar to this, I might just have to try this.

  5. We have a similar lamp; thanks for the suggestions for improving its appearance!

  6. I have a lamp much like this one and can't seem to find the maker. How do you know it is from the 50's? ANy help you can give me in identifying the maker or history would be fantastic! Thanks!!


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