Monday, January 23, 2012

Repurposed Monday - Lamp Base

Sometimes it is just too hard to let some things go and in this case, it was a black lamp base.  For a number of years it has been sitting in my storage room collecting dust.

Well, I stumbled across a darling lamp in one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie and there it was.....the perfect bunny Lamp.  Unfortunately, the Runway Bunny Ensemble lamp is no longer available at the store or online but here is a photo of it.  Created by the Swedish design team "Front", a cheeky hare proudly dons a top hat (the lampshade) to model it in your home.  At 13.5" H, it was priced at $199.  A little too expensive for a whimsical accent but a great inspiration piece!!!

Runway Rabbit Ensemble Lamp

I could not get it off my mind and a few weeks later while shopping, I came across a darling white ceramic garden bunny.  I really love the crackle and aged finish on my bunny.

It appeared to be the correct size for my lamp base so I bought it and it was. I then adhered to the base with a household glue....a perfect fit. I found a burlap drum shade at Walmart. It is part of their Better Homes And Gardens line and I couldn't pass it up at $9.97.

Better Homes and Gardens Burlap Drum Shade 

I could have kept it simple but decided to add just a touch of black grosgrain ribbon to the top and bottom.  Grosgrain ribbon and glue, the perfect combination!

My 'Runway Bunny Ensemble' lamp is part of my Guest Room Makeover Project that I look forward to sharing with you in the near future.

Project #4 Complete!

What have you repurposed lately? 

Let me know what you think.....I love reading your comments!

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  1. Fabulous... he is most adorable!
    Just re-purposed an old headboard into a chalkboard. To re-purpose is such joy! Blessings!

  2. Great job. I like yours much better than the Anthropology one.

  3. I am a bunny nut, Heather, and can't even begin to tell you how much I love this! Off and on for a long time, I've looked for an affordable rabbit/bunny lamp and haven't been able to find one. Never thought to make my own!

    Visiting from Met Monday : )

  4. Another creative masterpiece...Love, love, love it!

  5. That is sooo cute! I actually love it more than the Anthropology one as well!

  6. Absolutely cute! Thanks for joining us again at the Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop :)

  7. Cute! Thanks so much for linking up. This particular linky party is about some specific challenges on creativity that I gave readers. Would love to have you rejoin on Wednesday night for my Under $100 linky party.

  8. Darling BUNNY lamp...thanks for sharing it at NTT.


  9. I like yours much better than the Anthropologie rabbit. You can see ALL of your rabbit and the colors are more natural and appealing on yours. Well done!

  10. Cute! I agree with several other comments I saw...yours is definitely better than the Anthropologie one...even if I didn't know the crazy price difference!


  11. Sooo much prettier than the inspiration lamp! Three cheers to you!

  12. I love bunnies, what a great and cute project. Didn't know walmart had burlap shades, I'll have to check them out. It's it great when we get inspiration. I like yours better. Such an adorable bunny lamp. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Party!

  13. I love this!! Yours is better than the original :)

  14. Love It! So Adorable!


  15. We have pet bunnies and are always on the lookout for bunny look-alikes. This lamp is just too cute! Thanks for sharing this wonderful knockoff!

  16. Wow, what a steal! That is super cute and way more affordable than Anthro. Great job!

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