Monday, November 16, 2015

ReCreating with Lamp Parts

Hi Friends~
Before I share this post today,
I just want to say,
our hearts go out to Paris
and our prayers are lifted
for the friends and families who
lost loved ones
in such a violent act.
May God Bless them with comfort!


One of my favorite lamps had
seen better days
 and no longer worked.
 I didn't want to just throw it out
or try and repair it.
So I decided to take it all apart
and recreate a piece in it's memory.
With the help of my better half,
who can transform most anything for me,
we dismantled the lamp
and used the base and middle section 
to create a pedestal.
The Base

The Center

Turning the center upside down,
we bolted and glued the two sections together.

The center piece is where it's bolted and shaped like a bowl,
but I had a round metal tray that fit the space perfectly.

Adding the tray to the top, it now has a surface for display
or a bowl shape to fill with small ornaments.
I didn't glue the tray in place
 so it can be removed when needed.

Next, I painted everything in Old White Chalk Paint.

Added lots of distress all around
for cottage charm.

I love how it turned out
and have many uses for this old lamp.

Like a pedestal for this tall skinny glitter tree.

Or my favorite, using this cloche that fit perfectly.

Love this musical candle for a centerpiece.

Sweet spot for a tea pot.

Pretty English Plate for serving.

Or a perfect fit for a white pumpkin.

Love how it works with this candle too.

And another favorite
displaying my mother's
vintage Cardinal musical figurine.

That's it,
recreating with old lamp parts,
a few bolts to attach, glue
and a little paint.

Can't wait to decorate with it at Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by.

Celestina Marie



Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Your recreating design is exquisite! Beautiful post. Have a great week!

Michele said...

You are so smart and imaginative! I love how that turned out and you're right, it's an absolute chameleon, able to adapt for a zillion decorative purposes. You're an upcycling genius!

Nancy Chan said...

It turns out so beautifully! You and your better half are very creative and have done a good transformation on the old lamp.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a great idea. I like how it transformed into such a different look. Fun to see it with so many different looks. The holidays are coming fast now!

Anonymous said...

Morning, my most talented friend! Oh, you are something else and this turned out so beautifully! I love it. Who would ever think to do this but you! I love all of your uses. I'm just amazed at your creativity!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;) said...

Good Morning
I just love repurposing things. You had a vision for your lamp and now its just gorgeous* Love that you painted it the white and distressed it. How in the world will you decide on what to display on it though. Every single display looked amazing !!!
thanks for sharing. Love stuff like this :)
enjoy your day
yes, praying for Paris**

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic makeover, love it, well done! Hugs, Valerie

TexWisGirl said...

very cool pedestal!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love makeovers, Celeste, and your lamp parts made for an adorable pedestal. You and your hubby make a great team and are a happy, sweet reminder of my own late beloved and myself.
Have a blessed day! xo

Anonymous said...

Celeste, these re-creations of lamp bases are stunning! I love the way you painted them. Each one is so pretty and unique! Thank you for sharing these ideas with us. Sorry I haven't been able to visit often; I have a lot going on with Dad. Have a blessed week!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, those Makeovers are georgeous!
You did wonderful jobs, they all look great!
Wishing you a happy and blessed new week,my dear friend,
Love and hugs, Claudia xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the makeover!!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh my goodness; Really!? Celeste I need to leave for work but want to look at all the wonderful details here of your 'renewed' creation!!
such beautiful work - I will have to return later : ) Blessings, Karen O

Anna said...

A very successful makeover !!!!! Beautiful pictures for a versatile base !
Have a lovely week !

Cynthia said...

Celeste, I was intrigued by the title. Love how this turned out. Gorgeous teapot and I have those plates too. I also really like the candle you used. The details on this piece are very pretty. PINNING.


Cynthia said...

Forgot to mention the bottle brush tree. They make my heart sing. I have a collection, some vintage and some just pretty!


Aims Pyrex Passion said...

Everything is so beautiful

Anonymous said...

What a lovely transformation! Chalk paints makes everything better! This looks like such an expensive piece too :-) You are so creative!!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a fabulous recreation!

Unknown said...

Oh wow! This turned out great!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Okio B Designs said...

Wow, just wow! I can't believe that is a lamp base. You did an amazing job. =)


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

i am jumping up and down with joy over this post of yours! I love what you have done. My son used to incorporate lamp parts in many of his architectural furniture pieces. So sweet Celeste this posting for me was a stroll down memory lane with a warm feeling in my heart. Matter of fact I have a table in my French inspired guest room that the base was made from a large brass lamp mounted onto a wooden base and a round top cut. When I was redesigning the guest room Chris said to me "I see where your design in here is going Mom, I have the perfect piece of salvage I just made, it's yours all you have to do to paint it." Well that piece, a table serves our guests as a nightstand and gets more compliments than you can imagine. I love your recreation!
Keep creating beauty!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
Wow you turned the old lamp into a beautiful looking pedestal! You both did a great job and I love the many uses for it!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
I hope you have a wonderful day and week.
Julie xo

quakerhillfarm said...

