Gilded And Filled Lamp

Christmas Decorating Ideas

What? Again with a Christmas post in August?

I know.

But this time it was a contest that I just couldn’t pass up.

Lamps Plus and Hometalk asked some bloggers to take this lamp


and create a project that is themed for the December holidays.

My first thought was painting all of the silver parts gold.

I used Krylon 14k gold paint.  The lamp was really easy to pull apart and paint all of the metal parts.

Gold Trimmed Glass Lamp

Then I also decided to paint the inside of the shade with the same gold paint.  I tape the outside of the shade with painters tape leaving a strip open to paint on the outside.

Gold Lamp Shade

When I pulled all the tape off I felt the line was a little smaller than I would have liked (and maybe, just maybe the paint line wasn’t perfect!) so I decided to add another layer with gold tape.  I love how the two tones play off of each other.

I wanted to keep the inside simple so I used glue dots to attach two reindeer on the inside and a little bit of loose snow.  It gives it a snow globe look and can easily be changed for another look.

Reindeer Christmas Decor

I love how it came out and it brings a Christmas element that can be carried all the way through winter as well.

Winter Lamp

Thank you so much to Lamps Plus and Hometalk for the opportunity to compete in this contest and for sending me the lamp.  There will be three winners and there is even a chance to be featured in their Holiday catalog.

Fingers crossed!

Thanks so much for reading and have a great day.


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13 thoughts on “Gilded And Filled Lamp”


  1. I have a large glass tea pitcher that has a small chip on the rim. Don’t want to use it as a tea pitcher anymore for fear it will crack some more but do not want to throw it away. Any suggestions on what to do with it.

    1. I had an old porcelin pitcher that was given to me, I didn’t like the off white color it had, so I painted it black first. Then, I went over it with a gunmetal color, making sure NOT to get in the crevices, so it looks kind of antique. I keep it on my kitchen table with fresh or fake flowers. People always compliment it & it cost all of $3(for the paints)! You wouldn’t have to paint yours, but paint does tend to give new life to old things.

  2. Love the lamp and I love Christmas and this has given me a few ideas for my theme this year, I think your idea has a good chance of winning.

  3. You have the Winner!

    Can you please tell me what type of tape you used
    on the shade and where you got it?

    Thank you!

  4. It’s just beautiful! I love that you went with gold as it is warmer looking than silver. And of course I love turquoise accents. The deer are perfect for Christmas and winter. I think you did a lovely job designing your lamp. Pamela

  5. Laura, I just literally, hours perusing your site, something I had not previously done. You are truly amazing and oh so talented! I have learned so much from your site and bookmarked some projects for the future. As you know I’m a craft fanatic. Keep up the great work. Perhaps this is not the appropriate place for this message, but I don’t mind letting all your followers know how talented I think you are!

  6. This lamp has inspired me! You did a wonderful job with it. Oooh I can’t wait to do something with it as well. What will I do? Very exciting! Thank you for the inspiration. It is just beautiful!