Monday, September 26

Altered Oil Lamp

Recently I was looking at a post by Ingvild Bolme (if you don't know her work then do yourself a favour and drop by her blog!). She decorated a lovely glass bottle with alcohol inks, various trinkets, flowers and chipboard, which provided me with the inspiration to try something similar...

Now I happen to have a small collection of lovely old oil and kerosene lamps collected from various second-hand and antique shops over the years. They really aren't worth much in terms of dollar value, but I like them and enjoy displaying them in my home. Anyway, this one little lamp caught my attention as the perfect item to alter and I decided to take some step-by-step photos to show how easy the process really is.












38 comments:

Katootje55 said...

So sweet!!! Well done...

Greetings, Toos

Eni said...

Amazing!

Donna Hanley said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

christopher said...

Oh my Beccy who would have thought a tatty old lamp could look so gorgeous! rosie.x

Danielle said...

Beautiful work!

snehal watwe welde said...

OMG Awesoe transformation

Tracy said...

This is stunning!!!!
I would never have thought of altering this type of object.

Carol Southern said...

What a transformation of this lamp, it's turned out beautiful. I did like the original look too.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is stunning beccy beautiful made.

greetings karin

Tasza said...

Просто волшебное превращение!!! Я в восторге!!!!

Ali said...

WOW!!!

Poppet said...

You've really transformed this old lamp Beccy, I love the script on the glass it looks fab. :-) xx

Linda w said...

I love it, it's absolutely gorgeous. Well done, a great peice of art. Hugs lin

Поли said...

unbelievable

Baukje said...

wonderful I love it!
Greetings Baukje

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow you did such a beatiful job. Love it Love it!

applejack cards by sue said...

I love this..I will have to take a look around our house to see what could do with a makeover. I am getting into altered art and you have inspired me. Thank you.

Bastelinchen said...

Hallo Beccy,

deine Lampe sieht wunderschön aus. Ich bin total begeistert.

Liebe Grüße aus Thüringen - Deutschland von Marlis

Scrapcat 1 said...

That is just beautiful

Lisa said...

Beautifully done Beccy!

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my goodness Beccy you are so talented. This is gorgeous. Lee x

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Oh My! This is amazing Beccy!!
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Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Becky, how beautifuly, stunning. I can't believe what you have made with an old lamp. I love it!!! Well done.

Natali said...

This is fantastic work!! Love it!!
Hugs
Natali

Jen McLaughlin said...

WOW! Talk about gorgeous!

Misseke said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
Absolutely amazing and beautiful.

greetings, Misseke

Lorraine said...

Fabulous piece of work Beccy. It looks wonderful.

Bastelfeti said...

Wow is a wonderfoul Oil Lamp.

Greeting BAstelfeti

Helen Dooley said...

This is WAY cool! Beccy. I love it.

CTgirl said...

This is SO lovely and unique!

Faith A said...

Absolutely beautiful and sooooo creative of you

Shoregirl said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love it!

Izabela said...

wowwwwwwwww!!! Amazing! I love it :)

Anca said...

wow,very beautiful.....i like it,sorry i am from germany!

by anca

Anita's creaties said...

That's a wonderful project!
Beautyful decorated, splendid idea!

Monia said...

Gorgeous lamp!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I'm still here. You're going to think that I'm stalking you if I'm not careful. This lamp is beautiful! A fabulous transformation! Hugs,Lesley

M Strach said...

Wow!!! Wonderful!!