My Z Gallerie Inspired Lamp

Monday, July 18, 2011

So I loved everything about this lamp from Z Gallerie...well almost everything.  I could do without the $139 price tag.

I figured I could recreate my own on a budget.  I just needed to hunt down the right lamp base and I knew the shade would be an easy find.

I spotted this heavy brass beauty at a thrift shop. 

Definitely in dire need of a makeover.

It also came with a dingy shade that was entirely too small for the lamp itself.  Go figure.

I picked up a new white lamp shade at Target.

With the help of some refreshing aqua paint, this is what it looked like after.

Ahhhh, much better.

Sure there are differences, but c'mon, it was a thrift store find for cryin' out loud.

Here's the breakdown:

Lamp - $9.99

New Shade - $14.99

Paint - $3.24

Total cost:  $28.22

That's a far cry from $139.

Linking to:

The DIY Show Off
Tickled Pink at 504 Main
The Shabby Nest


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

Happy Monday!

Susannah said...

Thank you for your kind comment, Laura!

Anonymous said...

love the lamp!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Wow, I'm impressed. It looks just as good as the original! I'm a fan of Z Gallerie also & I'll have to remember that it IS possible to get the look for a lot less. Thanks for the inspiration!

Warmly, Michelle

Funky Fun Finds said...

Thanks so much, Michelle! It's so possible and oh-so fun!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome! i love that color and your lamp find was perfect for it!

Erin said...

GORGEOUS! I am inspired to hit GW today to find a brass lamp! Love it!

An Authentic Life said...

I want one...well 2 actually!!
Nice job! I love a good deal!

Suzy said...

Oh, how I love a great knock-off! I love the color too. Please consider joining my linky party, Suzy's Open House Thursday, at

Susannah said...

Thanks so much everyone! You're all too kind. I hope to post more soon.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

See ya $139, hello thrifting! it's funny how restoring furniture makes you laugh at store prices:)

Anonymous said...

Your's looks better than the original! Way to go! you give me so many inspiring ideas! Now the energy, please! :) love, hazel at

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