Five or six years ago, I bought this tripod at the Salvation Army for $6.
Bart helped me convert it to a lamp using one of these kits from Lowes.
But we never actually used it in our décor. The chrome and teal, while very cool and retro, just didn’t fit. We never had a good place for it, so we used it as a work light in whichever room we were remodeling.
But after seeing many tripod lamps on Pinterest, I decided to make it work for me! I painted the hardware glossy cream, and then brushed a peach color on the legs and “trunk.” Finally, I watered down some Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Old White and used it as a wash on top of the peach. The shade came from Walmart.
I love it in the living room. It adds interest and texture, but doesn’t scream LOOK AT ME (like that metal A does…thinking I should move it.)
(Don’t you love how Adam saw the camera come out and decided to pose for it?)
And now, the Pinspiration:
Tomorrow is the big Pinterest Party and I’ve got one more GREAT project to reveal then!
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday