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Pinterest Project #6: Tripod Lamp

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 d├ęcor.  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:
The music stand lamp comes from one of my favorite blogs: The Painted Hive.  And here’s another DIY version:

Tomorrow is the big Pinterest Party and I’ve got one more GREAT project to reveal then!

Shared at:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
Farmhouse Friday