Monday, May 13, 2013

What a Girl Wants!


My daughter was so excited on Christmas to receive her new bedspread in zebra print and hot pink!  Along with it came a makeover with her new bed which you can read about here.
 
 She has been wanting to add a cute lamp to her bedroom for awhile now, but I am not a big fan of paying full price for a lamp! I actually will not break down and pay full price when it comes down to it! My answer has been the same...I will look for one when I go thrift store shopping or to some yard sales. Well, this past weekend was her lucky day. I spotted this cute zebra print lamp sitting all by itself in the back of the pile!



 I got it for less than a dollar, because it had no lamp shade! I thought that a lamp shade would be easy to add, so she got her lamp and we were both very happy!
 
A week later, I found this lamp shade at my local thrift store. Most of you are thinking, a brown shade for a zebra print lamp?



 No worries, I spray painted this shade with some fabric paint in pink! To give it a little bit of sparkle, we added pink, shimmering glitter while the paint was still wet!

 

Next, I added this cute fabric applique of pink roses to the zebra print lamp..

 
 




 
 
Then we added this cute as can be trim!

 
 
 Finally, this is what I wanted the lamp to look like when it was finished!



 I have a daughter who has developed her own sense of style.. Being the good mom that I am, this is where we parted ways with the decorating! I allowed her to add her own touch to the lamp! 


Yep she loves monogrammed everything right now!
 
Here is the finished lamp. My sweet girl got what she wanted...her favorite new lamp! I will end with the title because it sums everything up.
What a Girl Wants!
                                                                  knick-of-time-tuesday

63 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this lamp is adorable! You did a great job with it.

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  2. Super cute lamp and the headboard is adorable too! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I just followed you on pinterest :)

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  3. I love this!! What a great job! Ok I am on the hunt now. It's on! My granddaughter would love this.

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  4. The perfect girly girl lamp! Wonderful job.

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    1. Susan exactly what we ended up with on this project! Thank you!

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  5. Neat! who can resist pink? Thanks for stopping by via Graphics Fairy!

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  6. What a fun transformation and I'm sure you're both happy you held off until you found just the right lamp. Love the bright pink shade.

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  7. How cute! You did a great job on this lamp :)

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  8. Adorable!! Hot pink and zebra is one of my favorite combinations. I have a couple of pillows in that. :)

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  9. What a wonderful transformation! I just love the pink with the zebra. Thank so much for stopping by my blog and following. I'm happily following you back!

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  10. Wonderful transformation! Great job!
    Glad to have you visit me!
    Following you back.
    Elizabeth

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  11. Hi Nicole, love your little projects and following you ...

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  12. This is so fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment! Following you on google+.

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  13. Wow Nicole that turned out so cute! One of my favorite things to makeover is lamps. They are so expensive at the stores but you can take inexpensive ones and make them something special. You did just that! Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing a comment. I'm so glad you did! New reader here! : )

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  14. Nice job nicole! That is something that my daughter would love!

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    1. Thank you! Girls really do like the zebra print right now!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm a new follower and am excited to read your posts!

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to getting to know you!

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  16. Supper cute! Such a great transformation:) thanks for stopping by my blog I wanted to let you know I'm now following you:)
    http://crazylifewithmy3boys.blogspot.com

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  17. Very cute and you sure can't beat the price.

    Happy to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  18. Wow! What a totally cute lamp! Love it!

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  19. My daughter would REALLY love to have a lamp like this too! You did a wonderful job on it!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad you stopped by my blog!

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  20. Wow! this is amazing!!! I love it!! Where were you when I was a teenager!? lol I have got to learn how to do some of these DIY thingy! Your daughters lamp looks awesome!

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  21. Very Very cute! So creative..I returned the follow and I love your blog. You have the cutest ideas.

    Justina @ http://www.justinawho.blogspot.com

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  22. Good Morning Nicole, I was just thinking about my two daughters, when they were teenagers, and do you know, they would have loved this lamp.
    I love the fact that you have allowed your daughter's creativity to shine.
    In England we have Charity Shops, for Cancer Research, The Heart Foundation and many more. I love to shop there because I have found so many bargains...and you have created a lamp, which your daughter loves, for just a few pennies...... fabulous.
    Thank you for visiting me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! and leaving such a lovely comment. I have enjoyed reading your blog so I have become a new follower. I look forward to reading many more posts.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Daphne

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  23. Ciao Nicole, nice to meet you and thank you so much for stopping by Un fiore di Crilà with a nice comment. You are so creative and I love your blog. Your space party is so cute! Hugs
    Cristina

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  24. Very cute idea! I love making things over to turn them into exactly what I want!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm about to follow back!

    Natashalh

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    1. I love to take something that looks like trash and make it beautiful again! Thank you for stopping by!

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  25. How cute is this lamp? My step daughter would go crazy for it!!

    The Grass Skirt

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment! I have one happy little girl right now!

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  26. You are a clever and smart Mom!! Loving this lamp:)) So perfect for a young lady!!

    Hugs

    PS Now also following via GFC

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    1. Evelyn thank you for such a sweet comment! I look forward to getting to know you!

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  27. Awesome lamp! I am your newest follower (returning your follow) and look forward to more visits!

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  28. Fancy schmancy! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up for WW :)

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  29. Very beautiful lamp. Following back from blog hop. Have a great day. :)

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  30. Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I love your lamp re-do. These were my daughter's favorite colors too when she was growing up.

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  31. What a creative and cute idea for a girl! I'll have to remember it when I change my boys' rooms and do a boy theme. Stopping by from the blog hop. Have a fabulous day!

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  32. What a cute idea! I bet she has the cutest room :)

    Hope you have a great day!

    xx

    Kelly

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  33. This is darling! My daughter has a pink and zebra bed spread from Target. She LOVES it (and anything sparkly).
    thanks so much for visiting my blog and following me!
    Ashley Rane Sparks
    www.makeitrane.com

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  34. Such a cute lamp for your daughter. I love the way you embellished it with the roses.

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    1. Thank you Brandi! She wanted the roses more than anything!

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  35. Hello, I have known your blog by Modern Hippie Momma. Your blog is very interesting. I love your style. Kisses from Spain.

    http://redecoratelg.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank you Maria for stopping by my blog! So nice to meet you!

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  36. This is so awesome! Love the pink and zebra print together! Now I want a lamp like this..lol :)
    <3 Emily L.

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  37. So cute...I bet she just loves it!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday! Hope you'll hop over and join this weeks party...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  38. This is so cute! Thanks for linking up at Assets and Efforts on HickoryTrail

    Angela

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  39. I love this, will definitely try it :)

    thanks for sharing it on pin it mondays!

    Claudia @ www.prettylittledahlia.com

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  40. OMGoodness this lamp is so precious and adorable! WOW you did such a beautiful job on it. Hugs, Beverly

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