Thursday, June 23, 2011

How to Revamp a Lamp

I love taking something ugly and turning it into something useful and beautiful. :)

Take this cheap goodwill lamp for instance:

The brass was looking a little tired
and the beige center of the lamp...blah.
But the curves? Ooh la la!! I loved
it's trophy shape look. :)

And here's the ugly shade I bought with it. It was
actually painted maroon and baby blue with
craft paint right on top of the fabric shade.
U-G-L-Y. I paid $10 for the pair
because I could see potential in them.

And here's the after!

After a little oil-rubbed-bronze spray paint
(which I already had), this lamp went
from drab to fab in less than an hour!

All I did was remove all the fabric and glue
from the shade, tape any lamp parts I didn't
want to get spray painted on the lamp base,
and then sprayed 2 coats of the ORB spray paint...
and voila! I realize these photos don't do this
little lady justice, but she seriously looks
like something I bought from Pottery
Barn or Restoration Hardware!

I may end up buying a shade for her in the future, but for now, I'm really loving the exposed lines of the shade. Very chic, don't ya think?

Have a Happy (& Crafty!) Thursday,