May 26, 2011

✥ Z Gallerie Lamp Knock Off ✥


While thrifting the other day I came across the awesome brass lamp. 
It weighs like 5 pound and has the most GORGEOUS shape!!
I've been obsessed with getting it painted because I knew it would be A. Mazing!

I was a little nervous about the paste/concrete-ish grey stuff (underneath the plastic part of the lamp). It must've been broken at some time, but it seemed very sturdy and I was not letting this one get away.

By the way, I looked up the brand of the lamp- Artesanata made in Portugal. I couldn't find any info online but it doesn't feel cheap. Any info out there in Blogland? Hopefully I'm not painting a priceless antique!
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 I used two coats of primer for metals and as really impressed with how well it adhered to the base. Then two more coats of spray paint- this time a can I found at Michaels' on sale for 59 cents!
Here's my inspiration-
A real beaut from Z Gallerie.
Their version $139.
My version $25.


Here it is in it's new home. Let me know what you guys think!

Update: Check out these fantastic blogs who liked my Lamp Redo!

66 comments:

  1. I think it looks great! Love that color!

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  2. cute love it!!

    Tiffany, I blog over at http://itsacowgirlthing.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the color of your lamp! Either way you go on the shade will look good!

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  4. Wow- it's so lovely! That color is fantastic- well done! Would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday sometime!

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  5. I think the shade on it looks great! Love it!

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  6. Love the color you used! It is a beauty!

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  7. I love it! I've been eyeing that lamp, but was not going to pay retail for it!

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  8. That's awesome. I love it when you can find such a cheap knock-off. It looks AMAZING and so much like Z Gallerie! Great find! I love that lamp shade---I'd say keep it! Save yourself the hassle of finding another one!

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  9. I think the white shade will pop the color of the base, if that's what you want then you should go with a white shade! Very A-Mazing!!! it looks awesome! Now I want to paint all my lamps instead of buying new ones!! -Liz Cheek

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  10. I'm your newest follower, I love the lamp! What a great colour choice! I'll be featuring your lamp on my blog at http://littlekatieontheprairie.blogspot.com this Thursday as one of my favorite things!! I hope you drop by and check it out! Great job again on the lamp. You are so creative!

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  11. Hey girl...thanks for linking up this week. I've had a blast co-hosting. Love me some knock-offs :)

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  12. Super cute- love the shade of turquoise! I just came across your blog and am loving it!

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  13. Love this! I have been painting my room and have to change my lamps. This looks so easy I will definitely be trying it!!!

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  14. Oh my heck girl this is so cute! It looks amazing and I actually really like the shade! Come and say hi and enter my Jamberry nail giveaway

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  15. love the lamp color and shape of shade larger would look great also
    KAT

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  16. That lamp is amazing! I love the color! I think that the shade looks great, but a white one might really make the color "pop" . . . but even without it, the color really does look fantastic! Just found your blog- it is darling! I am your newest follower and would love to have you check out my blog and follow back if you want!
    Camille @ SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  17. Beautiful color! Love Z Gallerie, and a knockoff is even better! I'm a new follower from Lil' Luna =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  18. Really nice color! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party!

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  19. Love that idea....just gave away some lamps that I might have painted!! Oh well seems there are lots of lamps at yardsales so I will look for one. Love the turquoise color and I do think a white shade would make it pop. Found your blog from the Knock Off Decor site....

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  20. Great transformation!! I love turquoise color! It definitely looks like the more expensive version.

    As far as the shade. I like this one, but I think a white drum would make that turquoise really pop. Just depends on what your going for...can't go wrong either way. :)

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  21. She Shoots, She Scores...........Love It !!!

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  22. Looks like the same thing~good job!

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  23. Love the shade ... why not get a white shade and then you have the option to "switch" back and forth. Love the color!!
    Pink Hugs,
    Dee

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  24. Love the color and the makeover!
    Thank you so much for linking this up as well!
    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  25. I like it with that shade. I have been on the lookout for a lamp to paint. No luck yet...

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  26. I LOVE the color!! Looks awesome. I hope you will share at my party!

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/06/craft-and-tell-no-8-and-features.html

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  27. Everything about that lamp is perfect! Great job!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  28. what is the name of the color of that lamp and the brand? I have been looking for that blue for a project I have.

