Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cottage Glow~

Can I say, I just love to redesign lamps
of all kinds.
I've been organizing, cleaning and rearranging my creative space
 adding a new piece or two for storage
along with the "Helper Table" I shared earlier this week.

One of the new pieces for storage sits in front of the window wall.
I'll share this when I join Where Bloggers Create July 12th.

Anyway, to the top of that new piece I wanted a little lamp. The kind that would
look so sweet through the window when dark. 

I love how adding a soft glow of light just adds to the cozy feel of a room.
I also love the early  morning hours when I head to my studio,
coffee in hand,
to start the day before the sun rises.

Don't you just love a light in the window?
 It says, someone is home.
On a rainy day, it can transform the room into a storybook cottage.
The soft glow of light calls me to read or paint, create and dream.


So getting back to the little lamp.
On a recent trip to Wally World, I found a pretty little lamp base
and burlap shade perfect for  redesign.

To the base, I painted it a pretty chalk paint from DecoArt named Lace.
This shade has fast become one of my favorite soft off whites.

After the base was dry, I gave the base a light distress all around
for a little cottage charm.

Isn't it a pretty shade of paint? ~ and  the base looks like old plaster.

oh and that's not the new piece in the background~

Next, I added vintage crocheted lace to the shade in overlapping layers
 with the burlap showing through.
To the top and bottom of the shade, I trimmed it with my grandmothers crocheted edge.

The all over lace is a mix of off white shades of crochet threads.

So pretty with the soft glow of light showing through.
I can see some crystal beads hanging from the lace edge.
I'll be on the lookout for those.

Thank you grandma for your beautiful crocheted treasures.

The pineapple pattern turned sideways is also hand crocheted with her amazing talent.
I think I need to add a few vintage books under the lamp.
Don't you love the charm of vintage books in decorating?

This whole project was under 15 dollars to create. 
The cozy glow~priceless.

Don't you love little easy and quick projects
that make a big impact for little cost?
Do you love to decorate with lamps?

Thank you for stopping by.
Till next time~
Wishing you Southern DayDreams!

Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

I do love the warm glow from a lamp. This is a sweet transformation and a great use of the vintage lace.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow - absolutely stunning, love it!! Well done on another great project! Hugs, Valerie

Betty said...

It is so pretty and looks perfect on your table.

Betty said...

It is so pretty and looks perfect on your table.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste! I need to get moving on the second lamp I have in my sewing room. It's only been sitting there for two years waiting for a makeover! : ) I love the paint color. I think I should get some to keep on hand for spur of the moment projects.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a beautiful transformation!

Stephanie said...

So gorgeous and romantic, dear Celeste :) I love the doilies and the shabby look is just beautiful!

You are amazing, sweet friend. Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Celeste, the lamp is beautiful, as is that table runner it's sitting on.

You are so creative and talented, and your touch makes anything more beautiful. The way you transform plain things into works of art reminds me of that old Wayne Watson song, "The Touch of the Master's Hands."

Blessings on your day.


Mari said...

My friend I too love to decrate with lamps....they just make a space so pretty :-) I just love your transformation on that cute little lamp, and the shade turned out gorgeous....enjoy the soft glow sweetie ;-)


farmhouse-story said...

your grandmothers lace adds so much charm, celeste:) the shade is just lovely!

TexWisGirl said...

that's very cute. :)

Bente said...

The lamp is beautiful, Celestina. I also love the table under here.

Hugs from here

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Your lamp makeover is so pretty! I just bought some of that paint at Michael's, can't wait to use it!

Sola Scriptura said...

Beautiful! I especially like the crocheted lace :)

Ginny said...

Love the lamp and the shade is beautiful! Great idea!
You get up and get going before the sun rises????LOL!

Holly Loves Art said...

Gorgeous!!! Looks like so much fun too. Hope you've having a fantastic day.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a pretty way to use your Grandmother's crochet! The white on the lamp base totally changed this lamp. laurie

living from glory to glory said...

Oh My... I really loved this idea!
This is on my to do list really soon for a gift or I might just have to keep it! I did Pin this for a good DIY project!
Have a wonderful weekend!
And I love early mornings, everything is fresh and new and I love seeing what the Lord has in store for me!
Lovely... Miss Roxy

White Lace and Promises said...

How absolutely adorable! Will have to try this. The paint give it a totally different look. Sweet!

Susan' Hearts and Flowers said...

Celestina your lamp is darling. What a great makeover!

Attic Clutter said...

oh just a doily covered shade or any other place to put them..
your ideas are great!!!
glad you came by(:)

Donna said...

Your lamp redo is just adorable, Celestina! I love the color you painted the base, that's my favorite shade of chalk paint, too:) And the shade is so pretty with your addition of the crocheted lace and trim. That your grandma crocheted the trim makes it extra special! Have a great weekend!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is simply beautiful, Celeste! I think the base looks really vintage and the shade is going to remind you of your grandmother every time you look at it. I've never decorated a lamp but I know I will be thinking of it the next time I am antique shopping!

Thank you for your visit today! :)


cynthia lee designs said...

Your lamp is so pretty!! I love that you used you grandma's crocheted doilies. The glow when the lamp is on is just beautiful!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am TICKLED with excitement to witness your vision here, Celeste! What a perfect idea or the little lamps has perfect bones to capture that aged look in white bliss! Then the lovely work of heritage crochet lace? YES! Bravo for yet again another stroke of genius: UN COUP DE GÉNIE! Anita

LJS said...

Celestina, You are so talented. When I come home from a trip it is amazing to look at the beautiful creations you have made.
Your, Mr. CMD

Jan Hermann said...

What a wonderful transformation! You always have such brilliant (LOL, brilliant as in Brain and in Light, get it?) ideas. I love this one!

I always decorate with lamps. I have more lamps than I have spots to put them!! And I switch lampshades from one to another, too.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That turned out so cute! You did a great job and the vintage lace gives it the perfect personality!

debi o'neille said...

Very nice. I've never thought about covering an entire shade with lace, but it's beautiful.
Deb at

Deborah Montgomery said...

such a beautiful transformation! and I love that you were able to use a treasured heirloom in the lace. A pretty lamp is so cozy and warm, as opposed to overhead lighting, I agree!

Dorthe said...

Oh, your lamp has become a dream to see, dear Celestina Marie.
How beautiful you altered it with paint, and the shade is stunning with light on ,with the laces in white on top of the burlap.
So welcoming and lovely it is.
Hugs, and a happy week end to you, dear.

Stacey said...

Celestina, your lamp turned out beautiful! You were so smart to do something like that rather than go out and try to find something new. This way it's reloved and personal.

Denise said...

I have a pleated shade I so very want to do something with but I'm hesitant and don't want to catch any lamp on fire :/ I love Your finished product,the shade is beautiful.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Olá amiga,vim retribuir sua carinhosa visita ao meu cantinho.
Fiquei feliz por seguir-me!!!
Obrigada,volte sempre e pegue o meu selinho de agradecimento!

Beijos Marie.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Great makeover! So pretty. I love the lace and the white is perfect!

deb said...

I've been on the lookout for a lampshade for my Grandmothers (Dad's mom) old brass lamp. I have a ton of crocheted doilies from my other Grandmother (Mom's mom)this would be a great was to use those doilies! I hate just having them stored away. I've got so many all over the house now but still have lots ,ore. Thanks for the great idea ;)

1CardCreator said...

What a pretty lamp, I love the paint, it does look like old plaster too! ~Diane

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..