Friday, August 26, 2011

Restyled Vintage Lamps

I love discovering creative folks who transform dated pieces into gems.   Lia Fagan started following me on Twitter and before you knew it, we were exchanging emails with plans to meet at her studio.  Lia is a designer who transforms vintage lamps into one of a kind pieces.  She updates the wiring, paints the base and either salvages or creates a new shade, usually in a graphic pattern.


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Aren’t they unique, colourful and charming? You can see all of her lamps for sale here.

In addition to transforming lamps, Lia also makes lamp shades. She will be creating one for my daughter’s lamp (below).   I have chosen some fabric and will meet up with her next week.  I’m also thinking of painting the base in a colour to work with the fabric.   

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Make sure you stop by Lia’s witty and inspiring blog Mod Nest full of all things vintage.  She was  featured on Design Sponge  and also writes for Etsy

Do you have a lamp that could use a makeover?

Happy weekend everyone!

If you require design help, please contact me at vanessa{at}vanessafrancis{dot}com.

5 comments:

  1. I love this...adore vintage lamps...off to see more- thanks for the intro!!

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  2. I just donated two vintage style lamps, and this post is making me seriously regret that decision. I love the graphic pattern on the first pair of lamp shades.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. THanks for the intro! Am going to check out her blog!

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  4. I was so happy to find Lia recently as well, and love her vintage lamps. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Most of my lamps are definitely in need of a makeover. I love your daughter's lamp and can't wait to see the fabric you'll pick for it!

    xox Linda

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