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  29. I love this awesome Z Gallerie knock off! Thank you so much for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy! We look forward to your future contributions to our weekly link party!

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  30. Do you happen to remember the name of the color you used?

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  31. Love that color! Do you remember the name of it? I've just read through a bunch of your old posts and loved them all! Definitely a new follower!

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  32. UPDATE!
    The paint is Petrol Blue from Krylon-
    Also, if you're a "no-reply" blogger, I can't answer your questions directly!

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  33. Wow I love the lamp and it's lamp shade. In a million years I would have not thought to paint a brass lamp. That is an awesome idea.

    Paula

    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  34. Love that you painted a brass lamp! Thanks for the IDEAS! I personally love the shade.

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  35. Love the blue colour! And I would keep the shade! I like it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  36. I love the great lamps you can find at Goodwill. I have an old brass chandelier I'm going to do this to for my studio...thanks for the tips. Take Care, Carrie

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  37. Thank you so much for being a part of Tales from Bloggeritaville’s Thrifty Thursday! I just LOVED your project and am featuring it in my Friday Flashback!
    I sincerely appreciate you linking up. It’s not a party without guest! Thank you!
    I hope you will accept and display the Tales from Bloggeritaville feature button on your blog. YOu can find it on the Friday Flashback Post. It’s my way of saying “Thank YOU!”

    Live*Love*Laugh,
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  38. Thanks for linking up to Craft and Tell this week! I am loving all your links : ) But this lamp is so much fun! This is one of my favorite colors!

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  39. So pretty, I love it! I would love for you to link it up at my Do Something Crafty linky party: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/search/label/Do%20Something%20Crafty%20Friday

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  40. So beautiful!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-8.html

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  41. AMAZING knockoff! I just love it - definitely keep the shade, it looks beautiful with the newly painted base.

    Take care,
    Christina
    designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

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  42. Totally cute! I love love love the color! Great job :)

    Jessica @ oceansidedaydreams.webs.com

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  43. I love it - what a great deal. I painted some brass ones we inherited from MIL, and they turned out great, too. I say keep that shade until you find the exact one you want. Love the color you chose. (:

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  44. I love it! Perfect color too! Now I gotta find myself one ;)
    I would love for you to link up at Handmade 52! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2012/01/handmade-52-3.html

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  45. Love this! I just redid a lamp in turquoise also! You can check it out at http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com/2012/01/lamp-refashion-from-drab-to-fab.html

    -Melissa

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  46. In LOVE with what you did with that lamp!!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  47. I think is awesome, i like the color very much. you can look for a white shade, or if you like for another of an also strong color like pink, and that would create a strong visual effect (taking into account that your wall is white.)

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  48. Becca, I love it when you see something and then replicate it. It is hard to explain the feeling, but it is wonderful! Love your lamp. It just turned out amazing. Keep going girl!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  49. I am in LOVE with the color that you painted it. LOve your blog and your decorating style too. New follower.

    http://www.herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/

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  50. The lamp is way cool, Becca, and a great color! I have two old & heavy brass lamps in my garage (for years, I must admit). Time after time I've thought of painting them, but just never have gotten around to it. Now I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

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  51. That lamp does have a good shape...no a great shape! And then you picked a GORGEOUS color too! It looks perfect!

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  52. I love the shape of this lamp! It's amazing how much spray paint can change anything!

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  53. Love this price! I love Zgallerie so much, but I can't handle some of those prices. Megan

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  54. OMG!! I love it. awesome price. I would love it if you linked it up my new link party.

    http://momslifevents.blogspot.com/

    Can't wait to see what else you create.

    ~Taylor

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  55. The lamp was a great find, and love the shade of blue you painted it :-) I think the shade that you have works well with the lamp, and the colour helps it stand out better against your gallery wall. I say it's a keeper :-)

    Kelly

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  56. Amazing turnout! Thanks for sharing at Create & Inspire!

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  57. Oh I love it! It does look amazing! I would love for you to link it up at our party!

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/05/fab-not-drab-friday.html

    Jen

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  58. tee- hee :) I searched for Z Gallerie on pinterest because a friend and I are going to have a little knockoff- party inspired by said outlet soon.
    Your post was the first that really stood out- LOVE it!

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