Tuesday, August 13, 2013

goodwill lamp makeover...mary mcdonald knock off

It's been on my to-do list to add some modern touches to our kitchen.
 I love the look of a lamp on the counter, and the ambiance it gives in the evening
 after every thing is all cleaned up, ahhh. I've been smitten with the bold graphic pattern on
 Mary McDonald's Santorini lamp forever.
 I used a $10 lamp I scored at Goodwill to create a less than perfect similar version. :)


This Mary McDonald Santorini lamp was my inspiration.


BEFORE
I found these lamps at Goodwill back in May, the square base was perfect for this diy.


I spray painted a base coat using Rustoleum Ultra Cover in White,
then marked the center of the lamp as my starting point to begin taping.


I taped off my far from perfect pattern...
(I noticed it needs a bit of tweaking after removing the tape)


using the 3M tape I won in my diy goodie package, from the all-time nicest,
  Linda @ Calling it Home. Thank you, sweet friend!  :)
Then sprayed it with Rustoleum Ultra Cover in Black Gloss.


I printed out a favorite quote on my computer, after seeing this inspiration :) and put it in
 a frame I'd spruced up with gold corners, over a year ago. Aka, Courtney's genius idea


I like that my teenager can't help but see it everyday! 


I have a few more elements to add, but this easy, inexpensive diy gives this
 little corner a fresh update.

38 comments:

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

It looks awesome!!! Got to love goodwill lamps!!

Eilis said...

I can't believe that is the same lamp - wow!

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

It looks great. I've never thought of using lamps in the kitchen.

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

Hi Pam! I linked over to your blog from Calling it Home then I saw the "Work Hard and be Nice to People" quote and had to follow you. It's one of the few quotes I live by. Then as an added bonus I saw you are from Denver too! How cool is that? Have a great evening!
-Khammany

stephanie said...

Pam-looks great and awesome job taping - that's the hardest part!

Unknown said...

I love the lamp's shape and new modern look. The quote sounds just like you, nice friend! Nice countertops too! Should I add a lamp to my kitchen?

Lori

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Love it Pam! I have had that lamp pinned and thought I am not going to spend that, but you found a way around it :) xo Kristin

Cathy Wall said...

This DIY lamp rocks it! You are the queen, so full of clever ideas! Hope you are well!!!

Brandi said...

I am in awe! This is absolutely amazing.

Dana Frieling said...

Ok, how long did it take you to tape that awesome design? You rocked it!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

How cute! I think it looks great and it is so totally YOU!

therelishedroost said...

Fantastic!! What a great find that lamp shape was key and you did a bang up stencil job my friend!!!
Great!
xo Karolyn

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I hope I see a lamp like that at GW, I'd like to try it, I'll be pinning this too! Love the shade also!

Laura Hyde said...

this looks outstanding! I am so impressed with how well the paint covered too! Can't wait to try this.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the lamp!!!! it looks awesome and i never would have thought of it!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Pam, I love it! Well done! Great quote too!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

Holy Smokes lady! It's amazing. I never would have guessed that chic lamp came from goodwill!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I am so impressed Pam!! it looks fabulous!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

OH MY GOSH....it looks great...cant believe you did that!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Oh the possibilities are endless with Goodwill lamps and this is one of the best I've seen! I don't have a lamp on my counter due to the fact we have under counter lighting but for those who don't, a lamp really does do wonders for a kitchen!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

You rocked it! Glad you are putting the goodies to use. Love that quote.

Denise @ frazzled JOY said...

Great job Pam!! It looks fantastic!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

ONE MORE GEM. YOU ARE SO , SO CLEVER!!
LOOKS GREAT AND I LOVE THE IDEA OF A LAMP ON A KITCHEN COUNTER.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh my gosh pam - soooo classy and clever! i love it!!!!!!!! you didnt wanna keep the cowboy shade???

Vel Criste said...

Awesome lamp Pam! Looks sooo like the original!!!!! You are so good at turning your finds into blac 'gold'!

Linenqueen said...

I LOVE your lamp, just love it. You did a great job and it looks so NOW. I'm a Goodwiller and admire other people who can see the potential in cast off items. My hats off to you for your excellent vision. Ann

My Notting Hill said...

Love it! Like the quote next to it too.

Stephanie Norris said...

Sigh...I just love anything Mary Mcdonald. Do you watch that Property Envy show she is on? It's ok, but she sure is a hoot! I love the transformation, you did an awesome job on that one. Great vision you have Pam. The quote is the bomb, everyone should live by that!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Per.fec.tion! I love it! I don't think I would have thought to paint a graphic pattern on a lamp...you know what I've got my eyes open for now at the thrift store. And that quote, I keep telling my husband I'm going to print a big one to frame for his office! -Not for him, as a gentle reminder to others! :)

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Very fun! I love that lamp and the frame! I was wondering when those Goodwill lamps would reappear! We still laugh about your cowboy lamp shade. I hope all is well with you and that your son has a great start of the new school year!
xo Nancy

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

I pretty much love everything Mary McDonald - that lamp included. Your knock off is fabulous!!

Kim said...

You have such a great eye for the potential in things. I might have snubbed that lamp! Gorgeous ... and yes, subtle hints to teenagers ... always a good thing!! xo

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks for the link :) I absolutely love how your lamp turned out!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I would have walked right by that lamp - and I think I am pretty good at finding the underlying beauty in the thrift stores. The lamp is fabulous, Pam!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Brilliant! I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I need to spend more time in thrift stores.

the cape on the corner said...

whoa. now see, that is the kind of vision I just don't have.

Crystal said...

I love thrifting and making over lamps, too. I have a couple pairs in the garage getting or awaiting a facelift. Yours turned out great.

Julia Konya said...

Get the heck out! That lamp makeover is way cool. I have a thing for lamp makeovers!

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