Very Lovely and so very versatile! Have a beautiful week, Lynn

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You are amazing. I love it as a candle stick celeste!!!!

Sandi Magle said...

So much creativity showing off a simple pedestal....uniquely made, I may add. Great post, one of the cleverest I have seen, grins, Sandi

cynthia lee designs said...

Love, love, love your old lamp turned into a beautiful pedestal.


Createology said...

Your and your wonderful Elf have truly transformed your old lamp into a treasure with so many functional possibilities. How lovely to be able to use your new pedestal with so many display options. True Creative Bliss...

Decor To Adore said...

You are incredibly creative and clever! I can't wait to see what you do for the Texas blog hop. Hope you are enjoying a cozy Monday.

Jan Hermann said...

So clever!! What a beautiful creation. Have a lovely week!

Jan ♥

Stephanie said...

Ooooh, it's so good to visit you, my friend! I have missed you and your blog terribly! And what a wonderful post to come back to - you truly are amazing, Celeste, and your imagination has no bounds.

The words you shared at the beginning of your post touched my heart and my prayers are being lifted with yours for the people of Paris...

MUCH love to you!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

You are fabulously clever, Celeste.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

How beautiful, Celeste, and so creative! I love all of the different ways you have used it for display, too. Lovely sentiments for the people of Paris. Sending along thoughts and prayers along with you. Hugs and blessings xo Karen

Patti said...

Celeste, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my re-entry into blogging. I've missed blogging, but I really needed the time away.

I love what you did with your lamp! It's beautiful! While some (like myself) would have sent a no-longer-wanted item to the thrift store, you transformed it into something even lovelier than before. I wish I had the ability to do creative things like you do.

Love and hugs,

Denise said...

awesome creation.

Kim said...

Well, aren't you crafty! I never would've thought to do this. I think it's amazing!

Joy Junktion said...

Oh my goodness, Celeste, I see so many uses for such a beautiful piece. And, I love that it has history with you as well! Love it! Many blessings, Cindy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh how clever you are - It's beautiful and so many way to use it. WOW
You are so talented I can;'t believe all the beautiful pieces you made out of nothing.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs to you,

Feral Turtle said...

I would have never guessed that was a lamp. Pure genius. In fact I am now on the hunt for intricate lamps. You truly have inspired me! Cheers and have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Conniecrafter said...

That is just so creative of you and love that you didn't glue down the plate to it so you can change it up any time you want and such beautiful ways you have found already to decorate with it, I love them all, you two work together great as a team!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a pretty and clever pedestal. The many looks are wonderful, endless possibilities. Love your creative mind. xo

Art and Sand said...

I have a pedestal that I am not using and you just gave me so many ideas for using it. I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas in 10 days and that pedestal will be one of the first pieces set out.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's a very clever use of an old lamp with beautiful results. It looks like it could even be a cupcake stand. xoxo Su

Laurel Stephens said...

What a wonderfully clever idea. I'll never look at a lamp as just a lamp again!

Stacey said...

Oh you are so smart! I just had to Pin this. :)

Thank you for the sweet comments you left me yesterday and today. :)

Gypsy Heart said...

I would never think of doing this! It is just beautiful!! So many uses for it and very unique.

Hope you weren't adversely affected by the storms!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

You are just brilliant! That turned out so pretty. I would never have thought to do that.

handmade by amalia said...

What a brilliant way to re-use a favorite piece, CM. Lovely.

Jill said...

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out and the ways you can display precious items with it. You are so creative! I've been praying hard for our countries, so much unrest in the world, so sad and scary. Hope you have a wonderful day.


craftyles said...

Wow, this turned out so pretty, Celeste. You come up with the best ideas.Yes, Prayers for France and the world.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Dearest Celestina,

Your creative talent comes straight from your heart and speaks to each one of us. This is such a lovely and beautiful use of a beloved lamp, you have breathed new life into this and transformed it. This truly shows us what time, effort, patience and care can do to revive most things.

decorayadora said...

Hi dear celestina ,, que encanto de candelabro ,, de blsnco se ve mucho más luminoso y shabby

Dorthe said...

OHHH I want one, too, lol- it has become a most wonderful pedestal, Celestina Marie, so very beautiful, for all purposes, and a wonderful idea. I love what you did, with your old lamp!!
Also I am saddened by the violent and hateful attacks in Paris, and share the
prayers for those whom been effected, also in The Russian fly and all over the world, as it seems so many ,many countries are being hit from these terrorists!!
Hugs to you, wishes and hopes.

Tete said...

I have been in here snooping around. I do love this old lamp's new life. You did good with this one! I love all the things you have placed with it. If you ever get tired of it (which I know you won't), just toss it my way.
I have missed your blog, been so crazy here and my life is normally boring. The kitchen is coming along, but only working on it every other weekend, it seems. I thought when harvest was over, it would go fast. I was wrong.
Have a great weekend and if I don't get back in here before next week, Happy Thanksgiving!

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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..