Saturday, May 21, 2011

{My First Lamp Re-do!}

... and I must say I am ADDICTED.  I know these aren't new in the blogosphere to any extent, but it's new to me, so I thought I'd share. :)

Just to remind you, in case you missed my post about my amazing Goodwill trip earlier this week:

Yes you read that right: I paid One dollar and Ninety-five cents for this lamp.  And it worked! No rewiring required!

And... the after...

I had to buy white spray paint, so that was about $4 at my local hardware store, then I painted the all the aged brass colour with black paint and a little paint brush.  The lamp shade is silk from Walmart, on clearance for $14, so all in all, I spend about $20 for this lamp.

And I LOVE IT!  I'm on the lookout for another one to paint to go on the other side of the bed! SQUEE!


  1. I love your enthusiasm! Your lap is so elegant.

    It's really fun to re-do lamps. My father once found a bunch of good lamps at a local Goodwill for $1 ea. (It was approx. 10 years ago.) I did some really fun lamp makeovers including hot-gluing flat-bottomed marbles to the side of one. It was a funky, quick, and useful project.

  2. That looks really, really great! I liked the original orange color too, but the white made it look so much more elegant. Good job!

  3. Awesome! I loath lamp shopping ... took me a few months to find one for our bedroom that I liked last year. Next time I'm going to the Salvation Army and see what they've got!

  4. I just discovered the amazing powers of spray paint this weekend - my "vintage" patio furniture (reality: 1980s leftovers) looks newly fantastic thanks to a few cans of color. I love what you did with the lamp - opening up some new possibilities for me...

  5. I did this once back in the day for 4-H, it was so much fun! Maybe I should get back in the saddle...