Monday, May 5, 2014

RH Acanthus Lamp "copy-cat"

Sometimes you just know how it will look...
You see the "after" 
even before you buy the "before" version.
Restoration Hardware is my holy grail of accent items.
Their catalog is full of exquisite architectural finds turned decor.
One of my favorites is the Acanthus lamp (below.)

This lamp is untouchable as I do not plan 
on ever spending close to $500 on a single lamp.

you can imagine how thrilled I was when 
I saw this lamp piece in a consign store for $15.
It was a similar Acanthus stylized piece.
I could just "see" my RH lamp materializing.

I was even more thrilled when my husband told me 
he could turn it the acanthus part 
upsidedown to match the one in the catalog.
Usually I love cremes and white, 
but I knew I needed a darker color 
to get the finished look I was after.
I used textured spray paint.
And I love the results....

My RH knock-off has a new home on my bookcase.
Exactly how I "saw" it from the beginning. :o)
sharing with:
Inspired Sunday at Sunday View 
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


  1. what a lucky find--it turned out fabulous, aimee! have a great week!

  2. I love your lamp, the price is so much better then RH's too! and it all started out, from a consignment store piece, good for you!

  3. Now how fabulous and creative is this. I love, love ,love the lamp. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  4. Hi, Aimee! What an amazing find! And you and your husband did an awesome job recreating the RH look. Love the way your lamp turned out. Especially the price!

  5. Wow Aimee how fabulous is this? Looks every bit as lovely as that $500 number! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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