Monday, October 22, 2012

"Hagrid The Lamp" Makeover - Part 1

Back in the spring, I purchased this lamp 
from a garage sale at our church.
Kind of over-the-top - yet nice.

But what you don't really 
understand from the picture....... how ENORMOUS this lamp is!

Here is the lamp sitting on the floor.
When my daughter saw it in person 
after seeing the picture on my blog,
Her response was, "Holy Lamp Mom!!!"

And then Edward affectionately named it 

Like this Hagrid from 
Harry Potter, who is supposed to be
twice as tall as an average man. 

Needless to say, Hagrid needed some help to tone down his Incredible Hulkish-ness.  He's not completely finished, but I thought I'd bring you along on the makeover.  Above is a close-up of the before.

This is Hagrid after he has been primed and painted with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Old White - 2 coats.  Hmmm.......very pretty, but very large and white in a room.......

A close-up.  Isn't this paint pretty?

Here is Hagrid after 1 coat of Annie Sloan's Clear Wax, and 1 coat of Dark Wax.  I could stop here, but I'd like to bring back some of the white.  Stay tuned.......

Thanks for stopping by the tub!



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Sandy! It's pretty heavy, too. I'm getting tired of moving it from place to place as I work on it.


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