Friday, September 13, 2013

Thrift Store Lamp Redo

I've been wanting to get a couple of lamps for down in my basement to put on both sides of the couch.  I came across these little beauties at at thrift store for $5 a piece.  While I wasn't in love with the color, I was in love with the shape.  I knew some glossy spray paint would fix them right up.

I went to find some affordable lamp shades, and even the affordable ones seemed expensive!!  These leopard print shades were only $5 on clearance at Wal-Mart so I snatched them up.  Had this been an article of clothing, I definitely would have left them as is.  But I wanted it to be a little more stream lined next to the other colors and patterns already in my basement decor.

Using the same technique I used to make my Fabric Covered Bins which you can find HERE, I used spray adhesive and covered the shades with some white fabric I had on hand first, and then covered over that using the same spray adhesive and using light colored burlap for texture.

I love how sleek they are, the glossy black color really shows off the design much better than the gold and mauve did.

Here you can see how I just tucked the fabric inside the shade as I went along.

These lamps are now very classy looking and are similar to something you would find in a high end design store, but for only $10 a piece!

Now head out to those thrift stores and rummage sales and add a little bit of light to your home decor!
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  1. Love what your doing on your blog and all the amazing projects! Just wanted to stop by and say how much I'm enjoying your posts :) Also, these lamps are AWESOME, what would we do without the thrift store!? -Kate

  2. what kind of paint did you use? I just found a similar pair of lamps and it will be my first attempt to spray paint anything so any pointers would be appreciated :)

    1. I just used a basic black gloss spray paint. Thanks for stopping by!


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