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« on: September 04, 2005 07:46:07 PM »

I bought this ugly gold floor lamp at a yard sale for $3.00. It's the kind with the round table around the middle. We primed it with rusty metal primer (by Rustoleum) and painted it with Krylon "Chrome" paint. My husband actually did the pin ups- He was up decoupaging until 3:00 am, which I find adorable, but also hilarious because he is all about being macho and manly. We printed the pictures "wallet size" and he put multiple layers, covering the whole table in 40s and 50s pin up girls. He put his favorites on top so they are uncovered. After the multiple layers of mod podge and the two go-overs with 220 and 400 sandpaper, we sprayed it 3 times with Krylon triple thick varnish. The result it below!! Smiley
My picture of the entire lamp is bad; we've put the shade back on and have it in our bedroom for now. We're going to be moving into our first home in about 2 weeks so we have been busy creating unique pieces. This will end up in what we're going to call the computer room. It's supposed to be the dining room but we thought that was a waste of space considering we always eat in front of the TV so we're keeping the table in the kitchen. Anyway, rambling, on to the photos!!!






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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2005 01:29:02 PM »

That looks great.  I love pinups working on a few ideas using them right now. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2005 07:47:25 PM »

I'm not a fan of Paris Hilton...  so I hate to say this...  but THAT'S HOT!  Sexy legs, all over!  Good job for finding so many pictures in the same theme.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2005 08:01:41 PM »

I love it! Nothing better than fixing up old furniture...now you have an original piece in your house!
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2005 02:39:32 PM »

You did a good job and the retro pin up girl art is cool. Now you have something really unique that you did all on your own. Way to go!
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2005 04:03:53 PM »

Thanks! We're going to make coordinating pin up girl coasters. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2005 11:39:38 AM »

This is great! I just got an ugly old table for free, and it needs this project. I'm going to start tonight!
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2005 05:37:08 PM »

What a great idea - it looks terrific!
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2005 03:10:19 AM »

Princess Nell, please post some pictures when you're finished, I'd love to see how you table turns out! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2005 03:54:43 AM »

Wonderfully well done - you should have put them on floor base of the lamp too...(at least I think so)...
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