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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Upcycled Vintage Lamp

I love upcycling.

According to Wikipedia, 'Upcycling' is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.

I will include "ugly" in the definition which, in my opinion, is what this vintage ceramic lamp was when I found it.

After a good clean, a couple of coats of ceramic paint and a Thea & Sami hand-printed lampshade, I think it looks quite modern, don't you think?

Or perhaps you prefer the look of a larger lampshade? Both shades feature our best-selling 'Marguerite' design on natural flax linen. I have created a page on our website for upcycled vintage lamps that I hope to find and list from time to time including this one and only lamp base.

Showing the versatility of our drum-shaped lamp shades, this is the large lampshade paired with a vintage lamp stand. See with our Brisbane City screen print and my retro armchair that is upholstered with Red Fretwork hemp/organic cotton.

This blog post has been recreated by me to the best of my memory because I can now longer wait in hope that Blogger will return the original post that vanished yesterday.


Raine and Sage said...

Love an upcycled anything! Your lamp is fabulous Thea. Great idea for your store.

Kylie said...

That is just fabulous Thea! I think I would have walked right by that lamp stand ;) but you've made it into a thing of beauty... to be honest I think it's your beautiful fabrics that really do the trick :)) Kx

Posie Patchwork said...

Well you just went & made that look a million dollars, wow, awesome work & styling babe. There is also the ugly side after repurposing/ upcycling some things, you have a true skill. Oh & today i got a parcel of cottons & zippers, thanks gorgeous girl, love it all, too sweet, adore. Love Posie

Thea said...

Thanks ladies. I think you are too modest Kylie, you are pretty clever with your creations too. Jennie, I know you will upcycle those zips and cottons too. x

Tracey said...

Oh yes, the upcycled version is far lovelier.
I love lamps but struggle with deciding which one should go in which place. Ha!

Claudia Lane said...

Love it! It's absolutely gorgeous and the colour is fantastic :))

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there, loving your lamp combos the fabrics you chose to furnish them are simply stunning.Please check out todays guest interview with craftwomam Lucy Curtis, who creates bespoke mannequins crafted with stylish and vintage fabrics!

Sarah said...

I love the natural flax linen. I wish I had some time to upcycle an old chair I have.
Nice work,

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