Saturday, September 12, 2009

From Pooh to Planets

This lamp used to be in my daughter's room but it has been replaced by a more grown up sort of lighting. I was going to donate this one but I just couldn't bring myself to part with it. It was my baby's lamp!!!

Then I found a brand new, still-in-the-package lampshade at the thrift store for dirt cheap. That gave me the inspiration I needed to change this from Pooh. Here are the details on the base before the make-over...

A little sanding, a coat of spray primer, a little spray paint and Shah-zam! Here's what it looks like now...

Poor Pooh, he's all gone!

My son loves the moon and we have glow in the dark stars all over his ceiling. The colors in his room are blue and green, so this fits perfectly in his room. He loves it. I'm considering putting glow-in-the-dark paint on top of the images on the shade. Hmmm, can't decide.


  1. Okay...Miss Crafty, this is awesome!
    You really do have a knack for re-purposing an item. I love how the lamp turned out. I am sure little man loves it as well. I know "I" would love it.
    Wonderful job! You should pat yourself on the back.

  2. Hmmm, Miss Crafty? Wait until you see all the crafting I've done for the bridal shower this weekend. I'll have to blog about it.

    Thanks for the compliment. I have to admit, it did make me feel pretty "crafty!"